7 miles
821 ft
-820 ft
2,219 ft
High Point

Start at Lost Golmine Trailhead (East Cloudview Ave parking lot).
Fun, challenging loop on some of the best intermediate trails on the West side of Gold Canyon trail system. Wind through Gila Monster, climb Diamondback and the descend along Lost Goldmine and Cougar back to the parking lot on East Cloudview Ave.

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More Stats for Gold Canyon DB-Cougar Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,989 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,084 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,085 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,764 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Prevalent Mud
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Arizona Mountain Biking- Prescott Groom Creek...
Arizona Mountain Biking- Prescott Groom Creek and Trail 307
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Sep 22, 2013
Mountain biking on Prescott's Groom Creek/ Trail 307 on my Diamondback Mission trail bike. AZENDURO.com
PJ Lauriello riding his Diamondback Sortie 3...
PJ Lauriello riding his Diamondback Sortie 3 in Sedona!
4:43 | 495 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 6, 2010
PJ. In Sedona. In December. Makes us all green with envy.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lost Goldmine
Nov 17, 2018 @ 5:41am
Nov 17, 2018
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Saguaro Squeeze
Nov 17, 2018 @ 5:41am
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Nov 12, 2018 @ 5:41am
Nov 12, 2018
Gila Monster
Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:31pm
Oct 30, 2018
Overall, GM is in decent shape. Chundery in spots with minor erosion (small ruts developing, loose cobbles). Still probably one of the easiest trails in Gold Canyon for the beginner, which it was intended to be. It's not without a couple punchy climbs. Wooden bridge still in good condition. **ALSO** Just a helpful word, I hope. What some incorrectly refer to as "Gold Mine" is the "Lost Goldmine Trail." It runs from west to east between Cloudview parking area and the Peralta Trail parking area (or vice versa). "GM" = Gila Monster. I hope this clears up some confusion that at least one other post expresses.
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