13.3 miles
Distance
566 ft
Climb
-572 ft
Descent
3,001 ft
High Point
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CSC and BBC Easier ride for BBC personnel

Detailed Description
Balfour Beatty Brown's Tour - Easier is a 13 mile easy route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 566 ft with a max elevation of 3,001 ft then descends -572 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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jamespeel (Mar 21, 2022 at 20:26)
Very sandy, unrideable in short sections
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Ceasarmm (Dec 10, 2021 at 18:21)
Hawknest trail, either direction is fun and flowy. South to north is not strenuous at all as some others described. North to south, yes more fun and flowy but either way, we had so much fun in both direction…check it out, not technical but it is a great trail for all levels!
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Ceasarmm (Dec 10, 2021 at 18:21)
Hawknest trail, either direction is fun and flowy. South to north is not strenuous at all as some others described. North to south, yes more fun and flowy but either way, we had so much fun in both direction…check it out, not technical but it is a great trail for all levels!
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Ampfrog (Dec 2, 2021 at 0:01)
Trail Alma School
Hidden gem heading north from Latigo, fun chute right next to the parking lot.
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Gesose (Apr 24, 2021 at 9:44)
Fast, flowy, not technical. Fun.
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Gesose (Apr 24, 2021 at 9:44)
Fast, flowy, not technical. Fun.
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thebyus (Apr 6, 2021 at 10:45)
If your grandparents ever told you about having to walk to school, uphill in both directions, it's because they took Hawkes Next to get there. Rode it from the North, expecting a nice descent, like West Express, and did not get it. It is nice and flowy, but you go up almost as much as you go down.
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thebyus (Apr 6, 2021 at 10:45)
If your grandparents ever told you about having to walk to school, uphill in both directions, it's because they took Hawkes Next to get there. Rode it from the North, expecting a nice descent, like West Express, and did not get it. It is nice and flowy, but you go up almost as much as you go down.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:11)
You can make this trail as hard or as easy as you like. Balanced rock can be sessioned, both up and down, on either side and is fun to play around on with the bike. The rest of the trail is well groomed and an easy climb if riding North and a fun DH is riding south.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 17:58)
Easy entrance trail that links to many of the trails in this system. Can get pretty congested here so check your speed for sure.
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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:27)
I love a good xc pedal and this is one of the best in Phoenix. It has great flow and awesome views twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:27)
I love a good xc pedal and this is one of the best in Phoenix. It has great flow and awesome views twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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DrHog (Jan 22, 2020 at 17:04)
Well built trail that has a nice flow and keeps you turning. North to south is my favorite (downhill).
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DrHog (Jan 22, 2020 at 17:04)
Well built trail that has a nice flow and keeps you turning. North to south is my favorite (downhill).
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:03)
Trail Chuckwagon
This is a fun trail if you are heading easy to west coming back from Balance Rock! It’s get flowy and watch for people coming the opposite way! Have some footage on our insta @averageriders
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TC-FLOWCLYDE (May 8, 2019 at 21:52)
5/5 stars of sweet twisty flow!
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TC-FLOWCLYDE (May 8, 2019 at 21:52)
5/5 stars of sweet twisty flow!
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TC-FLOWCLYDE (May 8, 2019 at 21:50)
5/5 stars sweet, sweet flow!
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TC-FLOWCLYDE (May 8, 2019 at 21:50)
5/5 stars sweet, sweet flow!
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Scooter1969 (Dec 23, 2018 at 7:53)
GREAT RIDE North To South (downhill) with lots of jumps. CAREFUL as lots of blind corners and riders also riding south to north. I would full approve this trail to be single direction as we had 4 "encounters" in single ride with fast moving downhillers and I love to ride this one down hill.
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Scooter1969 (Dec 23, 2018 at 7:53)
GREAT RIDE North To South (downhill) with lots of jumps. CAREFUL as lots of blind corners and riders also riding south to north. I would full approve this trail to be single direction as we had 4 "encounters" in single ride with fast moving downhillers and I love to ride this one down hill.
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DrHog (Jan 30, 2015 at 21:50)
Great stuff--twisty and fairly smooth with gradual pitch. Can be ridden either direction. Cholla Mtn scenery is gorgeous.
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Bike type
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More Stats for Balfour Beatty Brown's Tour - Easier mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,601 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,725 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,720 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -13.2%
  • Grade min
    19.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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