4.00 out of 5
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↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Sweet little loop! Gradual climb with some fun descent and nice views of Scottsdale and Phoenix. Watch out for Cacti and drink lots of water, it's very exposed and the Sun is relentless.

I think this is a fairly new trail so please be kind to hikers, so we can keep this trail open to bikes.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Im a downhiller at heart. how are the descents? i dont mind fun climbs as long as the descent is rowdy enough -Ben Kirchenschlager

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Reviews (5)

Granny Gear

May 16, 2014
Review: Started at the trail head off of Via Linda. Within 30 seconds had to dismount for hikers. This happened several more times before I called it a day and headed for McDowell Mtn Park. This trail had a big incline right from the beginning and was more than I (intermediate rider) could handle anyway.

Granny Gear

March 18, 2014
joeyteresi Granny Gear  
Review: I feel like someone needs to say it... this trail is not great for mountain bikes. Hiking, sure. But riding a river of loose, jagged, various sized, slippery, steep rock garden is not that fun, unless you love pain. I enjoyed the challenge for about a mile, but after mile 4 of nothing but rock, it gets a little redundant. I come from the loamy, tacky, redwood goodness of the Santa Cruz area, so I may be biased. It wasn't that I couldn't do it- my lungs were fine. But getting back down was a bumpy, arm shakin', almost crash a thon- AND I took my Enduro out there. Views were amazing though. I saw nothing but hikers, no other riders- I went in March. If you're visiting and want to ride, I would try somewhere that is ride specific.

Similar Trail: Rocky Ridge- Santa Teresa Park


December 29, 2012
B-Rax Gramcounter  
Review: Tough trail. Plus I think I may have started from the wrong side. From 137th it was a pretty insane climb.... But the whole time I knew I had to ride back down. Which got me to the top. The descent was SICK and really pushed me to my limits. The only thing I can complain about is there were a lot of hikers. But they all seemed to get out of the way.



March 12, 2013
Review: Where is this located I need a good climb


December 5, 2011
mtbdennis Gramcounter  
Review: Rode the Lost Dog and Ring Tail loops and then up and down the Sunrise trail. The Lost Dog and Ring Tail loops were fun with little elevation change. Sunrise trail is about 2 miles of constant climbing and then descent, which for me (intermediate) pushed my lungs and skills to the max (which is a good thing). Had a blast, and will be back. * Review edited 12/5/2011


December 13, 2008
Review: fantastic little in-town loop!!! great after work ride.

* Review edited 12/13/2008

Sunrise MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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