Desert Classic Trail

EASY 26 reviews
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Desert Classic Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Phoenix, Arizona 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.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
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4 months ago

9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Sunday, May 01, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Sunday, July 05, 2015

trail running
Friday, June 26, 2015

A very simple trail. There is a regular change between slight inclines and declines with the occasional gulch to keep things interesting. The path is easy to follow and runs between South Mountain and the neighborhoods just south of it. At 6:30 in the morning I passed a dozen of hikers and even more mountain bikers, so expect it to be crowded. Overall, I'd say this trail is nice for an easy run or bike ride, but is often busy and lacks many of the beautiful views that are common with the other nearby trails.