23.2 miles
Distance
2,297 ft
Climb
-2,303 ft
Descent
2,727 ft
High Point

23 mile BCT using access roads to get to a majority downhill ride

Detailed Description
BCT Loop 23 is a 23 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Black Canyon City Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,297 ft with a max elevation of 2,727 ft then descends -2,303 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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Aidster87 (Oct 22, 2022 at 14:00)
Solid black diamond, the loose Rocky rutted out section can be pretty dangerous.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:15)
January 2022, great section. Southbound it's maybe a little bit easier than the section to the immediate North (Arrastri Creek.) Call it "Advanced Blue" (absolutely NOT double black...) Northbound would be tough- there's a 3/4 miles stretch near the Northern end that would have most riders walking a ways... I returned via the Maggie Mine Road, which was quick and easy.
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aobbard (Jan 25, 2022 at 11:11)
January 2022, loved this stretch of BCT. I'd rate it blue-black. Northbound is more difficult to clean than Southbound. Trail was in great shape, seems well-maintained.
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TedsBikes (Nov 20, 2021 at 12:04)
I've been riding dirt for 40 years. This is not even close to a "blue" trail. Black or double black.
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TedsBikes (Dec 15, 2019 at 1:09)
December 2019, trail overgrown, blood and pinholes in jersey and shorts. First ride spent walking frequently. I've been dirt riding since 1971 though I'm not a great rider. This is a hard and dangerous trial. Blue is bullshit.
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jbooth91 (Feb 24, 2019 at 16:12)
Trail starts out somewhat mellow and gradually becomes more gnarly as you get closer to Maggie mine road. Take the blue rating with a grain of salt, concequnces for crashing on most of this trail are pretty high
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for BCT Loop 23 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,907 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,048 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,041 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -31.7%
  • Grade min
    46.8%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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