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Sonoran Loop Competitive Track - Outer Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (38)

Fun loop with a bit of everything!


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.5

KM

Singletrack

1,720' 524 m

High

1,491' 454 m

Low

518' 158 m

Up

520' 158 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

$7 entry fee per car for White Tanks Regional Park. $2 entry fee for cycling into park.

This track often has races here so be sure to check the schedule to make sure there is not an event going on that day.

Description

This is a good one-way loop with several options to make it shorter as there are several connections that cut across other parts of the loop to make for a shorter ride (ride this trail clockwise).

The trail starts as doubletrack, but don't get discouraged. You'll take a left where there are signs for the technical loop (don't worry it's not that hard.) The rest of the trail will take you across several washes, over some small obstacles, and uphill with a few switchbacks. At this point get ready for a fun little downhill full of loose rocks and some small drops. Continue riding back out onto the flats and get back to the parking lot.

Probably the best cross county trail at White Tanks Mountain Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Aaron Cholewa with improvements by Elaine lee and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 38 votes

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  4.2 from 38 votes
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#336

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Photos

Singletrack in the desert at the White Tanks.
Dec 9, 2018 near Citrus…, AZ
Fun at the Sonoran Competitive Loop in the White Tanks
Jan 27, 2022 near Citrus…, AZ
Sonoran Loop
Jan 20, 2018 near Citrus…, AZ
End of the trail approaching the parking area
Jul 28, 2021 near Citrus…, AZ
Start of the trail from the trailhead.
Jul 28, 2021 near Citrus…, AZ
Short clip of the down hill technical section on the north side of the loop.
Jul 28, 2021 near Citrus…, AZ

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Jun 10, 2022
Nate H
Fun ride! Little over seven miles of you do the tech and the switchbacks. — 1h 05m
Apr 3, 2022
susan orr
6mi
Mar 26, 2022
Nicholas Mackenzie
Took a couple breaks - 1 hr riding / w than 03/25 7.1mi — 1h 30m
Nov 17, 2021
Kevin Yates
First ride ever. Hard tail, back side of the upper loop area was very challenging. Very fun ride. Also got in free as its National Take A Hike Day. 7.1mi — 1h 07m
Oct 17, 2021
Kevin Bailey
NICA MTB Race #4 Pre-ride 5mi
Apr 7, 2021
Chad Mcgee
Jan 2, 2021
Eder Valle
Dec 27, 2020
Alexis Hitzeroth