Trail 100 - Hike and Mountain Bike near Phoenix, Arizona
~Trail 100, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.56478642, -111.97829644
9.8 miles NE of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~Trail 100, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA
GPS: 33°33'53.2"N 111°58'41.9"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 17.20 miles
Trail Type: Loop
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 1509 feet

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Hike and Mountain Bike

Mountain Bikers and Hikers in Phoenix, Arizona can rejoice in the challenge that is Trail 100.

Trail 100, or Charles M. Christensen Memorial Trail, is a little over 14 miles out and back in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Parking is available at the Tatum Trailhead on North Tatum Boulevard where the trail begins. Water and bathrooms are available at the beginning and end of the trail. Be sure to plan accordingly.

The end of the trail loops and connects with the original trail for easy turn around. Explorers of this trail gain 1,570 feet in elevation and enjoy the thrill of the decent.

Though mostly considered a moderate trail, its length and some more technical areas make Trail 100 an enjoyable challenge for more experienced riders. These technical areas are steeper, but only for short stretches.

The main trail is well marked and easy to follow. Have the desire to explore? There are several paths that break off from the main trail for you to find.

Trail 100's location, in the middle of a metropolitan area, provides easy access for city residents. Visitors can enjoy and outdoor adventure without escaping the city. Riders looking for a natural experience will enjoy the many varieties of cacti and wildflowers around the trail.

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (0.5 mi)
  2. Turn right onto N 7th Ave (0.2 mi)
  3. Continue straight past McDonald's to stay on N 7th Ave (0.6 mi)
  4. Turn right to merge onto I-10 E toward Tucson (2.3 mi)
  5. Take exit 147A-147B for AZ-51 N (0.6 mi)
  6. Continue onto AZ-51 N (8.7 mi)
  7. Take exit 9 for Shea Blvd (0.3 mi)
  8. Keep right at the fork and merge onto E Shea Blvd (1.8 mi)
  9. Turn right after Taco Bell (on the right) (1.2 mi)
  10. Turn right (105 ft)
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Distance ?

7.1 miles

Elevation Gain ?

171 feet

Real Ascent ?

1,064 feet

Real Descent ?

893 feet

Avg Grade (0°)

0%

Grade (-14° to 13°)

-25% to 23%

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

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