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      Some of the best riding in town within a reasonable drive. This is also a popular destination for hikers and equestrians especially on weekends, so please manage your speed. Sweetwater Preserve is managed by Pima County Dept. of Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 10
      • 12

      Region Status
      Open as of 10 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Trails Horse
      22
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,392 ft
      Total Vertical
      292 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,682 ft
      Reports
      436
      Photos
      23
      Ridden Counter
      10,234

      Photos of Sweetwater Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Desperado (S)
      91 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      trail: Desperado (S)
      69 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      63 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      92 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      52 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 1:30pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      58 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 1:30pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      29 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      64 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Jul 4, 2020

      Videos of Sweetwater Preserve Mountain Bike

      3:48 | 68 | Mar 19, 2019
      redtail ridge. sweetwater preserve. tucson.
      12:17 | 124 | Mar 19, 2019
      Wildflower Ridge. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      3:14 | 111 | Mar 19, 2019
      Sun Circle Trail. Tucson. Sweetwater Preserve.
      4:21 | 46 | Mar 19, 2019
      Saguaro Vista trail and Roller Coaster trail....
      6:47 | 111 | Mar 16, 2019
      Black Rock Loop. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      10:59 | 104 | Mar 15, 2019
      The Spine Trail. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      trail: The Spine
      3:37 | 45 | Mar 15, 2019
      Desperado Trail. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      11:03 | 151 | Mar 15, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Saguaro Vista
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 5:32am
      10 hours
      DryJosephcain4Big saguaro fell across trail and is...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2356770Josephcain4addreportSaguaro Vista
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 9:20am
      7 hours
      user #2795668BlackcherubimwishlisttrailThe Spine
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Jul 26, 2021
      user #2520694Amandaqa8KL1riddentrailLost Arrow and 1 more
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 11:29am
      Jun 26, 2021
      user #1498913dllawson819riddentrailSaguaro Vista and 4 more
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Jun 14, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailWildflower Ridge
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 11:32am
      Jun 13, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2484552Griffen1W3A2FtrailRed CanyonPlenty of intermediate rocky tech on this trail.
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Jan 10, 2021
      user #2484552Griffen1W3A2FtrailSun Circle LoopVery little tech. Good trail. Rode clockwise.
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 7:25pm
      Jan 10, 2021
      user #2484552Griffen1W3A2FtrailBlack Rock LoopFun trail. Didn’t seem like a blue trail....
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 7:24pm
      Jan 10, 2021
      user #1386013wadebairdtrailOxbowLoose rocks the whole way
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      user #2452223scwest1111trailDe Oeste LinkWhere do you park to access on this entrance...
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:52am
      Oct 17, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tucson Mountain Park 27 33 11 43 km
      Painted Hills 1 2 43.9 km
      Greasewood Park 164.7 km
      PCC West 215 km
      Enchanted Hills 9 3 1 16.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #293#1332343625,916
      Hike2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #196#101432116
      Trail Running2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #199#10143266
      Horse2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      138
      • By schillingsworth TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: TORCA, SDMB, SDMB
      • #9778 - 8,361 views

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