Sidewinder, Apache Vista, Ocotillo Loop Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews
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Sidewinder, Apache Vista, Ocotillo Loop Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona 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.

6.5 miles 866 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is an excellent loop that is very well maintained, well sign posted and if you include the vista summit trail, a moderate work out. Massive Car Park, good restrooms, and plenty of seating. Make sure you bring plenty of drinking water. If you want near perfect desert views, on a very well designed and maintained trail, this will give you a good 2 mile loop (2.5 miles if including the summit). This is part of the Sonoran Preserve trail system and is has excellent signage throughout.

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hiking
10 days ago

Great trail for a work out and a beautiful view from the vista. Beautiful sunsets!!

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11 days ago

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trail running
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Some great variation of terrain! Difficult climbing on the bike

hiking
1 month ago

nice place to hike and bike

1 month ago

good hike

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy hike. Well-marked trail. Decent views.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great scenic trail and good starter trail for the hiking season here in AZ. To get a little more out of it, take the apache ridgeback trail to the ridgeback overlook summit to get a great view.

4 months ago