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Twisted Sister

Intermediate

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 382' 116 m
Descent: -128' -39 m
High: 1,816' 554 m
Low: 1,439' 439 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Doug Baer

This trail is mostly used by mountain bikers, but is now part of the Maricopa Trail. Expect amazing views!

Doug Baer

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Runner Notes

There is not much shade available on this trail. Carry plenty of water and wear sunscreen! If you want to make a small loop out of this, you can park near the Granite Reef Parking Area (if you can find a spot), take the Saguaro Trail to where it joins this one, and then run back along the road to your vehicle. I don't know that I would recommend that since the shoulder is not very wide out here. I believe most people do an out-and-back run or make this part of a larger track.

Description

This track is made up of trails that have historically been legal but social trails. As this route became part of the Maricopa Trail, the trail names and signage has been formalized. In the past, I have only ever seen one sign for Twisted Sister at the junction of the Saguaro Trail where another sign points to the Mine Shaft. The last time I was out there, it had gotten a shiny new "Maricopa Trail" badge on it.

The desert out here is beautiful with plenty of plants and wildlife. This trail is near enough to the Wild Horse Trail that you may see some of the wild mustangs that give it its name. Some of the trail is flat, but the majority is rolling as it winds toward and skirts the mountain.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Sonoran desert plants and animals (including coyotes and rattlesnakes) can be found here. If you're lucky, you might even see wild mustangs!

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Normally, I don't think signs are interesting, but this one is handmade  :)
Mar 7, 2018 near Fountai…, AZ

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