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Technical Loop

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A fast race loop at McDowell Mountain Regional Park with a few hair-raising challenges


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

95%

Runnable

1,816' 554 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

273' 83 m

Up

285' 87 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs No Dogs

There is a $7.00 park entry fee.

Description

The Technical Loop has the most challenging features of the three competitive loops. It starts off with two sphincter-clenching plunges that make this the expert track of the park. Bypasses around the drops have been added, giving those without health insurance a chance to enjoy the loop as well. A short, stiff climb up to the top of T-Bone Ridge gains about 200 feet of altitude with a little rockiness and minor exposure. This is soon followed by a loose, rocky descent.

After passing through a tunnel under the Sport Loop (The Chunnel) it is a smooth, banked, cactus-lined racetrack. The Technical and the Sport Loop roughly parallel each other back to the parking lot. At just under three miles, the fun is over quickly.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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C R John

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The Chunnel
Mar 26, 2019 near Fountai…, AZ

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