16 miles
Distance
2,249 ft
Climb
-2,266 ft
Descent
2,330 ft
High Point

You WILL hike-a-bike!! Don't complain about it, you've been warned. Soak in your surroundings instead.

This is a Goldfield Mtns sampler. It's tough. It's beautiful. There's some great singletrack, some not-so great singletrack. There are some fun dirt roads, there are some crappy dirt roads. Don't worry, there's also some hike-a-bike. This is not your typical system trail loop!! This is a primitive, unmarked, backcountry ride experience. Know before you go!! Maybe bring some hand clippers as trails don't see a lot of traffic and catclaw may be present. Expand your horizons and appreciate the amazing places your bike can take you.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Goldfield Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,862 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,060 ft
  • Grade
    -0.02%
  • Grade max
    -40.097%
  • Grade min
    32.36%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Horse With No Name
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:37pm
      Nov 11, 2018
      Needs some work. Very lose on the south side! Needs some trail adjustments. Would be a great project. Trail has fantastic potential!!
      Slice O' Heaven
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 12:35am
      Oct 26, 2018
      Sweet, but too concise, sandstone singletrack in a couple of shorter sections and maybe covers 30-40% of trail... that's a real THIN Slice O' Heaven...the remaining trail post-monsoon, is a Chunk O' Hell and predominantly HAB. Sure, it has potential with major re-routes away from the wash...but it's probably unsanctioned, definitely un-marked, absolutely a tease...EXPECT to work hard and HAB in order to see the awesome scenery. Do it once, survive it, and then chalk it up as a one-off, adventure completed! Then ride Gold Canyon or just go down to First Water TH to the easy loop at Lost Dutchman State Park for 6-9 mile ride that has unbelievable views of the Superstition Mtns. ????
      Cottonwood Wash
      Oct 23, 2017 @ 1:43pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      The first 1.2 miles of this trail are nothing but various size of deep gravel and very difficult to write on. I ran out of swears after a while. I don't recommend this trail to anyone who doesn't wish to be frustrated.
      Cottonwood Spring
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:58am
      Sep 6, 2016
      Foothills Trail
      Mar 16, 2015 @ 10:08am
      Mar 16, 2015
      In great shape
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