9.3 miles
1,033 ft
-1,035 ft
1 mile
High Point

Route that can hopefully be done before the sun sets.

Detailed Description
10 mile loop is a 9 mile less popular intermediate route located near Prescott Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 1,033 ft with a max elevation of 6,344 ft then descends -1,035 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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9QbVbv (Sep 6, 2022 at 9:32)
Nothing flowie about downhill loose rocks on a mountain bike. Great bike walking downhill until it got to bottom. Rains have destroyed this trail IMO… zero fun!
  • + 0
robertellisw (Aug 19, 2022 at 19:28)
One of my favorite descents in the area. Rocky, loose, a couple little jumps. Choose your own adventure and make it what you want.
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robertellisw (Aug 19, 2022 at 19:27)
The cool thing about this trail is that it's a one shot descent from some really great camping spots. The first 1.8 miles are double track - nothing memorable. Once the single track starts, it's super fun! All obstacles are rollable. Definitely not a black. If you want something a little more rowdy, descend cable trail and connect to this. Happy trails
  • + 1
Ampfrog (Jan 12, 2022 at 2:46)
Trail Firewater
"Climb Difficulty" is black diamond when starting up on the west end, over 10% grade plus rock drops to roll up, then blue difficulty for the remaining 80% of the trail. Much more fun to ride down. (Have ridden it in both directions)
  • + 0
aalzapiedi (Jan 7, 2022 at 16:56)
Trail Firewater
Lots of snow and ice
  • + 1
Ampfrog (Oct 18, 2021 at 3:04)
North of Iron Springs Rd is definitely a different game. Has sections either direction over 10% grade (upwards of 15% in some places). Not technically difficult, just steep in places.
  • + 1
Ampfrog (Jun 5, 2021 at 3:10)
Trail Miller Creek
Not an easy cruise west. Stick to the road if that is what you are looking for. I found out the hard way.
  • + 0
wgwestervelt (May 8, 2021 at 18:50)
I really liked this downhill. There are certainly a few rock features which challenge its blue rating.
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Tmorey1113 (Dec 4, 2020 at 11:46)
Trail Garden Grove
This trail is a blast to ride if you go downhill instead of climbing
  • + 1
NattyTread (Sep 23, 2020 at 14:45)
Nice connector trail from White Rock trailhead. I like the way it rides out from the parking lot to Thumb Butte Road better than the way back in. It's quite curvy so you've got to be on your toes if trying to go fast. Pretty sure it was designed to limit speeds to reduce conflict. For slower speeds and beginner/intermediate riders it's a blast.
  • + 1
NattyTread (Sep 22, 2020 at 12:52)
Good descent. Rowdy at the top with rocky loose and ledgy sections. You lose elevation quickly and then start more flowy riding through the creek, with some chunky change ups. Beyond that to the bottom it's buff hardpack then decomposed granite to finish before ending on Thumb Butte Road. I alternate descending this trail and West Spruce Ridge when connecting in from West Spruce 264. I've climbed it as well but the upper section required some hike a bike.
  • + 1
Jcgilchrist (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:28)
This trail was VERY rocky. Lots of loose sharp rocks ranging from small gravel to softball size in the trail. There were multiple areas of the trail that were covered with these loose rocks making those particular areas much more difficult to navigate. I don't know that the rating needs to be moved to black diamond, but there are definite areas of more difficult obstacles than most intermediate trails I have ridden before.
  • + 2
chillis (May 27, 2019 at 16:13)
Trail Firewater
One of the better trails in the area in terms of descending fun. First bit starts off mild and then gets swoopy & fast with some tech sprinkled in for good measure.
  • + 0
ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:28)
On the north east side of Iron Springs Rd its different. More of a horse trail but without the damage horses make. Less tree cover and straighter lines. Still good trail. Loop in with other trails to add another 45-60 mins.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:20)
Fun down. Random jump options that are fun and not too intimidating. One short section goes through ravine. Wet after rains but rideable when dry.
The trail getting to this is highest withviews of skull valley n Prescott.


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More Stats for 10 mile loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,661 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,719 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,719 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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