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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5 miles to 15.3 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. Those looking for an easy hike should try the North Trail at 3.1 miles. Those looking for a good workout for themselves or their horses should try the Pemberton at 15.3 miles. Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.

      All trails are multi-use unless otherwise designated. All trail users are encouraged to practice proper trail etiquette.

      Always remember to carry plenty of water and let someone know where you are going.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      North Loop Parking google parking directions
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      Open on Jan 9, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #92
      State Ranking
      #5
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Total Distance
      98 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent
      9,089 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,352 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,908 ft
      Reports
      290
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      4,390

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Park Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Pemberton (SW), My City
      trail: Connector
      14 |
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 2:19pm
      Dec 10, 2018
      Connector, Chandler
      trail: Thompson Peak
      7 |
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Thompson Peak, Mesa
      trail: Thompson Peak
      8 |
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 6:49pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Thompson Peak, Mesa
      more photos »

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Park Mountain Bike

      Cool windchimes at new Pemberton shelter
      0:03 | 38 | Nov 23, 2017
      New Shelter on Pemberton
      0:03 | 22 | Nov 23, 2017
      Ian
      0:06 | 16 | Nov 23, 2017
      Nice jump by new shelter - buddy Ian
      0:05 | 22 | Nov 23, 2017
      more videos »

      McDowell Mountain Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Fat Tire 40 - 2018 Cactus Cup
      43 miles
      McDowell Mountain Meltdown Long Loop race
      10 miles
      CW - McDowell Combo Trails
      20 miles
      Shorter Escondido
      15 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1669465mlofgrantrailThompson PeakI'd like to hear if anyone has actually been...
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 6:36pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      user #1382317Northernlights1trailEscondido TrailI agree a good chunk of this trail is green...
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Dec 8, 2018
      user #1472336outbackwacktrailLong LoopA mix of flowy single track, rocky sections,...
      Nov 29, 2018 @ 9:21pm
      Nov 29, 2018
      user #20626rickythundertrailEscondido TrailMy favorite trail in McDowell, fast flowy...
      Oct 31, 2018 @ 7:40am
      Oct 31, 2018
      user #863286speedy-mctightrolltrailThompson PeakPU u
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 1:25pm
      Feb 25, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #741914AZAlanSaddridelogJan 22, 2019 ride log
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 7:20pm
      6 hours
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      Jan 22, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      11 hours
      user #1096994desertmountainbikeraddridelogJan 22, 2019 ride log
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      12 hours
      user #1388432JoshWBaddridelogJan 22, 2019 ride log
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 10:41am
      15 hours
      user #1702194Ldschneider14riddentrailEscondido Trail and 2 more
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 8:28pm
      1 days
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain 10 22 12 42.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 59 48 169.6 km
      Hawes 16 18 15 412.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 414.2 km
      Usery Mountains 16 10 8 116.8 km

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