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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • 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
      This area encompasses the entire metro Phoenix region, which has over a dozen riding areas and sub-regions.
      Region Details
      • 98
      • 8
      • 210
      • 299
      • 144
      • 39

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 16, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      814
      Trails Mountain Bike
      798
      Trails E-Bike
      304
      Trails Hike
      808
      Trails Trail Running
      808
      Trails Horse
      148
      Trails Dirtbike
      8
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Total Distance
      1,053 mile
      Total Descent
      136,009 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,948 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,785 ft
      Reports
      5,469
      Photos
      2,885
      Ridden Counter
      6,536

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Brown's Ranch 54 46 23
      South Mountain Park 10 45 19 13
      Goldfield Mountains 8 46 21 9
      Phoenix Mountains Preserve 14 40 20 3
      Gold Canyon 12 26 13 3
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      Popular Valley of the Sun Mountain Biking Trails

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      Pima Wash Connect
      South Mountain Park
      Pima Canyon Dirt Road
      South Mountain Park
      Mormon Loop
      South Mountain Park
      Fenceline
      Hawes
      Javelina
      South Mountain Park
      Secret
      South Mountain Park
      CAP Trail
      Hawes
      Hawes
      Hawes
      Ridge
      Hawes
      Desert Classic
      South Mountain Park
      Corona Conn
      South Mountain Park
      Secret
      Hawes
      National
      South Mountain Park
      Saguaro
      Hawes
      Entrance Trail
      South Mountain Park

      Valley of the Sun Mountain Bike Routes

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      Queen's Ransom Bikepack
      Queen Creek
      228 miles
      BCT Loop (Defunct AES Route)
      Black Canyon
      50 miles
      Lunch Loop #1
      Hawes
      6 miles
      National Loop
      South Mountain Park
      12 miles
      Lunch Loop #2
      Hawes
      7 miles
      East National to Pima Canyon Trailhead
      South Mountain Park
      5 miles
      Bursera Alta Kiwanis Loop
      South Mountain Park
      21 miles
      San Tan Loops
      Queen Creek
      12 miles
      Pyramid National Gila Loop
      South Mountain Park
      12 miles
      BCT 100
      Black Canyon
      99 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 236 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 2,270 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Valley of the Sun Mountain Bike

      trail: National
      1,214 |
      Aug 11, 2017 @ 5:24am
      Aug 11, 2017
      | 2 comments
      trail: National
      770 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 8, 2017
      trail: Javelina
      243 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017
      trail: Javelina
      228 |
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 25, 2017

      Videos of Valley of the Sun Mountain Bike

      Desert rolls
      0:07 | | Oct 4, 2020
      NRA Rock Rolls
      0:09 | 32 | Sep 2, 2020
      'So Slow' Papago Freeride
      0:45 | 909 | Jun 26, 2020
      LOTS of saguaros
      trail: Slate
      0:09 | 12 | Feb 15, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      BCT (Kay Mine North)
      Black Canyon
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 5:21pm
      2 days
      Very DryDanco The last 1/2 mile of Kay Mine nearest...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1649877erkkilaurilaaddphoto in Phoenix, Arizona, United States and 2 more
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      19 hours
      user #1649877erkkilaurilacommenttrailBajada
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      19 hours
      user #1110816whardingaddreportHedgehog Trail
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      2 days
      user #1110816whardingaddreportMoonlight and 2 more
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      2 days
      user #1044157DancoaddreportBCT (Kay Mine North)
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 5:21pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1649877erkkilaurilatrailBajadaI don't understand all the hate for Bajada. I...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      19 hours
      user #1742721selarsontrailVigilanteSuper fun trail
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 8:55am
      Oct 16, 2020
      user #1807372jeff-blantontrailSIdewinderGreat long range views and desert scenery. ...
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #2387465HeavyD480trailBulldog CanyonI’ve done this trail (south to north) on a...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #2222523SteidlmtrailBajadaI concur with HLEW! This trail is a suckfest....
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 9:15am
      Oct 2, 2020

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