21.0 miles
Distance
3,940 ft
Climb
-3,880 ft
Descent
2,453 ft
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Advanced XC Adventure Loop. HAB, CHUNK, SWITCHBACKS, FUN FUN FUN

Detailed Description
Alta National XC XXX is a 21 mile less popular extreme route located near Phoenix Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 3,940 ft with a max elevation of 2,453 ft then descends -3,880 ft.
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Trails in Route

Crosscut2,402 ft
Max Delta2,815 ft
National1 mile
Bajada2 miles
Alta4 miles
Ma-Ha-Tuak Access1,683 ft
Ma-Ha-Tuak Perimeter Trail4 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Alta National XC XXX mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    7 hr 36 min
  • Altitude min
    1,254 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,265 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,325 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -55.6%
  • Grade min
    75.6%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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MTB Alta Trail S. Mountain Phoenix
MTB Alta Trail S. Mountain Phoenix
trail: Alta
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Apr 7, 2022

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ma-Ha-Tuak Perimeter Trail
Apr 28, 2024 @ 11:51pm
Apr 28, 2024
Great rideable trail, but bring your climbing legs. A few spots I would call black punch climbs, but an easy and short HAB for us mere mortals.
Ma-Ha-Tuak Access
Apr 28, 2024 @ 11:51pm
Apr 28, 2024
In good shape but very rocky.
National
Mar 17, 2024 @ 7:48am
Mar 17, 2024
Bajada
Apr 16, 2022 @ 12:24pm
Apr 16, 2022
This really isn't Blue. I think because it has sections of Green, and sections of Black, people average out to Blue. But that's really not fair to those planning a route. There is a LOT of hike-a-bike here if you are expecting a nice XC jaunt. North side needs a Desert Classic.
Crosscut
Jun 9, 2021 @ 6:54pm
Jun 9, 2021
Great ride!
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