Reach 11 - TRAIL

Reach 11 - Trail, Scottsdale, Arizona

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.

User Reviews (2)

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tougeep3   Cross Country Rider [Mar 28, 2009]

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.

Customer Service

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

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Randall XC   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2007]

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.

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: McDowell Mountain Regional Park sport loop on the competitive track.
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