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Great trail for anyone

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great trail for mtbing! little bit of everything from fast & flowy, climbing, descents, and not too many people on it.

First time out on this trail. As an avid hiker, this loop was extremely easy. Although it's a great trail for joggers and bikers. Well groomed for the weekend, novice hikers. Needs more elevation gain..


27 days ago

Hiked this morning. I would say it's more medium range, not that difficult. The steepest portion is the last quarter mile, even if you're in good shape it'll cause heavier breathing there, but it's only a short stretch of tiny switchbacks. It makes a great morning hike, with a good view on top giving you 40-50 mile radius scenery. The trail can fit two people wide most of the time, but in the last half mile you'll be single file. Hiking to summit and back at a steady, slightly-quicker-than-average pace took us about 1.5 hours plus the time we spent at the summit. I hiked just fine in my Nike Frees.

nice desert hike, enough elevation change for a decent workout, we carry our backpacks loaded getting in shape for longer treks.

Good trail. The loop itself is about 3.85 miles, nice and not to hard. The 2 summits are about .5 up each, these guys get your heart rate going. Not overly crowded, well maintained trail and trail head.

Hiked with Elizabeth and Erick. Nice new area to hike.

1 month ago

Decent workout for heart rate, but a bit too warm on this trail. Very little shade areas on an unusually warm October day

Love this hike!

Ocotillo-Sidewinder Loop. I enjoyed the Sidewinder Trail while the Ocotillo Trail is pretty flat and boring.

My go to hike-living by Tramanto. From parking to the summit...about 50 minutes. Take D trail to DS then back

2 months ago

Very clean trail area and people using the area were all polite and aware of mountain bikes sharing the trail. Staying on the Desert Tortoise Loop kept my heart rate up, but was not too taxing. Summer is over time to go back out.