East Loop, West Loop, South Mountain
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I finally rode these loops after 9 years in the valley. These two runts are often overlooked because of their famous big brother National and their ever popular big sister DC. The East Loop is the MTB favorite of these siblings, with the tight singletrack and light tech on the south and east side. East Loop has a good looking cousin, I don’t know her name but she sure is sweet.
There are a ton of 2nd cousin trails running all over the place out there, some with “Area Closed” signs others without. A good place to ride casually without getting too far away from the car. Beginners will be challenged, experts will enjoy the speed, flow, and a couple of tech climbs.
Also in the neighborhood are Javalina, Beverly Canyon and Ridgeline. I’ve never met Ridgeline, but I hear he’s crazy.