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Ridgeback Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -308' -94 m
High: 2,108' 642 m
Low: 1,826' 557 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tony Mackey

A nice singletrack trail that climbs to the top of Ridgeback Overlook.

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Parts of the trail, particularly near the top, have loose rock.

Description

This trail lies between the Sidewinder Trail and the Octillo Trail. This trail is easier starting from the north (off the Sidewinder Trail) as the climb from the north is not as steep as the one from the south. Near the top, you'll see a marker for loop trail. Taking this loop in either direction will take you to the top of Ridgeback Overlook.

The elevation high point is 2,159 feet. You'll have excellent views and can clearly see the parking lot at the trailhead. Take the Ridgeback Trail down the south side to the Octillo Trail and back to trailhead for a total distance of 5.4 miles.

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#187

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Looking down at Ridgeback Trail.
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Heading up Ridgeback Overlook.
Dec 4, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Enjoy gorgeous views of the Sonoran Desert (and the parking lot) from the top of the Ridgeback Trail.
Jul 19, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ
Ocotillo Trail.
Jan 4, 2016 near Cave Creek, AZ

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