Sycamore Creek Loop

4.1/5 (14 reviews)
Fountain Hills, Arizona (Maricopa County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Highlights

This route is a wonderful get away from the Phoenix congestion and is a VERY popular place for the locals. The area is comprised of many different trails connecting for an incredibly beautiful, yet challenging tour of the desert. The large Sycamore Wash has the challenging Widowmaker hill climb as well as sweeping panoramas of the Four Peaks Region in Tonto National Forest. The Sycamore Creek and Four Peaks region combined, create an incredible place to play at any time of the year. The region has many double and single track trails to explore for days. The trails in the area wind through sandy wash canyons, up steep hill climbs and over rock strewn mountain tops, all while being within an hours drive of the Phoenix valley. The entire area has limitless free camping, but please try to reduce your impact by using an existing campsite area. The area is popular for target shooting and can become crowded on holiday weekends. Please be very cautious when traveling the trails, all trails are TWO WAY and collisions do occur, resulting in deaths, please slow down!

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Trail Reviews

4.1/5 (14 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail with 5 others and it didn't disappoint. Good challenges, nice scenery. Scraped the skid plates a few times. Wrapped it up with a few runs up the Widow Maker. What a blast!
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - Todd Harkins
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - Todd Harkins
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this today with my family. Great fun trail. Let my boys each drive the middle portion which has severs steep climes, steep descents, and technical areas due to large ruts. It’s a good trail to teach wheel placement to beginners. Trail was pretty dry despite the recent monsoons. The scenery is gorgeous and very green from the recent rains.
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - David Alvarado
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - David Alvarado
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Status: Open
Visited: 05/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great four wheeling, A little more challenging than the video appears, but lots of fun. Beginning and ending sections are basically dirt roads, with a few technical hill climbs in the middle section. several different intersecting forest service markers, so just make sure you read your map accurately. Bad news is that people are turds and this is why we can have nice things. Maricopa county's population has exploded over the past several years and it shows. People leaving trash, shooting targets, car parts, etc, strewn about everywhere, and more turds that have "tagged" rock faces with graffiti spray paint. its sad that city people are spreading to everywhere else.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great test of stock vehicle (Jeep Wrangler Willys). Rear LSD and 4LO got a good workout. Trail starts easy and offers great opportunities to see wildlife. We spotted javalinas and cardinals. The challenges/ obstacle come as you climb out of wash and make your way through loop. Overall great trail after you get past the first couple miles ( a lot of people shooting and leaving trash). 2 burnt and abandoned RVs and countless trash people
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - Jonathan Suitter
Trail Review: Sycamore Creek Loop - Jonathan Suitter
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Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 03/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Would have given this 5 stars except the amount of TRASH!! Awesome trail just despicable trash everywhere!! Really who does that??? Just unbelievable!!

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