2.4 miles
444 ft
-15 ft
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Taliesin Details

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    Both Directions
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    Year round
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Taliesin is a fairly mellow access trail into the larger McDowell Sonoran Preserve, or a good neighborhood ride if you live in the area. It makes a nice shorter loop when combined with Quartz trail. The trail has some rocky sections, but overall this is one of the easiest trails in the Preserve.

Access Info

You can catch it at the indicated start point on the map, but the closest trailhead is Westworld. Alternatively, start from the golf course parking lot at 105th St and Sheena.

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More Stats for Taliesin mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    430 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,970 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,970 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.2 miles
  • Distance down
    809 ft
  • Distance flat
    198 ft
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Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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