Bunny Loop

A flowy, almost completely flat beginner-friendly singletrack ride.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
8.7 km
Ascent
37 m
Descent
37 m
Low Point
876 m
High Point
896 m
Gradient
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Bunny Loop Map

Description

The Bunny Loop occupies the southern end of the Fantasy Island Trail System. While part of the original Bunny Trail has been destroyed by a new housing development, a new reroute has since re-connected Bunny with the Cactus Cup Loop to the north. However, the route shown here is a simple beginner loop on the southern end of the trail system.

Near the trailhead southern trailhead, there are several short loops, splits, and options that could allow you to lengthen or shorten your ride. For the easiest navigation, keep turning right initially to follow the loop as mapped. However, once you reach the new housing development, you'll have to take a couple of left turns to complete this loop. Thankfully, there is one rare trail sign at a critical junction at that end of the loop to point you in the right direction.

The singletrack is fast, smooth, and flowy, swooping between cacti and up and down small drainages. While the trail swings side-to-side, carving delightful S-turns in the desert floor that provide a delightful kinesthetic mountain bike experience, the trail itself is about as flat as one can possibly get.

For newbie mountain bikers who might not have great fitness yet, the Bunny Loop is a perfect introduction. Totally smooth singletrack paired with an utter lack of climbing makes for a fantastic way to get into the sport without the significant challenges found on most mountain bike trails.

The only potential challenge on this trail is the towering cacti that grow close to the track. Be sure to avoid these beautiful organisms, because if you tap one with your shoulder, you can be sure they won't seem nearly so beautiful anymore! Also, pieces of cacti often fall into the trail tread, so be sure to bring your tubeless mountain bike tires.

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack

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