Taliesin/Quartz Loop - Mountain Bike near Scottsdale, Arizona
Quartz Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA,Scottsdale,Arizona
33.6208434, -111.8635566
9.5 miles N of Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: Quartz Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
GPS: 33°37'15.0"N 111°51'48.8"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 7.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Loop
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack

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A quick loop that has a couple difficult climbs depending on which way you take it. Leads to a cool viewpoint and has a ton of flowing singletrack. Courtesy of mtbproject.com
A fun rocky trail through neighborhoods in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It can be ridden either way and has some fun opportunities for jumps and transitions. Ride up through the wash, skipping all the junctions along the way. Courtesy of mtbproject.com

 

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Directions

From Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. Head north on N Scottsdale Rd toward E Indian School Rd (276 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Indian School Rd (2.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto AZ-101 Loop N (8.5 mi)
  4. Take exit 39 for Raintree Dr (0.4 mi)
  5. Keep right to continue on N Pima Rd (302 ft)
  6. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Raintree Dr (1.3 mi)
  7. Turn right onto N 100th St (0.3 mi)
  8. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto E Pine Valley Rd (207 ft)
  9. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N 100th Pl (0.1 mi)
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Distance ?

5.7 miles

Elevation Gain ?

0 feet

Real Ascent ?

519 feet

Real Descent ?

519 feet

Avg Grade (0°)

0%

Grade (-5° to 7°)

-9% to 13%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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