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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 Jul 31, 2022
      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
      1,390 ft
      Total Vertical
      292 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,682 ft
      Reports
      568
      Photos
      28
      Ridden Counter
      13,538

      Photos of Sweetwater Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Desperado (S)
      20 |
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 9:21pm
      Apr 15, 2022
      trail: Desperado (S)
      18 |
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 9:21pm
      Apr 15, 2022
      trail: Desperado (S)
      23 |
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 9:21pm
      Apr 15, 2022
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      43 |
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      53 |
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      trail: Desperado (S)
      155 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      trail: Desperado (S)
      129 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 3:28pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      trail: Saguaro Vista
      116 |
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      Jul 5, 2020

      Videos of Sweetwater Preserve Mountain Bike

      3:48 | 92 | Mar 19, 2019
      redtail ridge. sweetwater preserve. tucson.
      12:17 | 154 | Mar 19, 2019
      Wildflower Ridge. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      3:14 | 133 | Mar 19, 2019
      Sun Circle Trail. Tucson. Sweetwater Preserve.
      4:21 | 58 | Mar 19, 2019
      Saguaro Vista trail and Roller Coaster trail....
      6:47 | 130 | Mar 16, 2019
      Black Rock Loop. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      10:59 | 125 | Mar 15, 2019
      The Spine Trail. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      trail: The Spine
      3:37 | 56 | Mar 15, 2019
      Desperado Trail. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      11:03 | 187 | Mar 15, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2071384JohnnyIcewishlistregionSweetwater Preserve
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 10:34pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #1989941crpocockaddreportSun Circle Loop and 4 more
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 10:21am
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #2937140g7RFariddentrailDesperado (S) and 1 more
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 10:13pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      user #2332737niccumecwishlistrouteSDMB Featured Ride - Sweetwater Preserve - Easy Out and Back
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 4:39am
      Jun 18, 2022
      user #1989941crpocockaddreportRoller Coaster and 4 more
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 10:24am
      Jun 11, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2890236MTBRobinTucsontrailSaguaro VistaSome rocks but only has one area of black and...
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      user #2890236MTBRobinTucsontrailHomesteadSome area of rocky but 90 percent blue
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 3:41pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      user #2890236MTBRobinTucsontrailThe SpineVery rocky and black in some areas.
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 3:40pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      user #2890236MTBRobinTucsontrailOxbowLose rack going west on it better then east
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 3:39pm
      Oct 26, 2021
      user #2890236MTBRobinTucsontrailRedtail RidgeThis trail has rocky area I walked
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 3:38pm
      Oct 26, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Tucson Mountain Park 50 36 11 43 km
      Painted Hills 1 2 43.9 km
      Greasewood Park 164.7 km
      PCC West 215 km
      Enchanted Hills 9 2 1 16.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #343#1692856837,865
      Hike2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #233#131564188
      Trail Running2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      #233#129564137
      Horse2214 miles1,391 ft6 miles292 ft
      150
      • By schillingsworth TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: SDMB, SDMB
      • #9778 - 11,354 views

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