Gateway Loop

2.50 out of 5
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↑ 700 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The trailhead has water, bathrooms, etc. The trail starts off shared with other short walking trails and such, then quickly becomes a steep and rocky ascent. The climb is challenging with the steepness and rock gardens all along the path. Other linked trails are the Tom's Thumb trail and the Wingate Pass and Bell Pass trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Where do you park to start the fun on this trail? -spinaz

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Q: I am a descent lover. how fun/long/rewarding are the descents here? where should I go if this isn't the best place? -Ben Kirchenschlager

A: If you want to descend, you gotta climb :)

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Bunny Hop

April 18, 2017
dhurdle Bunny Hop  
Review: Perhaps this Trail (as well as Wingate Pass) has changed significantly over time with erosion, there appears to be little to no sign of maintenance. As a result, these trails appear to me to have become (very heavily used) hiking trails. Unless you are an elite uphill technical rider, I'd stay away as a mountain biker. Try it if you like, but a miserable experience is a real possibility. So many wonderful Phoenix area trails, including gobs of technical ones, why bother with this?!

Similar Trail: None as god-awful for MTB

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May 17, 2014
Review: First timer on this trail. Took portions of 104th, Levee, Paradise, Gateway, and Quartz and it was fantastic. Really good mix of flats, hills, steep inclines/descents, in and out of washes...A couple of nice viewpoints as well looking back over the city. Most of the tracks from 104th to Paradise were doubletrack, but changed to singles once you hit Gateway. Great run

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Gateway Loop MTB Trail 2.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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