33.0 miles
Distance
1,542 ft
Climb
-1,562 ft
Descent
3,018 ft
High Point

This is an easy ride with a lot of the good stuff in BR.

Detailed Description
Browns Ranch ALL GOOD! is a 33 mile moderately popular easy route located near Scottsdale Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 56 trails. This route climbs 1,542 ft with a max elevation of 3,018 ft then descends -1,562 ft.
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115 Reviews & Comments

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Ampfrog (Dec 30, 2022 at 1:06)
North & South Diablo are great places to learn tech riding, highly recommend them for that, but like the rest of Brown's, ratings are soft and only "black diamond" at Brown's (Granite Dells, Sedona, Flag, Tucson black diamonds are much more difficult and/or serious consequences for crashing; also plenty of tech blue trails around the state that are more difficult); there are a couple B-lines that are more difficult, but not obvious or part of the main trails. If looking for an example of obvious black diamond-level at Brown's, ride the chunky section just south of the saddle on Brown's Mtn (either direction).
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Ampfrog (Dec 30, 2022 at 1:06)
North & South Diablo are great places to learn tech riding, highly recommend them for that, but like the rest of Brown's, ratings are soft and only "black diamond" at Brown's (Granite Dells, Sedona, Flag, Tucson black diamonds are much more difficult and/or serious consequences for crashing; also plenty of tech blue trails around the state that are more difficult); there are a couple B-lines that are more difficult, but not obvious or part of the main trails. If looking for an example of obvious black diamond-level at Brown's, ride the chunky section just south of the saddle on Brown's Mtn (either direction).
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michaelblosser84 (Sep 3, 2022 at 11:38)
Amazing trail, classic XC. This trail flows so good, even the uphills feel good. Beautiful scenery, lost of saguaro and Ocotillos. I find this trail to be best written north to south, as you get the best flow and rhythm this way. Personally I think this is one of the best trails in Browns Ranch, check it out.
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michaelblosser84 (Sep 3, 2022 at 11:38)
Amazing trail, classic XC. This trail flows so good, even the uphills feel good. Beautiful scenery, lost of saguaro and Ocotillos. I find this trail to be best written north to south, as you get the best flow and rhythm this way. Personally I think this is one of the best trails in Browns Ranch, check it out.
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Tony8tNr4i (May 19, 2022 at 13:57)
Still needs buckhorn cactus trimmed back ini multiple spots
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quadonabike (Mar 27, 2022 at 22:13)
Trail Latigo Trail
As an adaptive mountain biker Latigo trail is a basic aMTB1 level, meaning no major obstacles or squeeze points and no support rider needed. This is a smooth flowy trail and can be done easily with an adaptive E-assist. If attempting to do this without an E-assist you would need a support rider to be able to make it through the uphill sections
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quadonabike (Mar 27, 2022 at 22:13)
Trail Latigo Trail
As an adaptive mountain biker Latigo trail is a basic aMTB1 level, meaning no major obstacles or squeeze points and no support rider needed. This is a smooth flowy trail and can be done easily with an adaptive E-assist. If attempting to do this without an E-assist you would need a support rider to be able to make it through the uphill sections
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djf501 (Mar 9, 2022 at 12:00)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Echoing what others are saying... these are green/blue trails at the most with a few 'black' tech options scattered throughout. Nothing compared to black trails at South Mtn. or other local riding spots. This is a an easy spin, single speed, recovery ride or a great place to bring kids. But don't come here expecting anything challenging.
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djf501 (Mar 9, 2022 at 12:00)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Echoing what others are saying... these are green/blue trails at the most with a few 'black' tech options scattered throughout. Nothing compared to black trails at South Mtn. or other local riding spots. This is a an easy spin, single speed, recovery ride or a great place to bring kids. But don't come here expecting anything challenging.
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djf501 (Mar 9, 2022 at 12:00)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Echoing what others are saying... these are green/blue trails at the most with a few 'black' tech options scattered throughout. Nothing compared to black trails at South Mtn. or other local riding spots. This is a an easy spin, single speed, recovery ride or a great place to bring kids. But don't come here expecting anything challenging.
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djf501 (Mar 9, 2022 at 12:00)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Echoing what others are saying... these are green/blue trails at the most with a few 'black' tech options scattered throughout. Nothing compared to black trails at South Mtn. or other local riding spots. This is a an easy spin, single speed, recovery ride or a great place to bring kids. But don't come here expecting anything challenging.
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Ampfrog (Jan 3, 2022 at 22:47)
Definitely full of bike park berms, but short and not nearly as fun as Hawks or High Desert in the downhill directions. Also, no indication this should be ridden downhill on trail, caution for those riding up.
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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 0:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
Green like the rest of Latigo east of Alma School, no major features. May feel harder if headed NE/uphill, but it's smooth.
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Ampfrog (Dec 2, 2021 at 0:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
Green like the rest of Latigo east of Alma School, no major features. May feel harder if headed NE/uphill, but it's smooth.
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Ampfrog (Aug 23, 2021 at 2:10)
Probably some of the largest features at Brown's (save east side of Brown's Mtn trail), but as many have said, still 'techy blue' by comparison to Prescott/Sedona/Flag trails (or even Trail 100 more locally).
Super fun place to build tech skills and plenty of different lines in a single segment of the trail to try out and build confidence. Don't forget those uphill skills/line choice...
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Ampfrog (Aug 23, 2021 at 2:10)
Probably some of the largest features at Brown's (save east side of Brown's Mtn trail), but as many have said, still 'techy blue' by comparison to Prescott/Sedona/Flag trails (or even Trail 100 more locally).
Super fun place to build tech skills and plenty of different lines in a single segment of the trail to try out and build confidence. Don't forget those uphill skills/line choice...
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RunningFish (May 5, 2021 at 21:16)
The trail is located in the north eastern part of browns ranch meaning you have to ride a couple miles to get here. This trail is the most technical trail in browns ranch, it has many rock boulders that you go down and climb over. There are also alternate lines that go around the technical features. This trail is like a dumbed down version of the national trail. It has large rocks and boulders that you go over but in between the rock sections it is a smooth hard packed single track. Brown's ranch is a very popular place but since the trail is in the middle of brown’s there is very little traffic on El DIablo.
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RunningFish (May 5, 2021 at 21:16)
The trail is located in the north eastern part of browns ranch meaning you have to ride a couple miles to get here. This trail is the most technical trail in browns ranch, it has many rock boulders that you go down and climb over. There are also alternate lines that go around the technical features. This trail is like a dumbed down version of the national trail. It has large rocks and boulders that you go over but in between the rock sections it is a smooth hard packed single track. Brown's ranch is a very popular place but since the trail is in the middle of brown’s there is very little traffic on El DIablo.
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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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thebyus (Apr 6, 2021 at 10:09)
A nice trail. Similar to Snake Eyes, but I think Snake Eyes is just more flowy. A solid Blue. Has one real obstacle without a bypass, but you just shift down and pedal through. It's not even a black obstacle. A true blue.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:54)
Trail West Express
Fun flowy ride. Recommend riding from North to south, otherwise it's a lot of uphill.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Of all the new trails at the Pima trailhead, this is my least favorite. And it's still a good trail.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Of all the new trails at the Pima trailhead, this is my least favorite. And it's still a good trail.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Of all the new trails at the Pima trailhead, this is my least favorite. And it's still a good trail.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Of all the new trails at the Pima trailhead, this is my least favorite. And it's still a good trail.
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robertellisw (Mar 15, 2021 at 5:42)
Trail Scorpion
Rode both scorpion segments North to South. Both are super fun! The flow is great. I rate them more on the blue side. I did the big technical loop route. All of the blues are green. Zero techical riding except for the blacks, which could arguably be rated as mostly blues. This whole trail system is most definitely for casual, cross country riding. If you're looking for chunk, I would probably avoid this system altogether. If you're looking for some fast miles on well maintained kitty litter trails, this is your spot.
