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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
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation
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      Region Details
      • 6
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      • 9
      • 42
      • 22
      • 16

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 29, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      98
      Trails Mountain Bike
      98
      Trails E-Bike
      98
      Trails Hike
      98
      Trails Trail Running
      98
      Trails Horse
      52
      Total Distance
      133 miles
      Total Descent
      26,756 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,414 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,515 ft
      Reports
      1,776
      Photos
      546
      Ridden Counter
      49,792

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      Arizona's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
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      Photos of South Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Helipad
      132 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:02pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      trail: National
      1,947 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 5:24am
      Aug 11, 2017
      | 2 comments
      trail: National
      1,417 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      454 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      432 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      trail: National
      1,009 |
      Feb 9, 2017 @ 1:05pm
      Feb 9, 2017
      790 |
      Feb 9, 2015 @ 10:05am
      Feb 9, 2015
      trail: TNT
      890 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:49am
      Apr 1, 2014
      | 1 comments

      Videos of South Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike

      Javelina DH STRAVA KOM
      67 | Apr 11, 2022
      South Mountain downhill biking on new Pivot...
      44 | Apr 7, 2022
      Waterfall wipeout
      trail: National
      89 | Feb 20, 2022
      Waterfall wipeout pov
      trail: National
      56 | Feb 20, 2022
      53 | Jan 21, 2022
      Waterfall
      trail: National
      69 | Sep 23, 2021
      SOMO roller
      trail: National
      45 | Sep 23, 2021
      trail: Gila
      43 | Mar 9, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2910215A3RideraddreportCorona Conn
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 9:02pm
      3 days
      user #2671740rcgeiger14riddentrailBeacon Hill
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 10:44pm
      Jun 28, 2022
      user #3026326wA9Yne0rwishlistregionSouth Mountain Preserve
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 2:38pm
      Jun 27, 2022
      user #2891248oscar-pinedaaddvideoPhoenix South Mountain 32nd st AKA devastator DH
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:59pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #304215BigBearAZwishlisttrailDesert Classic
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:49pm
      Jun 26, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1497698DonSingertrailG-B ConnectorNeeds a re-route, some of this isn’t really...
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 8:18am
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #2915657caleblevoturbeavotrailLost Ranch RuinAn unusual trail with a beautiful view of the...
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 12:09pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      user #68442snwboarder48trailOld ManDon’t move the rocks! Leave it raw!
      Jun 5, 2022 @ 9:11pm
      Jun 5, 2022
      user #100991jmsxtreemtrail28th StreetNice work uploading this! Trail is now closed...
      May 11, 2022 @ 10:15pm
      May 11, 2022
      user #68442snwboarder48trailDesert ClassicSimple trail. Lots of walkers. Good for gravel...
      May 10, 2022 @ 8:56pm
      May 10, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike98133 miles26,755 ft63 miles1,414 ft
      #45#195101,7753681,471
      E-Bike98133 miles26,755 ft63 miles1,414 ft
      #19#631,57562,264
      Hike98133 miles26,755 ft63 miles1,414 ft
      #27#15281,768193,243
      Trail Running98133 miles26,755 ft63 miles1,414 ft
      #26#1421,76842,146
      Horse5272 miles14,213 ft36 miles1,391 ft
      #2#27181
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