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  • Snow Packed
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  • 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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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #452
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails
      50
      Total Distance
      76 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      12,844 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,440 ft
      Reports
      93
      Photos
      139
      Ridden Counter
      5,606

      Popular McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Western Trail Loop
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 10:22am
      Dec 28, 2017
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      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

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      Mar 30, 2018 @ 1:32pm
      Mar 30, 2018
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      Mar 30, 2018
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      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017
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      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

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      9:17 | 285 | Jan 11, 2014
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      McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

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      McDowell 53
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      Recent Comments

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      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
      user #1461246WJS1962trailSunrise TrailWest-to-East is the ONLY way to ride this...
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Jan 7, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1273662StiffstanchionaddridelogJun 21, 2018 ride log
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 6:14am
      12 hours
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      Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:28pm
      2 days
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      Jun 19, 2018 @ 8:14pm
      2 days
      user #776585trailmonkey72riddentrailAndrews-Kinsey Trail and 7 more
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 8:14pm
      2 days
      user #1486051AFmurse2015addridelogJun 19, 2018 ride log
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:40am
      2 days
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      McPumpskill parkFountain Hills
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Park 27 17 32.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 59 47 129.9 km
      Hawes 11 14 12 412.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 313.6 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 18 53 21 315.6 km
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