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Trail Conditions
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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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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      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 Jul 15, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      DFMBA
      (www.dfmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #457
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails
      49
      Total Distance
      77 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      11,562 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,440 ft
      Reports
      97
      Photos
      119
      Ridden Counter
      5,674

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Sunrise
      3 |
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 16, 2018
      Sunrise, Scottsdale
      trail: Sunrise
      7 |
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 8:49am
      Mar 17, 2018
      Sunrise, My City
      trail: East End
      13 |
      Mar 15, 2018 @ 11:26am
      Mar 15, 2018
      East End, Kelowna
      trail: East End
      18 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:53pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      East End, Kelowna
      more photos »

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
      6:41 | 52 | Jan 29, 2016
      Sunrise Trail
      9:17 | 294 | Jan 11, 2014
      Sunrise Trail
      14:17 | 136 | Feb 14, 2018 , Fountain Hills
      more videos »

      McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      McDowell Madness
      47 miles
      Pemberton SS Action
      27 miles
      McDowell 53
      54 miles
      West to East McDowell Loop
      27 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 #983338reagbot3kaddridelogAug 20, 2018 ride log
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 12:05pm
      15 hours
      user #1609479Sjb554votetrailQuartz and 1 more
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 11:29am
      16 hours
      user #1609479Sjb554riddentrailQuartz and 1 more
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 11:29am
      16 hours
      user #1335575guntherdavisaddridelogAug 20, 2018 ride log
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 7:10am
      20 hours
      user #1273662StiffstanchionaddridelogAug 20, 2018 ride log
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 6:51am
      20 hours
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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 60 46 129.9 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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