Desert Classic and Marcos de Niza Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
#42 of 69 trails in

Desert Classic and Marcos de Niza Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
540 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no shade

11 days ago

Amazing views, a little difficult in places where there was a steep incline. Saw a few coyotes as well but they did not bother me. In total took me about 2 hours with breaks.

hiking
3 months ago

Although this is a great hike, it’s important to remember that there is no shade. Figuring out which trail is the correct trail is a little confusing any since there are user-created trails in many areas. My wife and I enjoyed walking along the ridge and around one of the mountains. Watch out for bikers on the lower portion.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, January 12, 2013