Ocotillo/Ridgeback/Sidewinder Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great moderate loop which includes a summit, great views and Classic Sonoran Desert scenery. Multiple access points and other connecting trails allows for the loop to be changed if required. Awesome views and a great moderate workout. You can skip the 1/4 mile summit if desired, but would recommend taking the extra effort for the views. Watch out for mountain bikes which use the trails regularly. Take plenty of water (at least 2 liters) as there is no water available on these trails.
Decent hike, moderate views. Good place for a beginner hiker.
This is a very good moderate hike which can include a summit for great views. The Ridgeback and summit is the moderate part of the hike, the rest is quite easy and relatively flat. The north side of the loop gets quite close to some houses which takes away from the otherwise remoteness of the trail. Multiple success points and lots of trails crossing this loop allows you to change the distance a little.