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      This is the central part of Arizona, which is technically the two counties of Maricopa and Pinal combined. Much of the region is in the Sonoran Desert, known for the famous saguaro cacti scattered from here into Mexico. The northern edges of the region is where you will find the higher elevations and cooler temperatures. The main attraction to this region is the beautiful desert city of Phoenix, with plenty of accommodations, restaurants, bars, sight-seeing, as well as a bunch of options for riding
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,798
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1,644
      Trails E-Bike
      698
      Trails Horse
      549
      Trails Hike
      1,766
      Trails Trail Running
      1,756
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      86
      Trails Observed Trials
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      84
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      2,661 miles
      Total Descent
      279,599 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,574 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,577 ft
      Reports
      20,592
      Photos
      6,904
      Ridden Counter
      237,573

      Outside Logo Articles

      12 Endangered Trails to Hike Before They're Gone
      Jan 14, 2022 from backpacker.com
      From climate change to energy development, various threats promise to wipe out what’s best about America’s 12 most endangered trails.
      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 Trail Networks

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      Brown's Ranch 58 49 23 1
      Goldfield Mountains 14 55 24 9
      South Mountain Preserve 11 45 22 16
      Phoenix Mountain Preserve 19 50 21 3
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve 24 37 12 3
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      Popular Central Arizona Mountain Biking Trails

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      Alpe d'Huez
      Hawes
      Jumping Jacks Cut
      Hawes
      National (Dirt Road)
      South Mountain Preserve
      Twisted Sister (Lower)
      Hawes
      Javelina Canyon (Old Mormon Section)
      South Mountain Preserve
      Big Sister
      Hawes
      Goat
      Hawes
      Red Mountain Rush
      Hawes
      Cholla Mtn. Loop
      Brown's Ranch
      Bush Hwy. Access
      Hawes
      Brown's Ranch Rd.
      Brown's Ranch
      Pemberton ST
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Granite Mtn. Loop
      Brown's Ranch
      High Noon
      Hawes
      Wild Horse
      Hawes

      Central Arizona Mountain Bike Routes

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      Queen's Ransom 2024 Group
      Queen Creek
      229 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
      Introduction to Brown's
      14 miles
      SoMo Rollingpin
      South Mountain Preserve
      10 miles
      Hawes 10 Mile Loop
      Usery Mountains
      11 miles
      The High Goats on Red Mountain
      Hawes
      15 miles
      AZT Picketpost Out-And-Back
      Superior
      28 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 486 rides
      Past Week
      • 3,162 rides

      Photos of Central Arizona Mountain Bike

      15 |
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 5:55pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      trail: Alpe d'Huez
      189 |
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 10:00am
      Jan 14, 2021
      trail: Alpe d'Huez
      176 |
      Jan 5, 2021 @ 8:16am
      Jan 5, 2021
      trail: National
      2,548 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 5:24am
      Aug 11, 2017
      | 2 comments
      trail: National
      1,942 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      682 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      608 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      256 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017

      Videos of Central Arizona Mountain Bike

      Another Fun Slab
      17 | Jan 31, 2024
      Rock roll up and down
      19 | Jan 31, 2024
      Exit Diablo in Style - Option 1
      22 | Jan 31, 2024
      Warm-up - Roll the Apex
      24 | Jan 31, 2024
      Alt line rock roll
      31 | Jan 31, 2024
      Zipline
      trail: Zipline
      18 | Jan 18, 2024
      Quarry
      trail: Quarry
      10 | Jan 18, 2024
      Lbayrinth
      trail: Labyrinth
      11 | Jan 18, 2024

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Maricopa Trail Gateway - Granite Reef
      Scottsdale
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:01pm
      1 day
      DryvtbikerGranite Reef to Landfill is closed until...
      Queen Creek Wash Trail
      Queen Creek
      Feb 14, 2024 @ 7:47am
      Feb 14, 2024
      IdealwhardingClosed at Ellsworth until March 4, 2024

      Recent Trail Reports

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      mtbwandererriddentrailactivity #49556107 and 1 more
      Feb 26, 2024 @ 6:53am
      30 mins
      MathVader314addreportactivity #49538414
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 10:08pm
      9 hours
      mdhaenenswishlistrouteactivity #49537666
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 9:46pm
      10 hours
      ec494addreportactivity #49537285
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 9:34pm
      10 hours
      ec494addreportactivity #49537284 and 1 more
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 9:34pm
      10 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      BryanT12trailHaunted AccessClosed.
      Feb 25, 2024 @ 11:24am
      20 hours
      AmpfrogtrailHolbertSo as a climb....... hehe Road was closed...
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 10:25pm
      1 day
      AmpfrogtrailTondum WihomDefinitely had to HAB a lot on the section...
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:54pm
      1 day
      AmpfrogtrailHau'palRode 3/4ths of the north end climb from MHT...
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:34pm
      1 day
      coxfamtrailHawknest TrailOk
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 3:37pm
      2 days

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1,6442,322 miles217,769 ft875 miles7,119 ft
      6,25520,547370691,230
      E-Bike6981,102 mile95,509 ft411 miles5,784 ft
      1718,0113123,147
      Horse5491,042 mile108,996 ft429 miles6,037 ft
      5,09615774
      Hike1,7662,611 miles277,300 ft1,000 mile7,575 ft
      63820,46513647,545
      Trail Running1,7562,592 miles273,888 ft995 miles7,119 ft
      2420,4574620,583
      Dirtbike/Moto86296 miles17,598 ft110 miles6,093 ft
      4,383261
      Observed Trials34 miles272 ft2 miles279 ft
      9231109
      ATV/ORV/OHV84304 miles20,020 ft117 miles6,093 ft
      4,395211
      Snowshoe12 miles161 ft1 mile154 ft
      10623
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