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Estrella Foothills Loop

Intermediate

Trail

7.5 mile 12.1 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 509' 155 m
Descent: -497' -151 m
High: 1,292' 394 m
Low: 1,038' 316 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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This singletrack trail features vistas, climbs, and various trail options without the parking fee.

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Description

Desert running at its finest, located in the Estrella Mountain Ranch community. Parking can be found in the Foothills Community Park, which is not packed for the most part. Other parking options can be found at Westar Elementary School.

Cacti, rocks, and bees do become a normal occurrence on this loop. There are a few sharp turns that require you to watch your footing and there are some short, steep sections.

Be aware, as other trails split off in many directions and it can be easy to take a wrong turn. This trail has a good deal of exposure along mountain faces, which can become dangerous, but are mostly manageable. There are a few bench spots and sitting areas, which are good for photo opportunities as they overlook the community.

The best time to run this trail is in winter - spring. FINS, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, and White Tanks are others to try out in the area.

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Crows Nest good resting point and great view of the Estrella community
Jan 1, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
Bicycle racks and resting point with log circles good place to take small break
Jan 1, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
Left on marker off dirt driving path back onto the trail.
Jan 1, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
Trail well organized with markings for splits in path along with trail post markings
Jan 1, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
Trail starts at the curve of sidewalk entry
Jan 1, 2018 near Goodyear, AZ
The first summit on the Estrella Foothills Loop.
Jul 19, 2019 near Goodyear, AZ

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