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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      447
      Trails Mountain Bike
      422
      Trails E-Bike
      74
      Trails Horse
      142
      Trails Hike
      439
      Trails Trail Running
      439
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      9
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      10
      Total Distance
      624 miles
      Total Descent
      56,890 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,195 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,198 ft
      Reports
      5,725
      Photos
      1,672
      Ridden Counter
      224,682

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      Popular Greater North Valley Mountain Biking Trails

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      Cholla Mtn. Loop
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Brown's Ranch Rd.
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Pemberton ST
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Granite Mtn. Loop
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Watershed Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Sport Loop
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Watershed Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Latigo Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Upper Ranch Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Dry Gulch Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Pemberton (E)
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Upper Ranch Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Pemberton (NE)
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      Balanced Rock Trail
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      Granite Mtn. Loop
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve

      Greater North Valley Mountain Bike Routes

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      Dawn to Dusk 2020 Race Route CCW, Zia Rides
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      16 miles
      Best of Cave Creek
      Cave Creek Regional Park
      14 miles
      Pemberton
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      15 miles
      McDowell Madness
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      47 miles
      2022 Arizona Cycling Association: Race 4 - Middle School Course - Phoenix, AZ
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      3 miles
      20 Mile Ride from Pima Dynamite TH
      McDowell Sonoran Preserve
      20 miles
      McDowell Mountain Park Beginner Loop
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      10 miles
      Cactus Cup XC 40
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      43 miles
      Pemberton Extended
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      23 miles
      C100k
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park
      62 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 79 rides
      Past Week
      • 663 rides

      Photos of Greater North Valley Mountain Bike

      trail: Coachwhip
      89 |
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Aug 15, 2020
      377 |
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 6:36pm
      Mar 9, 2019
      229 |
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:39am
      Jul 18, 2018
      trail: Sport Loop
      199 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      May 15, 2018
      trail: Sport Loop
      158 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      May 15, 2018
      trail: Long Loop
      155 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Mar 8, 2018
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      200 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      141 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017

      Videos of Greater North Valley Mountain Bike

      Quartz Downhill to Paradise Trail
      trail: Quartz
      5:37 | 32 | Jun 15, 2020
      STILL not happy
      0:09 | 203 | Apr 19, 2020
      This guy is not happy!!!
      0:14 | 297 | Apr 19, 2020
      LOTS of saguaros
      trail: Slate
      0:09 | 28 | Feb 15, 2020
      0:14 | 388 | Sep 22, 2019
      0:09 | 54 | Apr 8, 2019
      0:09 | 34 | Apr 8, 2019
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:54 | 170 | Mar 19, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2890205porkcrackerswishlisttrailScorpion and 2 more
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 8:25am
      4 mins
      user #2890205porkcrackerswishlisttrailHawknest Trail
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 10:15pm
      10 hours
      user #1310121FbouvetwishlistrouteMcDowell Madness and 1 more
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 8:54am
      24 hours
      user #2834184Tommy2120riddentrailLower Shallmo Wash Trail
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 5:45pm
      2 days
      user #2514153Tony8tNr4iaddreportAccess Trail and 9 more
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 4:43pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #2915385DJLonergantrailQuartzSandy wash for sure. Lots of pan rocks. Went...
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 2:35pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      user #3251112EdwardIQty6ntrailWashup TrailLost track of it in Westworld after “end of...
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 3:38am
      Jan 8, 2023
      user #823584Speeder123trailBell PassI feel this is more rideable and easier than...
      Jan 2, 2023 @ 6:31pm
      Jan 2, 2023
      user #1335142AmpfrogtrailEl Diablo NorthNot a bike park. This is a preserve. Takes...
      Dec 30, 2022 @ 10:36am
      Dec 30, 2022
      user #1335142AmpfrogtrailEl Diablo NorthNorth & South Diablo are great places to...
      Dec 30, 2022 @ 1:06am
      Dec 30, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike422606 miles54,551 ft234 miles5,194 ft
      1,6105,7205083,771
      E-Bike7460 miles2,746 ft18 miles2,539 ft
      115,0341,842
      Horse142182 miles10,965 ft76 miles3,422 ft
      1,723182
      Hike439604 miles55,551 ft232 miles5,194 ft
      485,687275,968
      Trail Running439604 miles55,551 ft232 miles5,194 ft
      15,68742,183
      Dirtbike/Moto919 miles906 ft11 miles3,159 ft
      1,33452
      Observed Trials14 miles272 ft2 miles279 ft
      10158
      ATV/ORV/OHV1021 miles1,004 ft12 miles3,159 ft
      1,32329
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