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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 96%
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  • > 50%
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
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  • Backcountry Ski
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      Popular Trail Networks

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      McDowell Sonoran Preserve 80 76 36 4
      Goldfield Mountains 14 51 24 9
      South Mountain Preserve 9 42 22 16
      Phoenix Mountain Preserve 17 48 21 2
      Hawes 22 34 23 5
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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,419
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,279
      Trails E-Bike
      163
      Trails Hike
      1,402
      Trails Trail Running
      1,400
      Trails Horse
      423
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      28
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      28
      Total Distance
      2,129 miles
      Total Descent
      256,826 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,740 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,577 ft
      Reports
      13,363
      Photos
      5,666
      Ridden Counter
      52,340

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      The Best Trails in Phoenix for All Types of Hikers
      Mar 16, 2022 from backpacker.com
      Dayhikes, backpacking, family-friendly trails–Phoenix has hiking for everybody, and it's some of the country's best.
      Arizona's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      The American Southwest is chock full of bucket list locales, and perhaps no single southwestern state is home to more of them than Arizona.

      Popular AZ - Phoenix & Central Region Trails

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      Pima Canyon Dirt Road
      South Mountain Preserve
      Mormon Loop
      South Mountain Preserve
      Brown's Ranch Rd.
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Cholla Mtn. Loop
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Jumping Jacks Cut
      Hawes
      Granite Mtn. Loop
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Pemberton ST
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Javelina Canyon
      South Mountain Preserve
      L'Alpe d'Huez
      Hawes
      Twisted Sister
      Hawes
      Fenceline
      Hawes
      Watershed Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Sport Loop
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Watershed Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Latigo Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Queen's Ransom Bikepack
      Queen Creek
      227 miles
      Hawes Sisters
      Hawes
      5 miles
      RMR loop
      Hawes
      9 miles
      Hawes Classic CCW
      Hawes
      8 miles
      Pima Lot Javalina DH Loop
      South Mountain Preserve
      5 miles
      Hawes Introduction
      Hawes
      18 miles
      Hawes 10 Mile Loop
      Usery Mountains
      11 miles
      The High Goats on Red Mountain
      Hawes
      15 miles
      Introduction to Brown's
      Brown's Ranch
      14 miles
      West Side RMR
      Hawes
      11 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 131 rides
      Yesterday
      • 152 rides
      Past Week
      • 2,091 rides

      Photos of AZ - Phoenix & Central Region Mountain Bike

      trail: L'Alpe d'Huez
      104 |
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 10:00am
      Jan 14, 2021
      trail: L'Alpe d'Huez
      97 |
      Jan 5, 2021 @ 8:16am
      Jan 5, 2021
      trail: National
      1,918 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 5:24am
      Aug 11, 2017
      | 2 comments
      trail: National
      1,389 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      441 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      422 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      172 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      121 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017

      Videos of AZ - Phoenix & Central Region Mountain Bike

      Javelina DH STRAVA KOM
      52 | Apr 11, 2022
      South Mountain downhill biking on new Pivot...
      39 | Apr 7, 2022
      Waterfall wipeout
      trail: National
      86 | Feb 20, 2022
      Waterfall wipeout pov
      trail: National
      55 | Feb 20, 2022
      49 | Jan 21, 2022
      Big sister (New trail) 100% Fun factor
      trail: Big Sister
      183 | Jan 3, 2022
      Second big feature
      | Oct 26, 2021
      First drop into Sunset Ridge
      | Oct 26, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Boulderdash
      Hawes
      May 7, 2022 @ 6:00am
      May 7, 2022
      Unknownschillingsworth TRAILFORKS Trail construction.
      Admin
      Hawes
      May 3, 2022 @ 3:32pm
      May 3, 2022
      Dryschillingsworth TRAILFORKS 2.0 Scouting
      Charles M. Christiansen (100)
      Phoenix Mountain Preserve
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 12:58pm
      Apr 17, 2022
      DryEllocomotive Dreamy Draw Horse Tunnel is destroyed,...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2280430rcstoddardriddentrailTwisted Sister and 4 more
      May 17, 2022 @ 7:42am
      4 hours
      user #3049069coolbleu1wishlisttrailLower Hawes
      May 17, 2022 @ 1:48am
      10 hours
      user #2289891Melinator2wishlistrouteHawes Loop
      May 16, 2022 @ 9:39pm
      14 hours
      user #2674462YcudaOCRwishlisttrailLong Loop
      May 16, 2022 @ 5:21pm
      18 hours
      user #3048482Justine0avP3XwishlisttrailDesert Classic
      May 16, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      19 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #100991jmsxtreemtrail28th StreetNice work uploading this! Trail is now closed...
      May 11, 2022 @ 10:15pm
      May 11, 2022
      user #68442snwboarder48trailDesert ClassicSimple trail. Lots of walkers. Good for gravel...
      May 10, 2022 @ 8:56pm
      May 10, 2022
      user #2346786Rocker757reportCougar09
      May 3, 2022 @ 10:42am
      May 3, 2022
      user #2974519vincela9trailBig SisterAs of May 2022, a new sign at the bottom...
      May 2, 2022 @ 11:56pm
      May 2, 2022
      user #2431678JoshxcX3fZtrailMid HawesI have no idea what any of these comments are...
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      Apr 28, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,2791,799 mile192,802 ft702 miles6,283 ft
      5,17013,326290446,880
      E-Bike163264 miles11,184 ft80 miles4,925 ft
      1111,188148,117
      Hike1,4022,103 miles255,266 ft837 miles6,739 ft
      46013,2408924,638
      Trail Running1,4002,100 miles253,327 ft835 miles6,306 ft
      1213,236229,162
      Horse423663 miles72,451 ft271 miles6,293 ft
      4,8105303
      Dirtbike/Moto2867 miles4,173 ft25 miles4,600 ft
      4,106153
      Observed Trials14 miles272 ft2 miles279 ft
      1322149
      ATV/ORV/OHV2866 miles4,242 ft26 miles4,600 ft
      4,09687
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