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Desert Park Trail

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Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 23' 7 m
Descent: -591' -180 m
High: 2,283' 696 m
Low: 1,694' 516 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Tom Dobson

Great rocky singletrack for running.

Tom Dobson

Features Birding · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Expect lots of rollers along the way and potato-sized rock bedding.

Description

The Desert Park Trail is a good access trail from the Lifetime Fitness Parking lot to the Windgate Pass Trail, for access to Tom Thumb or the Eastside of the McDowell Mountains. It loops through a neighborhood so be prepared to see other trail users along the way.

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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Bridge along the Desert Park Trail
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
McDowell Sonoran Preserve border. From the Desert Park Trail
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Trailhead at Daybreak
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ
Tunnel
Apr 12, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ

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