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.
dogs on leash
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.
Some great variation of terrain! Difficult climbing on the bike
nice place to hike and bike
Easy hike. Well-marked trail. Decent views.
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.
Easy quick hike that doesn't take you too far out of the city.