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.
dogs on leash
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.
This is a good trail for trail running. The trails are pretty clear compared to other local hikes.
I was somewhat annoyed by the number of bikers and having to get out of their way so much. For that reason alone I do t think I will frequent this trail much.
Decent hike, moderate views. Good place for a beginner hiker.