ElevationAscent: 500' 153 m
Descent: -496' -151 m
High: 3,009' 917 m
Low: 2,716' 828 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“Pemberton's Yankee Cousin - She ain't fancy but she rolls easy.”— Tom Dobson
Vaquero Trail is soft rolling singletrack for about a mile where it ties into the powerline road. Hang a left on the power line road and run about 300 feet to Chuckwagon Trail.
Turn left on Chuckwagon Trail and cruise up a slight incline over wide singletrack for about a mile. Hang a left at the sign on Cholla Mountain Loop Trail. Run the loop clockwise all the way around (about 3 miles) then turn south (left) on Watershed Trail.
After about 1/2 mile turn right on Maverick Trail for a quick 1.4 back to the fire road and the way home.
This is a super easy set of trails. Maps are available at the trailhead as are water and bathrooms. All roads lead back to the trailhead, so if you make a wrong turn, just keep going. The longest section before and intersection is about a mile.
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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale