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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
      Competitive Loop TH google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 9
      • 1
      • 9
      • 23
      • 12
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 9, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      DFMBA
      (www.dfmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #567
      State Ranking
      #16
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      58
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent
      11,042 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,406 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Reports
      164
      Photos
      186
      Ridden Counter
      7,243

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Bell Pass DH
      9 |
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 8:14pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      trail: Lost Dog Wash
      11 |
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 8:03am
      Jul 17, 2019
      trail: Desert Park
      7 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      May 26, 2019
      trail: Desert Park
      11 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      May 26, 2019

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:54 | 27 | Mar 19, 2019
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:25 | 27 | Mar 19, 2019
      McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
      6:41 | 52 | Jan 29, 2016
      Sunrise Trail
      9:17 | 344 | Jan 11, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #838972OliverPintwishlisttrailQuartz
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 2:54am
      Oct 13, 2019
      user #1662283ReositeaddreportTaliesin
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:04pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1662283ReositeaddreportDesert Park Acc and 2 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1946705EMahrerriddentrailTaliesin
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Oct 3, 2019
      user #1644171downhilldasherriddenskillparkMcPump
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:00am
      Oct 3, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1469257ScottydeetrailOld Jeepneed full suspension bike set up for enduro...
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 10:48am
      Aug 11, 2019
      user #1315011NetpotenttrailTom`s ThumbHey, I resemble that remark! I just checked my...
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Jun 13, 2019
      user #196881jwindtrailTom`s ThumbMany routes have you going up this. I have no...
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 7:42pm
      Jan 7, 2019
      user #1257759Scooter1969trailParadiseLooks like no work done to trail... over time...
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 8:13am
      Dec 28, 2018
      user #1242506SoleridertrailSunrise TrailVery beautiful trail! East going east to west...
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 3:58pm
      Nov 25, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Park 27 18 22.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 51 43 229.9 km
      Hawes 16 19 11 112.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 313.6 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 9 40 18 315.6 km

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