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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
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  • Videos
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trails on the northwest side of the Catalina Mountains. Lower trails in Catalina State Park and the 50-year trail are relatively smooth, while upper 50-year trails are more technical, with many rock slabs and drops. Riding in the 50-year trail system requires a current AZ State Lands recreation permit.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: 50 Year
      Catalina State Park google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 14
      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      TORCA
      (torca.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,022
      State Ranking
      #25
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails E-Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      26
      Trails Horse
      26
      Total Distance
      43 miles
      Total Descent
      8,867 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,166 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,865 ft
      Reports
      67
      Photos
      107
      Ridden Counter
      1,812

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Catalina State Park / 50-Year Mountain Bike

      trail: The Chutes
      8 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019
      trail: The Chutes
      6 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019
      trail: The Chutes
      10 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019
      trail: The Chutes
      5 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019

      Videos of Catalina State Park / 50-Year Mountain Bike

      Tucson- April 2019
      trail: 50 Year
      8:43 | 80 | Apr 8, 2019
      Catalina Line Mixer, w/ Trey Clay - Tucson AZ
      trail: Gem
      4:43 | 137 | Feb 4, 2018
      youtuber First Ride on my new RSD Middle Child Hardtail...
      4:31 | 112 | Feb 24, 2019 , Oro Valley
      youtuber Who is #Tytanium? // 50 Yr Trail // Tucson...
      trail: 50 Year
      10:18 | 98 | Mar 7, 2019 , Oro Valley

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Baby Jesus
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:47am
      Sep 16, 2019
      Dryschillingsworth TRAILFORKS Overgrown vegetation. This is a double...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The Chutes
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Oct 1, 2019
      DryjrlorentzenE-Bike Great, desert riding conditions!
      Upper Fifty Year
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 1:11pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      Dryczh777 Trail in good shape, more distinguishable...
      Around the Mountain
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:45pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      Dryczh777Trail in good shape no issues.
      Cowboy Slickrock
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      Dryczh777 Trail's in good shape, no issues.
      Bridle
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 6:28am
      Jul 28, 2019
      VariableSlyflea70 Trail was in great shape. There was some...
      Sutherland
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 6:49am
      Jun 8, 2019
      Very DryRannyHike Get there @ 6 am if possible, gets hot...
      Canyon Loop
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 9:45am
      Jun 2, 2019
      Very DryRannyHike hiking/walking/horse trail- no bikes
      Hernia
      May 27, 2019 @ 7:41am
      May 27, 2019
      Drydavar16A more mellow ride for this system
      Rattlesnake
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 7:51pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      VariableAndrewlryderSeveral shallow water crossings and short...
      50 Year
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Feb 17, 2019
      DrymarkpeternellGreat conditions.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1556653rhartman67wishlisttrail50 Year
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 3:27pm
      2 days
      user #1644171downhilldasherwishlisttrailThe Chutes
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:33pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1921562Keatongalbwishlisttrail50 Year
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 7:44pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1599964jrlorentzenaddreportThe Chutes
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 3:39am
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #1935783AllUCISDUST007riddentrailUpper Fifty Year
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:42pm
      Sep 21, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #739831AndrewlrydertrailNorth EquestrianOnly ride it south of the parking lot if you...
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:44pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #739831AndrewlrydertrailCatalinaDay use fee is $3 per bike if you park down...
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 9:08pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1718764Slyflea70reportBridleGreat ride. Last of uphill but fun coming back...
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      user #1286319markpeternelltrailThe ChutesGreat fun. Like a bobsled course for mountain...
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 5:48am
      Feb 18, 2019
      user #1451270CwoodardtrailCatalinaYou have to pay a day use fee to park inside...
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 11:53am
      Jan 12, 2019

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      namedistance
      Honeybee Canyon/Rail X Ranch 8 16.1 km
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      Marana Trails 1 3 111.6 km
      Tortolitas 5 1 112.3 km
      Oracle State Park 9 114.3 km

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