29 miles
Distance
6,324 ft
Climb
-6,324 ft
Descent
3,201 ft
High Point

5-8 hour loop through the mountains. Bring plenty of water and food. You can bail after the doing the first two bypasses (after coming down Bell), which will be close to the cars. You can also bail before or after climbing and descending Sunrise, which will require 5-7 miles of road riding to get back to start. Be mindful of other trail users on lost dog and other trails as it can be busy.

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Desert Foothills Mountain Bike Association (www.dfmba.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Quadruple Bypass mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,652 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,834 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,834 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.872%
  • Grade min
    40.916%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Sunrise Trail
Sunrise Trail
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McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
McDowell Mtn, AZ (POV)
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Jan 29, 2016
DH Specialized, RockShox, Fox, RaceFace, ODI, Freeride, Freerider, Rocky. Sundown. McDowell, Mountian, Sonoran, Trail Preserve Mountains. North...

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Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:04am
Sep 1, 2018
Hiking the trail this morning. Agree with the comment about a lot of hiking if you’re heading east. Almost all uphill. Most mountain bikers are also hiking
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