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Reach 11

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

7 miles one way, with 18 miles of total trail. Flat as a pancake, hard packed dirt, great place for a beginner or little children. Trail is about 8 feet wide & dogs & horses are allowed. Lots of wild life & vegetation.
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Latitude
33.66192479046429
Longitude
-111.97746276855469
Trail Directions
Located between north cave creek rd & north scottsdale road. There are several entries. 1) SW corner of scottsdale road and princess blvd, just 20 yrds west on princess blvd. 2) West & east side of tatum blvd, about half mile south of hwy 101. 3) West & east side of 56 st, about 100 yrds south of Mayo Clinic. Entry is just about on the top of the overpass. 4) East side of cave creek road.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Scottsdale
Zip/Postal Code
85050
Country
usa
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tougeep3 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail to get back in the saddle on and get your legs back. Rather flat trail, slight undulations, no major hills. If you want a climb there are some access roads for park vehicles here and there. A few different paths to go on. Can ride for hours, just mix it up.

Recommended Route:
See a branch off the main trail and wonder where it goes? Follow it.



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Review Date
September 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Randall XC ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I've ridden this area 10-15 times over the last year. Here's the lowdown on Reach 11. Sometimes sections of the trail are closed due to rain run-off which creates deep, messy, mud bogs. This has happened twice and I abandoned the ride after 1/2 mile of riding. Both times it was too muddy to ride was after a pretty heavy rain storm the night before.
There was a section of the trail closed once with a "Closed, bees" detour sign. No problem because there are several trails that run the length of the park.
I decided to do a night ride once with headlamp. I was alone and rode the 7 miles to the end and turned around. On the way back, as it was getting much darker by now, major bugs started flying right at my headlamp. There were creepy sounds coming out of the bushes as I rode past. Then I started seeing these blue glowing creatures that turned out to be spiders the size of a tarantula. I've never been freaked out on a night ride by insects, bugs, spiders, and creepy noises in the bushes but. . . . I've never wanted to do another night ride out there again.
The last "negative" thing I have to say is that you have to cross a fairly busy road to ride the whole length.
The up side of Reach 11 is that it is easy to get into a flow and just ride uninterrupted for hours at a time. There isn't anything fun and exciting out there but if you're training for racing, it's a great place to put in base miles. The aerobic difficulty is as hard as you make it.

BTW, this is a great place for long distance running. Lots of Ironman triathletes (like myself) use this park for Saturday morning long runs.

Recommended Route:
There are various trails that run the length of the park. I recommend mixing it up for variety. They're all basically of the same character.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McDowell Mountain Regional Park sport loop on the competitive track.



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