5.0 miles
1,675 ft
-284 ft
Avg time

Mesquite Canyon Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

I would not recommend this for beginners. There are many rocky steps within the switchbacks at the base of Mesquite Canyon as the trail begins to climb. After reaching the junction with Willow Canyon Trail, Mesquite Canyon Trail becomes much more gentle (deserving a blue rating after this). Climb to the top and descend Willow Canyon (also deserving a blue rating). Get ready for a techy descent on the Mesquite Canyon trail below this. Nice downhill ride for those who have a full suspension bike with ~ 6" + of travel.


Lower switchbacks are rocky and steep (Hike a Bike in places).

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More Stats for Mesquite Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,391 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,452 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,906 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,454 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,844 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.9 miles
  • Distance down
    3,894 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,528 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag lightningskull (Dec 27, 2016 at 18:21)
 Well graded climb/descent with some challenging sections linked with smoother sections in the upper reaches.

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