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Estrella Foothills Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (19)

This singletrack trail features vistas, climbs, and various trail options without the parking fee.


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Map Key

7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

Singletrack

1,292' 394 m

High

1,038' 316 m

Low

509' 155 m

Up

497' 151 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Desert riding at its finest, located in the Estrella Mountain Ranch community. Parking can be found in the Foothills Community Park, which is not packed for the most part. Other parking options can be found at Westar Elementary School.

Cacti, rocks, and bees do become a normal occurrence on this loop and encourages many to ride tubeless. There are a few sharp turns that require some technical maneuvering and there are some sections where hike-a-bike may be necessary.

Be aware, as other trails split off in many directions and it can be easy to take a wrong turn. This trail has a good deal of exposure along mountain faces, which can become dangerous, but are mostly manageable. There are a few bench spots and sitting areas, which are good for photo opportunities as they overlook the community.

The end of the trail consists of several 3 foot+ jumps with considerable space to gain speed to stick the landing. Look before you leap.

This trail is best ridden in winter - spring. FINS, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, and White Tanks are others to try out in the area.

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Shared By:

Andrew Atencia

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 19 votes

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in Buckeye

#6339

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  3.9 from 19 votes
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#1

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#157

in Arizona

#6,339

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Photos

One of many downhill features on the Estrella Foothills Loop.
Jan 10, 2017 near Goodyear, AZ
A guide to the foothill loop
Oct 28, 2020 near Goodyear, AZ
Amazing end of the ride view.
Aug 23, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
Ironically, the Easy way isn't that much safer.
Jan 10, 2017 near Goodyear, AZ
The first summit on the Estrella Foothills Loop.
Jan 10, 2017 near Goodyear, AZ
Watch out! Saguaro cactus ahead!
Jan 10, 2017 near Goodyear, AZ

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Mar 12, 2022
Mountain Park
7mi — 1h 15m
Apr 7, 2021
Chad Mcgee
Mar 10, 2021
Thomas Pyke
Jun 7, 2020
Shawn Mallahan
Not a lot of flow. Great trail to get used to semi chunky track. Lots of quick turns followed by incline. 7.2mi — 5h 39m
Apr 19, 2020
Clay Green
Apr 15, 2018
chris woods
Jan 17, 2018
Isai Lopez Salazar
Nov 5, 2017
Shawn Chen