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      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: All-Mountain & Downhill
      AKA: 50 Year
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 2
      • 7
      • 10
      • 11
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      38
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      38
      Trails Trail Running
      38
      Trails Horse
      24
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      7,878 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,118 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,230 ft
      Reports
      216
      Photos
      181
      Ridden Counter
      6,540

      Photos of Catalina State Park / 50-Year Mountain Bike

      trail: The Chutes
      8 |
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      9 |
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      7 |
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      trail: Middle Gate
      21 |
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 10:08pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      trail: The Chutes
      49 |
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 10:07pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      trail: 50-Year Drop
      32 |
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 1:40pm
      Mar 2, 2021
      trail: The Chutes
      36 |
      Feb 10, 2021 @ 8:46pm
      Feb 10, 2021
      trail: The Chutes
      31 |
      Feb 10, 2021 @ 8:46pm
      Feb 10, 2021

      Videos of Catalina State Park / 50-Year Mountain Bike

      The  Chutes On the 2020 Orbea Occam
      trail: The Chutes
      2:29 | 134 | Jul 16, 2020
      Upper 50 Year Trail | Tucson, AZ
      10:56 | 118 | Feb 25, 2020
      Tucson- April 2019
      trail: 50 Year
      8:43 | 223 | Apr 8, 2019
      Catalina Line Mixer, w/ Trey Clay - Tucson AZ
      trail: Gem
      4:43 | 239 | Feb 4, 2018
      50 Year Trail and More
      9:06 | 39 | Apr 9, 2021 , Oro Valley
      50 Year Trail and More
      9:06 | 26 | Apr 9, 2021 , Oro Valley
      50 Year Trail and More
      9:06 | 37 | Apr 9, 2021 , Oro Valley
      50 Year Trail and More
      trail: The Chutes
      9:06 | 33 | Apr 9, 2021 , Oro Valley

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1359502kraudustaddphoto in Tucson, Arizona, United States
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2560307GhostrydrriddentrailBaby Jesus
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 10:27pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      user #1989941crpocockaddreportUpper Fifty Year and 2 more
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 12:06pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #1989941crpocockaddreportConnector and 8 more
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 7:06pm
      Jun 19, 2021
      user #2748308fauXltyvotetrailThe Chutes
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 2:09pm
      Jun 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1379965aadamhfaintrailThe ChutesMy favor and make trail of all time, epic!
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 1:18pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      user #2076138JcsankeytrailCatalinaIf you like LOTS of baby heads and loose rock...
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Feb 28, 2021
      user #991962glowz825trailRattlesnakeRad trail, not for the novice rider. The...
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      user #1890479CoryhibberttrailTankRide Upper Cherry Tank singletrack (tight,...
      Dec 30, 2020 @ 5:40am
      Dec 30, 2020
      user #1245090snowspud1984trailCanyon LoopThis also should be a green. Wide bike path....
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:18pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Honeybee Canyon/Rail X Ranch 115.9 km
      Marana Trails 6 5 29.8 km
      Arthur Pack Regional Park 1111 km
      Santa Catalina Mtns (Mt. Lemmon) 4 13 812.3 km
      Tortolitas 212.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3550 miles7,241 ft23 miles2,116 ft
      #724#363178216105,556
      Hike3852 miles7,877 ft25 miles2,116 ft
      #541#31582161261
      Trail Running3852 miles7,877 ft25 miles2,116 ft
      #544#315216168
      Horse2441 miles7,487 ft22 miles1,532 ft
      #33#301121
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