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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • 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
      Large area of Sonoran Desert single track mountain bike trails. Varies from easy rolling and smooth to very technical and rocky. Spectacular desert scenery with a large variety of cactus.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Competitive Loop TH google parking directions
      Region Details
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      Open on Oct 4, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
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      (www.dfmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #488
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails
      49
      Total Distance
      65 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      10,325 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,406 ft
      Reports
      102
      Photos
      120
      Ridden Counter
      5,758

      Popular McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Quartz
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 5:06pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      Any part in a creek bed has been...
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      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Gateway Loop
      13 |
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 1:07pm
      Sep 6, 2018
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      trail: Sunrise
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      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 16, 2018
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      11 |
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 8:49am
      Mar 17, 2018
      Sunrise, My City
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      19 |
      Mar 15, 2018 @ 11:26am
      Mar 15, 2018
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      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

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      Sunrise Trail
      9:17 | 303 | Jan 11, 2014
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      Sunrise Trail
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      McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

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      McDowell Madness
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      McDowell 53
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      9 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1316459bdigwoodreportWindgate PassI have to work bypass rt
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 11:19am
      Aug 5, 2018
      user #1558067mtbracerrrrtrailDesert ParkGreat Trail to ride!
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 3:33pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #1363676RideThoseTrailstrailSunrise TrailTake a bike lock or take a chance so you can...
      Mar 22, 2018 @ 8:03pm
      Mar 22, 2018
      user #1440912CalendarmontrailLost Dog WashYes, that downhill section from Taliesin...
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Mar 9, 2018
      user #363519GreggstatrailSunrise TrailThat was a hard up, had to hike a couple of...
      Feb 17, 2018 @ 2:16pm
      Feb 17, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1503272jdublinskiaddridelogOct 18, 2018 ride log
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 1:30pm
      4 hours
      user #577378idc22addridelogOct 18, 2018 ride log
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 8:20am
      9 hours
      user #1335575guntherdavisaddridelogOct 17, 2018 ride log
      Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:05am
      1 days
      user #1610764LoampandaaddridelogOct 16, 2018 ride log
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 4:45pm
      2 days
      user #1567289SaaaimanriddentrailTom`s Thumb and 6 more
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 4:23pm
      2 days
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      McPumpskill parkFountain Hills
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      Hawes 11 13 12 412.7 km
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      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 18 53 21 315.6 km
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