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robertellisw (Mar 15, 2021 at 5:42)
Trail Scorpion
Rode both scorpion segments North to South. Both are super fun! The flow is great. I rate them more on the blue side. I did the big technical loop route. All of the blues are green. Zero techical riding except for the blacks, which could arguably be rated as mostly blues. This whole trail system is most definitely for casual, cross country riding. If you're looking for chunk, I would probably avoid this system altogether. If you're looking for some fast miles on well maintained kitty litter trails, this is your spot.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:46)
Trail Scorpion
Concur with EVERYTHING said above!
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:46)
Trail Scorpion
Concur with EVERYTHING said above!
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nermandersh (Dec 19, 2020 at 4:09)
Rode south to north. It's fun with some minor challenges, but probably only worthy of an intermediate rating in terms of difficulty.
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nermandersh (Dec 19, 2020 at 4:09)
Rode south to north. It's fun with some minor challenges, but probably only worthy of an intermediate rating in terms of difficulty.
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nermandersh (Dec 19, 2020 at 4:06)
Rode south to north. Fun trail with some cool features, but definitely not worthy of a black diamond rating. I would say it's intermediate at best with only a few vaguely challenging spots which all have bypasses.
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nermandersh (Dec 19, 2020 at 4:06)
Rode south to north. Fun trail with some cool features, but definitely not worthy of a black diamond rating. I would say it's intermediate at best with only a few vaguely challenging spots which all have bypasses.
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Kathrynh (Dec 9, 2020 at 19:03)
I agree that the eastern portion should be rated blue due to the exposure and chunky while climbing - I definitely would not tell a beginner to ride from Fraesfield TH to Dixileta
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jonesey441 (Nov 27, 2020 at 9:30)
Trail Dare A Sarah
A great flowy trail with fun technical features, great job trail team!
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jonesey441 (Nov 27, 2020 at 9:30)
Trail Dare A Sarah
A great flowy trail with fun technical features, great job trail team!
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jonesey441 (Nov 27, 2020 at 9:30)
Trail Dare A Sarah
A great flowy trail with fun technical features, great job trail team!
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jonesey441 (Nov 27, 2020 at 9:30)
Trail Dare A Sarah
A great flowy trail with fun technical features, great job trail team!
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Brad-Brad (Jun 24, 2020 at 12:06)
I dislike when no one describes where to park and the trip to and from the vehicle. Okay so if I want to go South to north, where do I park? if I want to go North to South, where do I park? I get that that's not the ride but I have to get their. Am I missing something?
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Brad-Brad (Jun 24, 2020 at 12:06)
I dislike when no one describes where to park and the trip to and from the vehicle. Okay so if I want to go South to north, where do I park? if I want to go North to South, where do I park? I get that that's not the ride but I have to get their. Am I missing something?
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Ampfrog (Dec 30, 2022 at 10:36)
Not a bike park. This is a preserve. Takes many miles of riding from any trailhead to either entrance to the trail.
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Ampfrog (Dec 30, 2022 at 10:36)
Not a bike park. This is a preserve. Takes many miles of riding from any trailhead to either entrance to the trail.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:09)
Riding North to South there is a somewhat short uphill section that leads into a great DH section where you can really open the bike up. There are many blind corners though so be sure to call out as you near them to avoid hitting someone coming south to north. There are some small mounds that you can utilize as jumps on the trail as well. Overall it is a well groomed trail that allows you to enjoy the desert whipping by you.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:09)
Riding North to South there is a somewhat short uphill section that leads into a great DH section where you can really open the bike up. There are many blind corners though so be sure to call out as you near them to avoid hitting someone coming south to north. There are some small mounds that you can utilize as jumps on the trail as well. Overall it is a well groomed trail that allows you to enjoy the desert whipping by you.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:08)
Note: Riding CW is definitely easier than CCW. However, definitely not "downhill". Still XC, but a fun cruise! And yes, keep an eye out for those mini-air rollers.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:08)
Note: Riding CW is definitely easier than CCW. However, definitely not "downhill". Still XC, but a fun cruise! And yes, keep an eye out for those mini-air rollers.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:06)
I like to ride this section from green to red. Compared to Diablo South, I think Diablo North is the easier of the two but gives you more session opportunities because there are multiples lines at about each feature. If you do not want to tackle a section, you can bypass them, but where’s the fun it that?
