47 miles
10,723 ft
-10,724 ft
3,792 ft
High Point

This route goes over all the passes & saddles in the McDowell Mtns. including all 3 trails to Tom's Thumb!! These trails are rugged, loose and steep in sections. You WILL Hike-a-bike. This is an all day ride and no water is available on route. Plan accordingly. This route is only recommended during the cooler months, preferably Nov. - Feb.

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Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (www.dfmba.org)
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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for McDowell Madness mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,612 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,613 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,613 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    21 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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