Dynamite Loop

Scottsdale, Arizona

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This is a fine section of Sonoran, granite boulder-studded desert with numerous singletrack and doubletrack trails. A double powerline runs north-northeast from the intersection of Pima and Dynamite Roads and forms the baseline for the area. A loop using trails west of the powerline outbound, with a return along the powerline doubletrack is described here, but there are many other possibilities on both sides. you can explore away from the powerline, then make your way back to it for a fast return to the trailhead. Urban sprawl is fast encroaching on this area, so enjoy it while it lasts. It's located in Scottsdale at the intersection of Pima and Dynamite Roads. Tread: 3.4 miles singletrack; 8.9 miles doubletrack.

Dynamite Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This is a fine section of Sonoran, granite boulder-studded desert with numerous singletrack and doubletrack trails. A double powerline runs north-northeast from the intersection of Pima and Dynamite Roads and forms the baseline for the area.

A loop using trails west of the powerline outbound, with a return along the powerline doubletrack is described here, but there are many other possibilities on both sides. you can explore away from the powerline, then make your way back to it for a fast return to the trailhead. Urban sprawl is fast encroaching on this area, so enjoy it while it lasts. It's located in Scottsdale at the intersection of Pima and Dynamite Roads. Tread: 3.4 miles singletrack; 8.9 miles doubletrack."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Scottsdale
Distance: 12.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to April
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix Field Office, 623-580-5500
Local Maps: USGS Cave Creek, Currys Corner, Wildcat Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Dynamite Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/6/2005
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This is a very nice trail. We have a lot of trails here and with several porpouses. The funny part is that when you are going to the Nort is uphill and when you return is a downhill.


10/15/2001
0

This was my first time out mountain biking. It was a bit confusing where to park because its Monday and no one was there. The main trail, doubletrack, that runs along the power lines is firm for a while but you get into DEEP gravel. When this happened I turned to another trail, singletrack, which was VERY good. It was firm, easy, and hilly. The only thing I didnt like about this trail was that my bike kept shocking me from the powerlines. Whenever I rode directly under them in between wires. Otherwise it was great.



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