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Sidewinder Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.2 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 920' 280 m
Descent: -807' -246 m
High: 2,100' 640 m
Low: 1,732' 528 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trailhead Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Need to Know

This multi-use trail is favored by mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Description

Beginning from the Apache Wash Trailhead, head around the east side of Apache Hill and gradually climb before dropping down on the north side, intersecting Apache Wash Loop. The trail then heads into the north flats before climbing again, passing the 14th and 10th St. connectors and Ridgeback Trail. It descends into some tight washes as it climbs steadily again before passing the Central Avenue connector trail. From there, it briefly joins the Ocotillo Trail and quickly starts climbing again.

At about mile 5, Ocotillo diverges toward the south while Sidewinder continues to climb west and then north, eventually bending northeast after passing the communication towers, descending the last 1 mile to the Desert Hills Trailhead.

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#614

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Beautiful Mountains
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Apache Wash Trailhead
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Concrete marker
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Trail marker with Code, GPS coordinates, and elevation info.
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Looking back at Sidewinder Trail.
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Easily viewed trail marker. Left Ocotillo, right Apache Wash Loop.
Jul 19, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ

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