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Desperado Loop

Easy/Intermediate

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3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 252' 77 m
Descent: -198' -60 m
High: 2,564' 781 m
Low: 2,402' 732 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (5°)

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Trail shared by Chad Dailey

Enjoy the small, rolling hills and smooth trail. In short, a fantastic loop!

Chad Dailey

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Description

Overall, this trail is the smoothest within Sweetwater Preserve. From the trailhead, there is a slight climb that gets you to a nice vantage point overlooking the parking lot rather quickly. The trail primarily stays along the sides of the hills as you run along the valleys. There are plenty of quail and bunnies to enjoy and the occasional deer or rattlesnake might make an appearance depending on the weather. It is an easy trail but there are enough toe catchers to trip you up if you aren't paying attention. Rolling hills along the loop with multiple quick and short dips that make the trail a joy to run.

There's no water in the park, so make sure you bring enough for your outing.

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Jun 8, 2019
Jenny Hadfield
Love this traul 3.6mi
Feb 28, 2019
Erin Phillips
Backtracked a few times 3.6mi
Nov 7, 2018
Marizonagirl M
Jun 24, 2018
Michael haden
4.1mi
Feb 1, 2018
Travis Atwood
Feb 2, 2017
Anthony Moon
4.1mi

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  4.1 from 7 votes

#6842

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#222

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#6,842

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Saguaros!
Aug 24, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ
Smoothest trail in the park.
Aug 24, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ
Smooth trails!
Aug 24, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ
Sunset in the desert.
Aug 24, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ
De Oeste Link Junction.
Aug 24, 2016 near Flowing…, AZ

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