Desert Classic and Marcos de Niza Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews
#39 of 71 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

4 months 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
7 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
5 days ago

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 12, 2013