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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
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      Region Details
      • 9
      • 1
      • 9
      • 22
      • 12
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 28, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      56
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      56
      Total Distance
      64 miles
      Total Descent
      10,615 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,406 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Reports
      215
      Photos
      235
      Ridden Counter
      9,095

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Gateway Loop
      5 |
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      trail: Sunrise Trail
      2 |
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 13, 2020
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      101 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      78 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      Quartz Downhill to Paradise Trail
      trail: Quartz
      5:37 | 5 | Jun 15, 2020
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:54 | 82 | Mar 19, 2019
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:25 | 51 | Mar 19, 2019
      McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
      6:41 | 52 | Jan 29, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2414937ea247addphoto in My City
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #2414937ea247commenttrailGateway Loop
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #2414937ea247votetrailGateway Loop
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:34pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #2414937ea247riddentrailLost Dog Wash and 1 more
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:08pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #1410988mikebike79votetrailQuartz and 1 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 11:08am
      Oct 17, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2414937ea247trailGateway LoopBeautiful. Lots of diverse desert flora....
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      user #919752stonecreekrtrailWindgate PassThis is super technical, hard climbing. Fun...
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      user #1733976ScrebnertrailSaguaro Nest TrailEasy trail to ride.
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 6:25pm
      Apr 18, 2020
      user #1733976ScrebnertrailSaguaro Nest TrailWe saw a juvenile rattlesnake on it today.
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 6:23pm
      Apr 18, 2020
      user #1801473ParkerjewelltrailWestern LoopAbove comment was for North-South
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 11:06pm
      Mar 24, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park 28 18 22.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 54 46 239.9 km
      Hawes 13 16 9 112.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 313.6 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 14 40 20 315.6 km

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