1.4 miles
9 ft
-331 ft
Avg time

Paradise Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year round
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Paradise is a short connector trail, linking the Gateway trail area with the McDowell Mtn. Ranch trails (Quartz and Taliesin), and if you continue, linking you up with the Lost Dog trail area at the south end of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The trail can be ridden either direction, but northbound is more difficult with the climbing involved. The southern half of Paradise follows a large natural wash, adding some rocks and flash flood hazards to the ride.

Access Info

The trail has signs at the north end (Gateway Loop Trail) and the south end (Quartz Trail).

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More Stats for Paradise mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -322 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,652 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,974 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,974 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,652 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    232 ft
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    720 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Routes with this trail

McDowell's climbing training suffering route
21.3 miles

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    • Updated on Sun 2014-11-30 @ 12:54am
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