Ocotillo, Ridgeback and Sidewinder Loop

MODERATE 61 reviews

Ocotillo, Ridgeback and Sidewinder Loop is a 4.7 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.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

Great moderate loop which includes a summit, great views and Classic Sonoran Desert scenery. Multiple access points and other connecting trails allows for the loop to be changed if required. Awesome views and a great moderate workout. You can skip the 1/4 mile summit if desired, but would recommend taking the extra effort for the views. Watch out for mountain bikes which use the trails regularly. Take plenty of water (at least 2 liters) as there is no water available on these trails.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Fun hike! Not difficult. Some areas may be a little slippery. Plenty of joining trials to try also! You can make your hike as long or short as you prefer.

hiking
17 days ago

Good, new hiking trails in the area. The city obviously spent a lot of time and money to make this nice park for people to enjoy. You can hike, mountain bike, run, or ride your horses here. There's something for the whole family. Pretty desert scenery, which would probably be more enjoyable during a sunset or full moon. The trails themselves are a little boring though; not much challenge. This should be rated easy. I may have to get my bike out here and give it a spin.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful day and relatively easy trail

hiking
26 days ago

walking
28 days ago

A great walk. Some challenging terrain with uphill ascents.

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trail running
2 months ago

great desert run - bring a cap and plenty of water (no shade on the trail) - trailhead is nicely marked as are the waypoints.

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