Ocotillo/Ridgeback/Sidewinder Loop Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Ocotillo/Ridgeback/Sidewinder Loop Trail 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful day and relatively easy trail

hiking
3 days ago

walking
6 days ago

A great walk. Some challenging terrain with uphill ascents.

mountain biking
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1 month ago

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trail running
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice views. I would rate as easy not moderate.

6 months ago