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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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
  • Warning Warning
  • 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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      • 12
      • 4


      Open on Jan 11, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      DFMBA
      (www.dfmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #476
      State Ranking
      #13
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      58
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      11,042 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,406 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,914 ft
      Reports
      105
      Photos
      152
      Ridden Counter
      6,209

      Popular McDowell Mountain Mountain Biking 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
      It just kind of ends into a construction...

      Photos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Western Loop
      2 |
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:17am
      Dec 10, 2018
      Western Loop, Mesa
      trail: Western Loop
      5 |
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:17am
      Dec 10, 2018
      Western Loop, Mesa
      trail: Western Loop
      2 |
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:17am
      Dec 10, 2018
      Western Loop, Mesa
      trail: Western Loop
      4 |
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:16am
      Dec 10, 2018
      Western Loop, Mesa
      more photos »

      Videos of McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike

      McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
      6:41 | 52 | Jan 29, 2016
      Sunrise Trail
      9:17 | 321 | Jan 11, 2014
      McDowell Mountains, Arizona, USA
      1:49 | 53 | Oct 8, 2018 , Fountain Hills
      Sunrise Trail
      14:17 | 250 | Feb 14, 2018 , Fountain Hills
      more videos »

      McDowell Mountain Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Pemberton SS Action
      27 miles
      McDowell Madness
      47 miles
      McDowell 53
      54 miles
      Windgate Pass to Bell Pass
      9 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      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
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #949789jtskagwayaddridelogJan 16, 2019 ride log
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 7:15pm
      10 hours
      user #577378idc22addridelogJan 16, 2019 ride log
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 3:55pm
      13 hours
      user #1576419Gila-MonsteraddridelogJan 16, 2019 ride log
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 3:55pm
      13 hours
      user #949789jtskagwayaddridelogJan 14, 2019 ride log
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 3:46pm
      3 days
      user #1225848blackdog1803addridelogJan 14, 2019 ride log
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      3 days
      view more »

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      McPumpskill parkFountain Hills
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      McDowell Mountain Park 28 19 1 12.6 km
      Brown's Ranch 59 47 169.9 km
      Hawes 16 18 15 412.7 km
      Desert Trails Park 2 413.6 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 18 59 22 315.6 km

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