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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
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  • < 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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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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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
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Adero Canyon Trailhead google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 9
      • 1
      • 9
      • 22
      • 12
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      65 miles
      Total Descent
      10,607 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,406 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Reports
      267
      Photos
      238
      Ridden Counter
      11,181

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Quartz
      32 |
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 1:12pm
      Nov 28, 2020
      trail: Gateway Loop
      34 |
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 20, 2020
      trail: Sunrise Trail
      34 |
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 13, 2020
      trail: Sunrise Trail
      37 |
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 13, 2020
      trail: Sunrise Trail
      35 |
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 13, 2020
      trail: Sunrise Trail
      32 |
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 13, 2020
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      135 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017
      trail: Tom`s Thumb
      97 |
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 4:28pm
      Apr 23, 2017

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      Quartz Downhill to Paradise Trail
      trail: Quartz
      5:37 | 21 | Jun 15, 2020
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:54 | 135 | Mar 19, 2019
      Andrews-Kinsey Trail. Adero Canyon Trailhead....
      13:25 | 81 | Mar 19, 2019
      McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
      6:41 | 52 | Jan 29, 2016
      Sunrise Trail
      9:17 | 375 | Jan 11, 2014
      Jumps, Drops and Flow - The McDowell...

      5:47 | 126 | Apr 5, 2020
      McDowell Mountain | Epic climb, crowded...
      12:43 | 269 | Dec 29, 2019 , Fountain Hills
      McDowell Mountain | Epic climb, crowded...
      trail: Ringtail
      12:43 | 109 | Dec 29, 2019 , Fountain Hills

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Promenade Trail
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 9:42am
      Oct 23, 2021
      DryAZScott
      Service Road #1
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 7:32am
      Oct 23, 2021
      Very Dryarthurwatt
      Redbird Trail
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 8:41am
      Oct 7, 2021
      Dryarthurwatt
      Feldspar Trail
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 7:34am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Very Dryotoupalik
      East End
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 7:34am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Very DryotoupalikVery overgrown. Very dry and loose. Would...
      Taliesin
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 7:52am
      Sep 23, 2021
      Idealtrailmonkey72Lots of loose rocks from the monsoons
      Quartz
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 7:52am
      Sep 23, 2021
      Idealtrailmonkey72Washes take a bit longer to see the lines...
      Tom`s Thumb
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Sep 4, 2021
      DryLlewlof
      Desert Park Acc
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 7:31am
      Aug 22, 2021
      DryAZMattMStill a great trail but is a lot rougher...
      Dixie Mine
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 7:58am
      Aug 20, 2021
      Idealtricoach101Hike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2514153Tony8tNr4icommenttrailDesert Park Acc
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 11:45am
      2 days
      user #2422358AZScottaddreportPromenade Trail
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      3 days
      user #1266967arthurwattaddreportService Road #1
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 12:28pm
      3 days
      user #1415221mporembsvotetrailBell Pass DH
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #2846623TaliaTU7tzowishlisttrailSunrise Trail
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 1:22pm
      Oct 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2514153Tony8tNr4itrailDesert Park AccHave been riding it. Have to stay above river...
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 11:45am
      2 days
      user #2475317MvonderlinntrailQuartzNot fun IMO and not intermediate. Its a wash...
      May 8, 2021 @ 9:00pm
      May 8, 2021
      user #1698400MoabRidestrailSaguaro Nest TrailNote that the gate at 132nd Street and Jomax...
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 7:46am
      Apr 12, 2021
      user #1403607RopetoropetrailAndrews-Kinsey TrailSucks! Going down. Good for climbing to sunset...
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 3:12pm
      Feb 14, 2021
      user #1977389Lindseymo1trailGateway LoopThis is a very rocky and somewhat technical...
      Jan 13, 2021 @ 11:33am
      Jan 13, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Regional Park 26 18 22.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 59 47 269.9 km
      Hawes 18 22 20 312.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 3 113.6 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 14 41 21 215.6 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5563 miles10,020 ft24 miles2,405 ft
      #808#413237267109,106
      Hike5865 miles10,607 ft25 miles2,405 ft
      #578#3492267964
      Trail Running5865 miles10,607 ft25 miles2,405 ft
      #582#348267254
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