Coachwhip Trail Loop

3.50 out of 5
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↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Pemberton Trail is the best known trail in this area and is the arterial
backbone connecting other spur trails. Don't just ride Pemberton and feel
like you've seen it all. Many of the most fun trails are spurs off of the
Pemberton trail. This Coachwhip Trail loop incorporates many of the other
trails that branch off the Pemberton Trail.

Start at the hiker's trailhead parking just inside the entrance to the main

Ride through the campground to the far west end. Take the campground
spur trail that accesses Granite Trail. (Alternatively you can follow Wagner
Trail from the parking area for 1.1 miles.)

Turn right at the "Tee" junction and follow Granite Trail signs.

At mile 2.88 you connect with Bluff Trail. Turn right.

At mile 4.06 you connect with Pemberton Trail. Turn left.

At mile 4.32 turn right and follow Rock Knob Trail.

At mile 4.91 go through a gate that takes you outside McDowell Mountain
Regional Park and brings you into McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Continue
along main trails, bearing left.

At mile 6.11 you go thru another fence and re-enter McDowell Mountain
Regional Park.

At mile 7.35 you reconnect with Pemberton Trail. Turn right.

At mile 8.07 turn right onto Coachwhip Trail.

At mile 10.65 turn left onto Dixie Mine Trail.

At mile 12.88 turn left onto Pemberton Trail.

At mile 14.69 turn right onto Tonto Tank Trail.

At mile 17.35 turn left onto Pemberton Trail.

At mile 17.79 turn left onto Granite Trail.

At mile 19.03 turn right toward the campground.

At mile 19.77 arrive back to the start.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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November 28, 2011
jfbrun Poseur  
Review: I rode Pemberton clockwise to Dixie Mine onto Coachwhip back to Pemberton! Great ride, especially after the switchback on Coachwhip heading back to Pemberton. Views are fantastic, you can get going a bit too fast for some slippery riding on corners!!

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February 22, 2011
norski Doubletrack  
Review: The McDowell Mountain Regional Park is in a beautiful part of the Sonoran Desert. This trail will give you some wonderful scenic views of the area and provide you with some fun, heart-thumping singletrack.

Similar Trail: Pemberton Trail

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Coachwhip Trail Loop MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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