4.2 miles
Distance
1,306 ft
Climb
-1,149 ft
Descent
01:20:37
Avg time

Sunrise Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Sunrise is one of the more popular trails in the McDowell range for both hikers and bikers. Great scenery and views are part of the reason, and close access to 2 trailheads are another. The trail is most rideable from west to east, featuring a 45-60 minute rocky climb, followed by a steep and switchback-filled descent (packed with hikers, especially on weekends). Reversing course requires a climb that is too steep for most riders, so some return on Via Linda or alternatively via the Andrews-Kinsey trail. Completing the latter option, however, requires trespassing a neighborhood that has declared itself off limits to bikers.

Access Info

Direct access from Lost Dog Trailhead (preferred for bikes) or Sunrise Trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunrise Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    156 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,853 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,940 ft
  • Grade
    0.712%
  • Grade max
    -42.602%
  • Grade min
    37.894%
  • Distance climb
    2.3 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    570 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:37
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Status:
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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