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Average Rating:    (4.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

out of the wash is tough and some "hike-a-bike" (you'll hate it) 2 mls. into it you will climb for ever up to the saddle on on a granit side walk (you'll dig it) from the saddle the smooth single track goes 'round the mnt. some cliff and edge stuff. (no less than 25mph please, you'll love it) thourgh usery park fence and into the land of the hard core. (ruts, washes,and baby heads - no joke, people have died there) if yo made it into the parks trail net work don't go left at the pass mnt. trail sign (you'll prob. want a break) continue to blevins tr. to meridian and go left. this will go to meridian rd., go left to the dead end you started at.
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Latitude
33.4811380576445
Longitude
-111.62281036376953
Trail Directions
I-60 to Mesa - N. on meridian rd. Park at the dead end. Take any trail through the gate and go left. Cross the wash; the trail comes to a T - go rt. (a counter clockwise loop)
Trail Length
"bout 8.5 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
mesa
   


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Review Date
September 9, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: aevanlloyd ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pass mountain is chunky. I've ridden the loop both CW and CCW. Both have advantages and disadvantages. My favorite method is a CW out and back. Simply ride to the top, turn around, and bomb back down. The south side is has a low ratio of effort/ fun IMO. The views are amazing regardless of how you ride it.

Recommended Route:
CW out and back

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hawes



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Review Date
January 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Scottay715 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not much to add to the previous reviews except to confirm the difficulty level. It is definately rideable for an advanced level rider on a really good bike but if you're a beginner I would'nt even consider it. Also, if you're on a hardtail just forget it and go somewhere else because the entire South section is extremely bumpy and rocky.

It's a real challenge even if you go CW and really, I cant imagine trying to ride it CCW. Although CCW could probably be done I'd imagine that it'd be a lot of hike-a-bike, even for the most experienced rider.

Bottom line: If you're a really good rider on a good bike and are looking for something to challenge your balance and technical skill then this'll suit you. If you're not up for a tough challenge then try Desert Classic at South Mountain Park.

Recommended Route:
CW

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hawes.



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Review Date
November 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: tonebone2000 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If I ride this again I'm definitely going to do it clockwise. From meridian to the saddle CCW is just not fun on a bike. Some rideable, some not. Once you're past the saddle, the North and West sides of the loop are pretty fun. Once you get back to the south side it returns to the flat/loose stuff you started in which makes you forget how fun the back side was. Great views from the back side, it's also interesting to see different flora/fauna than the rest of the valley trails here. Also some of semi-technical stuff on the SW side would be a lot more fun going clockwise.

P.S. The reviewer that said National has nothing on this trail technical wise must be out of their mind. I kept looking for the technical stuff they were talking about and didn't see much of anything.

Recommended Route:
Clock wise. It would probably maximize the fun factor and minimize the annoying loose/unrideable factor to start at the real trail head in the park also.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hawe's for fast xc. National for technical thrills



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Review Date
November 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Shaker666 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Starts with a wash section that is somewhat arduous, but once cleared turns into a nice technical rocky climb to the saddle. The views from the saddle into the canyon are beautiful. The descent from this point onwards is worth every drop of sweat from the ascent. Some high speed stuff, some steep rockfaces, lots of rock gardens, very fun.

Recommended Route:
CW



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Review Date
March 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Phoenix

Summary:
Good work out ride! You basically climb a meandering uphill for 4-5 miles with interspersed "wooptie-do" rollers. Real fun! A copule of short challenging technical sections. Once you get to the top it starts to get fun as hell! Get ready for a steep, off-camber rocky super fun section...chest-on-seat type descent for a bit....totally ridable but if you screw up you may be super hurt! after about 700 yards of super steep it lets up and then its more or less just a down hill...still very fun! once at the bottom you kindof meandor up to where you started for a mile or two. Do it twice to get your legs going! Gets crowded with hikers on weekends...Please be nice to them :)

Recommended Route:
Clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
South mountain, estrella, mcdowells



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