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Double Butte Loop

Easy/Intermediate
  3.5 ( 13 ) Favorite

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 115' 35 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 1,357' 414 m
Low: 1,241' 378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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A pleasant desert loop through the heart of Papago Park.

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Overview

Part of the comprehensive network of multi-use trails at Papago Park, the Double Butte Loop is a great run for local Phoenicians and visitors alike. Priding itself on a smooth trail surface, a beautiful, sweeping layout, and dramatic views of the local geology, this trail is surely one to hit if you are in Papago Park.

Description

Starting at the West Park Parking Lot, you can run the trail in either direction, as the rolling nature of the local terrain provides a similar experience either way you choose to go. Along the way, take time to enjoy the local flora, as Papago Park is known to house beautiful specimens of endemic Sonoran Desert cholla and saguaro cactus.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for cholla and saguaro around the park.

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Dec 26, 2018
Gabriela Cortez
May 17, 2017
Jippy P Panjo
Apr 5, 2017
Kurt Buczkowski
2.1mi
Mar 30, 2017
Kurt Buczkowski
26 Mins 33 Seconds
Mar 1, 2017
Maegan Hughes
A great trail to tackle for a moderate level 5k. There are some ups and downs but also plenty of flat spots. There are small rocks so be careful. 3.2mi

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 13 votes

#3

in Papago Park

#2775

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  3.5 from 13 votes
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Featured Run Rankings

#3

in Papago Park

#116

in Arizona

#2,775

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Papago Cactus late May
Jun 24, 2018 near Tempe J…, AZ
Loop around Big Butte at sunrise.
Jul 19, 2019 near Tempe J…, AZ

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