41 miles
Distance
3,035 ft
Climb
-3,037 ft
Descent
4,223 ft
High Point

Ride all of the trails in the Honeybee Canyon / upper Tortolita Mountains starting from Big Wash TH. To cut off 7 miles and 500 ft of climbing, skip the Badlands / Window Rock.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for SDMB Featured Ride - Honeybee Canyon / Tortolita Mtns - The Whole Tortolita mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,821 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,823 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,825 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.7%
  • Grade min
    36.9%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Trail transparency
      Badlands Trail
      Badlands Trail
      10:39 | 147 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Mar 27, 2019
      Honeybee Part 2
      Honeybee Part 2
      12:18 | 83 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Mar 25, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Honeybee West
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:42am
      Jul 19, 2020
      Big Wash Trail
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:42am
      Jul 19, 2020
      Honeybee Canyon Acc
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:15am
      May 17, 2020
      Dry, but fast.
      Window Rock
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:15am
      May 17, 2020
      Trails in good condition
      Honeybee Meadow
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      Trail's in great condition as always. Please be kind to hikers in the inner loop.
      more reports »
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