12.3 miles
Distance
893 ft
Climb
-1,529 ft
Descent
02:33:36
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of AZ - Gabe Zimmerman to Lakes Trail
  • Tucson Off-road Cyclists and Activists

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    Oct-April
  • Global Ranking
    #6608
  • Land Manager
    Pima County

This is just one segment of the Arizona Trail which is a 700 mile long trail running the length of the state.

The Gabe Zimmerman to Lakes is a popular beginner friendly ride on the outskirts of Tucson. Most start at the Gabe Zimmerman parking lot and ride south from there to whatever point they want to turn around. Is very mellow low climbing grade singletrack and has trail markings along the way.

Access Info

Take Interstate 10 South out of Tucson and get off on exit 281. Hang a left and cross over the highway and once over, instead of merging back onto I-10, hang a RIGHT onto Benson Highway (also called Frontage or Marsh Station Rd). About 3.0 miles in, you’ll swing into the large dirt parking lot on your right, before you cross a bridge over a creek. The parking lot is very well signed and very hard to miss.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for AZ Trail - Gabe Zimmerman to Lakes mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -636 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,200 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,061 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,426 ft
  • Grade
    -0.978%
  • Grade max
    -77.547%
  • Grade min
    300.373%
  • Distance climb
    3.3 miles
  • Distance down
    6.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.8 miles
  • Avg time
    02:33:36
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