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Desert Classic Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 698 ft Route type Point to Point

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Debra Salins
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Hiking

There is not a lot of scenery and limited shade, but the trail is wide and easy to social distance. Lots of bikes but most were courteous and let us know they were coming.

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Alain Quinones
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Mountain bikingNo shade
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David Murphy
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HikingBridge out
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Evelyn Smith
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Pretty crowded with mountain bikers. Because the trail is pretty easy, they were going quite fast. Not one cyclist shouted ahead to let us know they were coming. Sometimes we didn’t hear them in time and only had seconds to step off the trail. Just poor trail etiquette. Really a bummer.

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Christy S.
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Running

I was looking for a trail to do a long run on and this one was great. I went out 5 miles and back for a 10 mile total. Do not wear headphones out here. There are tons of mountain bikes and they come flying around some of the turns and drops. You need to be very aware of your surroundings so that you can step off the trail in time. Overall, a great place for a run!

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Ashley Cordovano
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Hiking

This trail is pretty flat which is good for beginners or people with mobility issues. There are a lot of mountain bikers to watch out for. Saw a lot of wildlife, it was an enjoyable and calm, relaxing hike

TJ Scott
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Mountain biking

It’s a fun trail to ride.

Mike DesMarais
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Mountain bikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Awesome trail! Bring plenty of water and a few snacks!

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Cactus Hugger
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Mountain bikingRockyWashed out

I'm out of shape today but this is a good intermediate MTB trail to get technical skill and stamina levels up

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Tracy Sobers
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Mountain bikingNo shadeOff trail
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Tisha Howe
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No shade

A nice place to hike but the cyclists lack trail etiquette. it was very frustrating.

Max Reynoso
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Alisha Herman
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Hiking

Great for trail running for beginners!

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Chandon Clenard
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Pure fun, lots of rocks.

Eric Thudium
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Hiking

Multi-purpose trail, a lot of mountain bikers. Great trail if you have pets or kids.

Ryan Whalen
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Mountain biking

Great trail for those just getting started on a mountain bike! This was my first real trail ride and I will definitely be back again soon.

David H.
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Mountain biking
Clint Green
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Good flat trail for fast runs. Little rollers here and there to keep it from being too monotonous.

scott muth
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Mountain biking

This trail is no easy trail. It has many different 10% ascent/descent valleys and gulleys. It is definitely a moderate trail since they have refurbished this trail within the last 6 mos.

Tom StGermain
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Good for beginner mountain biking. Very flat.

Juan Tapia
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nice trail for running...

CHIZZY REZ
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Running

Good trail with a mix of hills and sandy areas to train.

Brooke Naranjo
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I come to this trail specifically for running because it's away from the touristy trail (Telegraph Pass) and there are some hilly parts to make the run more interesting.

Felicity Macdonald
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Mountain biking

Nice trail for those just getting into mountain biking or for those that want a long stroll.

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