8.7 miles
1,282 ft
-1,154 ft
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Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of AZ - Pistol Hill to 3 Bridges Trail
  • Tucson Off-road Cyclists and Activists


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    Both Directions
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    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 Pistol Hill Segment is usually ridden as an out-n-back from North to South starting at the Pistol Hill parking lot and turning around at the railroad tracks or as everyone calls them 3 Bridges. Is very nice mellow singletrack with a few technical sections thrown in here and there. There is also a very tough climb in what would be the middle before the turn around point.

Access Info

Head East out of Tucson on 22nd Street, and hang a right on Old Spanish Trail just past Houghton. Follow this road for about 13-miles following the signs to Colossal Cave Park. About two-miles out from the Park, you’ll come to the Pistol Hill intersection which will be dirt on your left and paved on your right. Hang a left onto the well-graded dirt road and follow this about 1.5-miles. You will cross a cattle-guard and see the parking on the right with a large wooden signboard. The trailhead is about 20-yards back up the road past the cattle guard.

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More Stats for AZ Trail - Pistol Hill to 3 Bridges mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    128 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,333 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,691 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,364 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,492 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    4.0 miles
  • Distance down
    3.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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