On MLK Day this year I decided to try this trail, knowing full well how shitty everyone else says it is. Must have been White Guilt. But instead of being lost in an ocean of rocks and cactus spines, as I had expected, I was punished for my sins and those of my ancestors by a disturbingly eroded, steep, gullied-out clusterf%!# with lots of stumbles down into, across and back up out of rocky, sandy washes. Some of the gully erosion is almost as tall as I am deep. Wait, I mean... But it wasn't difficult to follow, and not too overgrown, either. Someone must have Brushanuary-ed it. Anyway, I started at the bottom and rode (pushed) up to Cumberland, and I can see how it might be very hard to follow at the top end when the grass is taller. That said, I think I actually disliked the section above Cow Pies less, since riding mediocre trail is better than pushing a bike up it, and there was more pushing down low. I have a problem with the trail's rock formation namesake: When was baby Jesus ever upright? More like toddler Jesus. I saw some horsey people who did stereotypical things like wear cowboy hats, carry sidearms, draw maps in the dirt and pretend Arizona has a drawl. Then I turned around and pinned my hopes on a better descent down the Cow Pies trail. Unlike Toddler Jesus trail, this one's name says it all.
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Coordinates: 32.471353, -110.860472

Previous Reports

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Jan 4, 2018 @ 2:07pm
Jan 4, 2018
Overgrown vegetation - If Trailforks will not remove this from the map, then I will mark it as closed. I rode the whole length of the trail and... view
Dec 26, 2016 @ 6:15pm
Dec 26, 2016
This trail would be good if it were maintained. Doesn't look like its ever been maintained. Definitely not a bike trail . Did see some horses... view
Sep 18, 2016 @ 12:58pm
Sep 18, 2016
The trail is completely overgrown with cat claw and virtually unrideable. We started from Sutherland and only went a short distance before turning... view

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