47.6 miles
6,108 ft
-6,105 ft
1 mile
High Point
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Ride the Whiskey Off-Road. Choose from three different distance options of 15, 30 or 50 miles; each consisting of a carefully curated set of trails in Prescott, AZ.

Starting on Prescott’s historical (and lively) Whiskey Row and climbing into the beautifully distracting views of Prescott National Forest, riders will connect some of the area’s most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads, and the occasional paved segment. The course (30 & 50 Proof) features the exceptional culmination of hard work, community spirit, and grass-roots fundraising that is the fast, flowy, and fun Spence Basin Trail System.

*The 50 Proof (Amateur Ride Only) includes a Trail 48 option or Moby hill option:

The Trail 48 option is a classic rocky singletrack climb with multiple water bars that have to be negotiated both uphill and downhill. It’s a shorter, steeper, more technical route.

The Moby uphill option is a steep climb as well but the first half follows an old two-track mining road so it’s less technical at the start. It eventually ends up on tight singletrack that rolls its way back toward the top of Trail 48.

Checking Strava times show that both routes have almost exactly the same KOM times.
If you’re a powerful climber who’s not afraid of technical uphill and downhill then Trail 48 is your best choice. If you’re strong but not as technically savvy then Moby may be a better option.

During your three-day visit to Prescott, enjoy being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s wild west heritage and feeling welcomed by its modern-day appreciation for the outdoor enthusiast.

With a finisher’s award in the form of a well-earned commemorative pint glass emblazoned with the distance you’ve finished, the community concert w/ free live music, a cold beverage (gratis), and the comfort of the former Arizona Territorial capitol’s shaded lawn waiting at the finish line for all Whiskey participants…this is a finish line that will make every mile worth the effort.

The ‘Whiskey’ has a 96% finish rate. However, it’s no walk in the park.

**Please enjoy safely pre-riding the surrounding Thumb Butte Recreation Park trails with caution for other trail users and look out for blind corners

Detailed Description
Whiskey Off-Road - 50 Proof (2022) is a 48 mile intermediate race route located near Prescott Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 6,108 ft with a max elevation of 7,011 ft then descends -6,105 ft.
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7 Reviews & Comments

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mtb-girl (May 29, 2022 at 14:59)
Trail 9401 J
Recently clear cut moondust
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mtb-girl (May 29, 2022 at 14:58)
Not sure what all the hype is about. I enjoy loose and fast, but this was just rocky moondust. It’s hard to hard to tell where the trail is due to forest service clear cutting.
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Ampfrog (Jan 12, 2022 at 2:46)
Trail Firewater
"Climb Difficulty" is black diamond when starting up on the west end, over 10% grade plus rock drops to roll up, then blue difficulty for the remaining 80% of the trail. Much more fun to ride down. (Have ridden it in both directions)
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aalzapiedi (Jan 7, 2022 at 16:56)
Trail Firewater
Lots of snow and ice
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NattyTread (Sep 21, 2020 at 15:09)
Great, fast, loose, rocky, technical descent down from the Skull Valley Overlook. Continue onto 9401J to keep the vibe alive. Trail Forks shows purple for a fire road, on 9401J, but I'd call it more trail than a fire road. Once at the bottom of 9401J, I would continue onto High Valley Ranch trail for more fun descending. Easily loop-able from Aspen Creek Trail head via Copper Basin and Thumb Butte Roads.
  • + 2
chillis (May 27, 2019 at 16:13)
Trail Firewater
One of the better trails in the area in terms of descending fun. First bit starts off mild and then gets swoopy & fast with some tech sprinkled in for good measure.
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DeeEmCee (Jan 9, 2017 at 14:55)
Trail Butte Creek
They need to put a sign at that "tight left hander." It's literally a U-turn at the bottom of a descent that you are not expecting the first time you ride it! Maybe not even the second time Smile

Route Sections

1 Moby Option
  • 3 miles distance
  • 635 ft climb
  • -480 ft descent

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  • Race Date
    Saturday April 27, 2019
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More Stats for Whiskey Off-Road - 50 Proof (2022) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,353 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,358 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    23 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 3.45 (13 votes)

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Prescott AZ: NW Spence Basin (Juniper @13:49)
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