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      At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park/Preserve is one of the largest municipally managed parks in the nation and consists of three mountain ranges - the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe. The park boasts more than 100 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Additionally, the roadways throughout the park are a favorite for bicyclists.

      Dobbins Lookout, at 2,330 feet, is the highest point in the park that is available to the public. Accessed by both hiking trails and Summit Rd., the lookout is popular with tourists and locals alike, who want to get an unobstructed panoramic view of the Valley.

      Note: The park's scenic roadways are shared by motor vehicles, bikers and hikers. Due to the many blind corners, narrow sections and treacherous drop-offs, extreme caution should be maintained and adherence to the speed limit followed.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation
      Pima Canyon google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 3
      • 2
      • 9
      • 43
      • 21
      • 15

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      93
      Trails Mountain Bike
      93
      Trails E-Bike
      91
      Trails Hike
      93
      Trails Trail Running
      93
      Trails Horse
      51
      Total Distance
      116 miles
      Total Descent
      27,375 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,400 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,515 ft
      Reports
      1,059
      Photos
      431
      Ridden Counter
      38,479

      Photos of South Mountain Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Helipad
      72 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:02pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      trail: Helipad
      105 |
      Mar 12, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Mar 12, 2019
      trail: National
      1,568 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 5:24am
      Aug 11, 2017
      | 2 comments
      trail: National
      1,085 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      325 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      326 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      trail: National
      779 |
      Feb 9, 2017 @ 1:05pm
      Feb 9, 2017
      658 |
      Feb 9, 2015 @ 10:05am
      Feb 9, 2015

      Videos of South Mountain Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Gila
      19 | Mar 9, 2021
      From Sun Up to Sun Down
      71 | Dec 30, 2020
      South Mountain alt line
      trail: National
      0:15 | 408 | Nov 26, 2018
      Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon: tech talk with Aaron...
      3:57 | 426 | May 23, 2017
      Dirt Corps AZ trip - day 1 & 2
      7:29 | 7 | Feb 3, 2017
      CDL @ South Mountain
      3:58 | 1152 | Jul 1, 2016
      When you take your mid-ride fuel advice from a...
      0:14 | 532 | May 2, 2016
      Slow speed trail moderating.
      0:13 | 464 | Mar 13, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2530788PacoMTBriddentrailPyramid and 1 more
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 7:16am
      Jun 15, 2021
      user #2747612DuncanyShwN4riddentrailJavelina Canyon
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #2220564Tim-70riddentrailNational
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 8:31am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #2574217Creamcorn1commenttrailPima Canyon Loop
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 9:49am
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #1229815BadFrogvotetrailHelipad
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 9:13am
      Jun 11, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2574217Creamcorn1trailPima Canyon LoopOverall it's a blue diamond but there are a...
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 9:49am
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #2387465HeavyD480trailHolbertThis is a great trail, fully rideable down....
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 8:28am
      Jun 6, 2021
      user #2650875Ktobin23trailG-B ConnectorDo not ride down this. If this trail was ment...
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 12:12pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      user #2650875Ktobin23trailNationalThis is a very unique section of national....
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      user #2650875Ktobin23trailGuadalupe Perimeter TrailI believe the perimeter trail was designed...
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 10:54am
      Jun 3, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area6 km
      Papago Park 28 810.9 km
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 14 41 21 216.5 km
      Estrella Mountain Regional Park 4 14 117.6 km
      Pirate Trails 3 13 9 119.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike93116 miles27,375 ft61 miles1,401 ft
      #58#214011,0592360,142
      E-Bike91115 miles27,303 ft61 miles1,401 ft
      #23#598631,233
      Hike93116 miles27,375 ft61 miles1,401 ft
      #38#18281,05812,073
      Trail Running93116 miles27,375 ft61 miles1,401 ft
      #38#1821,05821,257
      Horse5172 miles14,472 ft37 miles1,378 ft
      #3#3503
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