ElevationAscent: 1,007' 307 m
Descent: -1,007' -307 m
High: 1,869' 570 m
Low: 1,257' 383 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A fun run with beautiful views of the Estrella mountains to the west.”— Zander Göpfert
As soon as you get a little bit of elevation the views are beautiful, with the Estrella Mountains to the west, and West Ahwatukee to the south. Most of the loop is exposed to the South so I will not recommend this particular route during the summer days.
After a little ways, you'll turn from the Bursera Trail onto the Gila Trail. This junction is accessed after your long ascent and descent on the Bursera Trail, and more moderate trail follows. From the Gila Trail, you'll take a right onto the Lost Ranch Mine Road in order to turn back towards your vehicle.