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Peppersauce loop

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

The ride starts from the campground and continues up the control road 2.6 miles to a 4 wheel drive road on the right (fr4472). the next 3 miles are steep mostly uphill and rocky. miles 5.5 to 9 are up and down, technical and good views. Mile 9.1 is where you leave fr4472 and take fr29 down down down the famous jackhammer hill and beautiful Peppersauce canyon back to the campground.
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Latitude
32.46052917950643
Longitude
-110.92208862304687
Trail Directions
From Tucson, drive north on Oracle road to the town of Oracle. Take Mt. Lemmon fire control road south about 5 miles to the Peppersauce campground.
Trail Length
11.3 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Tucson
Country
usa
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jeremy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a classic ride in the old pueblo. The verticle rise on the climb is large but if you are in good shape the loop discribed can be completed in under 2 hrs. Try adding the upper loop or the upper extended loop as described in the "mountain biking the old pueblo" guide book. I rode this trail back in the early 90s with a hard-tail that had about an inch of travel on the front fork. I can't image that the even Jack-hammer Hill would be too bad with a nice FS XC rig and with a "free-ride" bike, no problem. It has been a while so maybe the trail has changed. aerobic difficulty is a four only because there are longer more difficult versions of the ride described.

Recommended Route:
same as above



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Review Date
December 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Steve ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This ride is exausting, and in my opinion too much of it needs to be walked because of the steepness in combination with the very rocky terrain. But if you want a good workout this is it. The downhills are very technical and scary, but not enough of them. It seems like 90% of the ride is spent climbing, and a lot of that is on foot unless you are a super athlete.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise on map. The other way (start up Peppersauce canyon) might be interesting after you walk most of the first 2 miles. I've never tried it.



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