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:06)
I like to ride this section from green to red. Compared to Diablo South, I think Diablo North is the easier of the two but gives you more session opportunities because there are multiples lines at about each feature. If you do not want to tackle a section, you can bypass them, but where’s the fun it that?
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:03)
I like to ride this from red to green, so north to south. Great section with some great boulder crawls to test your skills. I would recommend scoping lines before tackling some of the bigger hurdles since there are quite a few line choices. You will have cell service (Verizon, Sprint) in this area so you can double check the maps in case u get turned around. Also, the more technical sections can be bypassed if you do not feel comfortable tackling them and don’t want to HAB. Overall this is a great trail to improve your technical skills.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Apr 3, 2020 at 18:03)
I like to ride this from red to green, so north to south. Great section with some great boulder crawls to test your skills. I would recommend scoping lines before tackling some of the bigger hurdles since there are quite a few line choices. You will have cell service (Verizon, Sprint) in this area so you can double check the maps in case u get turned around. Also, the more technical sections can be bypassed if you do not feel comfortable tackling them and don’t want to HAB. Overall this is a great trail to improve your technical skills.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 21, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
I wanted to give a little update about these trails after riding here again on 03/19/2020. These trails, I believe are overrated. These are definitely not black diamond trails. A majority of the trails out here marked as a black diamond are intermediate trails. Not to mention, most of the harder bits can be bypassed. It was just a shame to see so many people at this trailhead yet no people on the black diamonds. I would say that these are about 90% intermediate and 10% advanced, especially compared to South Mountain and Sedona trail systems. These ratings are keeping people of the trails, which is a shame. If you are on the fence with riding these areas, just give them a shot. If you can’t clear a section, there is nothing wrong with a little hike-a-bike.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 21, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
I wanted to give a little update about these trails after riding here again on 03/19/2020. These trails, I believe are overrated. These are definitely not black diamond trails. A majority of the trails out here marked as a black diamond are intermediate trails. Not to mention, most of the harder bits can be bypassed. It was just a shame to see so many people at this trailhead yet no people on the black diamonds. I would say that these are about 90% intermediate and 10% advanced, especially compared to South Mountain and Sedona trail systems. These ratings are keeping people of the trails, which is a shame. If you are on the fence with riding these areas, just give them a shot. If you can’t clear a section, there is nothing wrong with a little hike-a-bike.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 21, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
I wanted to give a little update about these trails after riding here again on 03/19/2020. These trails, I believe are overrated. These are definitely not black diamond trails. A majority of the trails out here marked as a black diamond are intermediate trails. Not to mention, most of the harder bits can be bypassed. It was just a shame to see so many people at this trailhead yet no people on the black diamonds. I would say that these are about 90% intermediate and 10% advanced, especially compared to South Mountain and Sedona trail systems. These ratings are keeping people of the trails, which is a shame. If you are on the fence with riding these areas, just give them a shot. If you can’t clear a section, there is nothing wrong with a little hike-a-bike.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 21, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
I wanted to give a little update about these trails after riding here again on 03/19/2020. These trails, I believe are overrated. These are definitely not black diamond trails. A majority of the trails out here marked as a black diamond are intermediate trails. Not to mention, most of the harder bits can be bypassed. It was just a shame to see so many people at this trailhead yet no people on the black diamonds. I would say that these are about 90% intermediate and 10% advanced, especially compared to South Mountain and Sedona trail systems. These ratings are keeping people of the trails, which is a shame. If you are on the fence with riding these areas, just give them a shot. If you can’t clear a section, there is nothing wrong with a little hike-a-bike.
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:51)
Trail Dare A Sarah
100% Agree! Mostly greenish blues, with very short 10-50 ft of hard technical, and most have green bypasses. My new favorite part of the park!
