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Mormon Loop Trail

Intermediate

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 416' 127 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 1,986' 605 m
Low: 1,578' 481 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Easier to climb than National Trail, the Mormon Loop Trail is famous for its gorgeous views of Phoenix and the Valley.

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The Mormon Loop Trail is a great option for those wishing to tackle a less strenuous climb than what the National Trail has to offer while experiencing nearly the same caliber of view. Along the trail, expect the tread to be rocky in places, but it's nothing unmanageable by those of reasonable fitness and balance. Trailside flora and fauna include organisms typical of the Sonoran Desert: keep your eyes peeled for cholla, saguaro and barrel cactus, juniper, and numerous species of lizard.

Upon reaching the top of the trail, you can either return the way you came or continue on the National Trail.

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Not sure if these carvings/markings in the stone are real or not, but they are protected by a man made wooden barrier, so maybe...
Feb 14, 2019 near Guadalupe, AZ
On the back side of this formation, the wash has carved a shallow cave into the rock. You'll see it coming down from the JC trail peak.
Feb 14, 2019 near Guadalupe, AZ
Enjoy this pleasant view of South Mountain Park and the Phoenix Metro from the top of Mormon Trail.
Feb 11, 2017 near Guadalupe, AZ
Sunrise
May 7, 2015 near Guadalupe, AZ
At the end of the Mormon Trail, turn around or follow the sign onto the National Trail or Mormon Loop.
Feb 11, 2017 near Guadalupe, AZ

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