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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • > 6 months
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
      The Mesa resulting form the lava flows of A1 Mountain.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Mars Hill
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 24, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Trails Horse
      4
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      800 ft
      Total Vertical
      434 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,400 ft
      Reports
      21
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      317

      Popular Observatory Mesa Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 2 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Observatory Mesa Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      20 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      16 |
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      122 |
      Jun 4, 2015 @ 9:19am
      Jun 4, 2015

      Videos of Observatory Mesa Mountain Bike

      FUTS jump
      0:19 | 313 | Mar 3, 2015
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 81 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 41 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff
      Hide and Seek on Mars Hill trail // Flagstaff MTB
      6:16 | 43 | Aug 4, 2020 , Flagstaff

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      FUTS Alt.
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      IdealautoxerVery recent rain made the trail ideal today.
      Flagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      IdealautoxerVery recent rain made the trail ideal today.
      FUTS (Mars Hill)
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Drymaze-scopakKitty litter on the down
      Thorpe Gulley
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 9:00am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Drymaze-scopak
      FUTS (Tunnel Springs)
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Drymatthenry

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2394404Zoeq0mFl5riddentrailFUTS (Mars Hill)
      Dec 18, 2020 @ 12:35pm
      Dec 18, 2020
      user #1358330DawgforceriddentrailFUTS (Mars Hill)
      Nov 30, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Nov 30, 2020
      user #1831630EmilySwaineriddentrailThorpe Gulley
      Nov 30, 2020 @ 2:35pm
      Nov 30, 2020
      user #1831630EmilySwaineriddentrailFUTS (Tunnel Springs)
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Nov 4, 2020
      user #1614246jrobocommenttrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 1:59am
      Oct 21, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1614246jrobotrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Fun, curvy and mildly rocky with a fun descent...
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 1:59am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1644171ponderosatreytrailFUTS (Tunnel Springs)As of 2019 This is part of the Flagstaff Loop...
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Dec 4, 2019
      user #1733976ScrebnertrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Definitely more challenging than the Mars Hill...
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 5:14pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1571099SethrpollacktrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Mildly rocky which was a bit much on gravel bike
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Jul 29, 2019
      user #1341677RhyatttrailFlagstaff Loop (Observatory Mesa)Awesome ride from Craig's house!!!
      Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:18pm
      Aug 27, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Fort Valley Trail System 6 16 54.2 km
      MEDL (Mount Elden Dry Lakes) 17 26 9 54.7 km
      Fort Tuthill 6 6 2 15 km
      Campbell Mesa Trail System 7 1 16.9 km
      Kelly Motorized Trail System 7 8 16.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #3,125#1,41813211,508
      E-Bike34 miles449 ft2 miles433 ft
      #1,167#286199
      Hike57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #2,619#1,31221418
      Trail Running57 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #2,618#1,30821116
      Horse46 miles801 ft3 miles433 ft
      #139#10815
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