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:51)
Trail Dare A Sarah
100% Agree! Mostly greenish blues, with very short 10-50 ft of hard technical, and most have green bypasses. My new favorite part of the park!
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:51)
Trail Dare A Sarah
100% Agree! Mostly greenish blues, with very short 10-50 ft of hard technical, and most have green bypasses. My new favorite part of the park!
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thebyus (Mar 26, 2021 at 14:51)
Trail Dare A Sarah
100% Agree! Mostly greenish blues, with very short 10-50 ft of hard technical, and most have green bypasses. My new favorite part of the park!
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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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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:20)
South to north does have better flow. The Diablo trails are in my top favorite trails in Phoenix for their rock rolls and engaging terrain. They're not very technical IMO, but fun nonetheless twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:20)
South to north does have better flow. The Diablo trails are in my top favorite trails in Phoenix for their rock rolls and engaging terrain. They're not very technical IMO, but fun nonetheless twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:17)
This is a great trail in a great network! Brown's Ranch is super fun and has amazing views and engaging terrain. Diablo North is moderately technical with go-arounds if you need them. I rode it north to south and felt like I was climbing all the features rather than descending them, which was challenging, but I think it would be more flowy from south to north twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Feb 5, 2020 at 18:17)
This is a great trail in a great network! Brown's Ranch is super fun and has amazing views and engaging terrain. Diablo North is moderately technical with go-arounds if you need them. I rode it north to south and felt like I was climbing all the features rather than descending them, which was challenging, but I think it would be more flowy from south to north twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-phoenix-arizona
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DrHog (Jan 22, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Scorpion
I really like these new “Black” trails—more interesting and challenging than most of Brown’s Ranch. They are not legit advanced trails IMHO, more like intermediate with a few skills improvement areas.
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DrHog (Jan 22, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Scorpion
I really like these new “Black” trails—more interesting and challenging than most of Brown’s Ranch. They are not legit advanced trails IMHO, more like intermediate with a few skills improvement areas.
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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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ThatGuy-MTB (Jan 16, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Hit this trail system for the first time today and rode thos trail uphill. No where near in comparison to Diablo in Brown’s ranch but had fun riding it. There are bypasses around the “most difficult” areas of the trail for those that do not want to climb the boulders out here. I will definitely visit this trail again.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Jan 16, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Hit this trail system for the first time today and rode thos trail uphill. No where near in comparison to Diablo in Brown’s ranch but had fun riding it. There are bypasses around the “most difficult” areas of the trail for those that do not want to climb the boulders out here. I will definitely visit this trail again.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Jan 16, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Hit this trail system for the first time today and rode thos trail uphill. No where near in comparison to Diablo in Brown’s ranch but had fun riding it. There are bypasses around the “most difficult” areas of the trail for those that do not want to climb the boulders out here. I will definitely visit this trail again.
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ThatGuy-MTB (Jan 16, 2020 at 17:08)
Trail Dare A Sarah
Hit this trail system for the first time today and rode thos trail uphill. No where near in comparison to Diablo in Brown’s ranch but had fun riding it. There are bypasses around the “most difficult” areas of the trail for those that do not want to climb the boulders out here. I will definitely visit this trail again.
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PB-Fingerz (Jan 13, 2020 at 21:46)
Sorry I wrote that backwards.... If you want to descend more: South>>North. If you want to climb more: North>>South
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PB-Fingerz (Jan 13, 2020 at 21:46)
Sorry I wrote that backwards.... If you want to descend more: South>>North. If you want to climb more: North>>South
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PB-Fingerz (Jan 13, 2020 at 21:40)
I like to ride South to North. It flows better and I can ride down the technical features instead of climbing up them.
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PB-Fingerz (Jan 13, 2020 at 21:40)
I like to ride South to North. It flows better and I can ride down the technical features instead of climbing up them.
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mikeberry41 (Dec 22, 2019 at 12:31)
Best ridden from the South to Northwest. Probably the fastest/most fun downhill run in the preserve. Super clean and the berms are built up super high to really carve into turns
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Clutch-Cargo (Oct 6, 2019 at 18:50)
This trail has been formally named "Cloudburst"
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RDeP (Jul 30, 2019 at 23:12)
This isn’t the fastest but it’s flowy. Watch out for cactus out of the corners. Not much pedaling hard here if you have your air pressure dialed. Check out our insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
This is a great trail to start on and head towards granite mountain by going east. Take this To Turpentine for a nice ride around Granite Mountain! We have some footage for you on insta @averageriders
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RDeP (Jul 28, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Latigo Trail
This is a great trail to start on and head towards granite mountain by going east. Take this To Turpentine for a nice ride around Granite Mountain! We have some footage for you on 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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martman800 (Feb 13, 2019 at 11:39)
I feel like this trail is a little over rated. It was fun, but more deserving of an intermediate designation.
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martman800 (Feb 13, 2019 at 11:39)
I feel like this trail is a little over rated. It was fun, but more deserving of an intermediate designation.
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STGDSS92 (Feb 11, 2019 at 16:59)
Wouldn't call this a blue trail..parts of cholla loop are harder than the "spicy" parts of granite mtn loop.... still really fun and flowy. Lots of photo ops, the overlook is amazing.
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STGDSS92 (Feb 11, 2019 at 16:59)
Wouldn't call this a blue trail..parts of cholla loop are harder than the "spicy" parts of granite mtn loop.... still really fun and flowy. Lots of photo ops, the overlook is amazing.
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:05)
Not sure what trail you were on, there is nothing around the entire Cholla loop that is as "spicy" as the Granite Mtn Loop. Granite has switchbacks with rocks to say the least, Cholla is beginner all around unless you know the B-lines for harder challenges. Did you end up in the Diablo areas north of Cholla?
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Ampfrog (Mar 31, 2022 at 4:05)
Not sure what trail you were on, there is nothing around the entire Cholla loop that is as "spicy" as the Granite Mtn Loop. Granite has switchbacks with rocks to say the least, Cholla is beginner all around unless you know the B-lines for harder challenges. Did you end up in the Diablo areas north of Cholla?
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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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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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STGDSS92 (Dec 12, 2018 at 10:48)
Some rock gardens on the eastern portion of the trail when it rides along a mountain ridge. Also a very small creek crossing after recent heavy rains. I would give the eastern portion of it a more intermediate rating.
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Boomingsooner (Mar 31, 2018 at 23:50)
Maybe the best trail at Browns West to East.
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zinedith (Dec 30, 2017 at 19:41)
Easy way around most hard feature. Not very demanding. Pretty flowy for most of it with a few small technical section. Still super fun.
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zinedith (Dec 30, 2017 at 19:41)
Easy way around most hard feature. Not very demanding. Pretty flowy for most of it with a few small technical section. Still super fun.
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Tanman34 (Nov 12, 2017 at 11:50)
Best ridden from road down to wash. Super fast and fun downhill
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 23:01)
East to west is great climb
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:57)
West to east is most fun!!!
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:37)
accurate description
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:37)
accurate description
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:36)
Great ride. Good rock faces to ride on and some challenging hills
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Scooter1969 (Dec 19, 2016 at 22:36)
Great ride. Good rock faces to ride on and some challenging hills
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arathorn13 (Jun 6, 2016 at 8:40)
Very fun technical stuff. Ride it south to north from the divide trail. The signage is confusing as hell so it takes some trial and error to find a route. The trail disappears altogether when it crosses the granite slabs. I had to get off my bike and study lines quite a bit, which is cool by me.
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arathorn13 (Jun 6, 2016 at 8:40)
Very fun technical stuff. Ride it south to north from the divide trail. The signage is confusing as hell so it takes some trial and error to find a route. The trail disappears altogether when it crosses the granite slabs. I had to get off my bike and study lines quite a bit, which is cool by me.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:19)
Fun trail, suitable for beginners, some sandy spots but very few rocks.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:07)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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DrHog (Nov 29, 2014 at 21:07)
This is a gorgeous trail, and pretty easy for beginners and kids.
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