9 miles
Distance
1,966 ft
Climb
-1,966 ft
Descent
01:53:42
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Prescott
    , Arizona
  • AKA
    Spruce Mountain
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20304 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Prescott National Forest

Fun loop in some of the higher elevations Prescott has to offer. The climbing can get pretty technical, chunky and strenuous towards the top. Highly recommend riding the loop clockwise. The descent is a blast. Recommend doing a 2.5 mile out n' back on Isabella (377) before the long descent back down to the trailhead.

More Stats for 307 - Groom Creek Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    6,324 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,650 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,413 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,413 ft
  • Grade max
    -43.623%
  • Grade min
    34.133%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,203 ft
  • Avg time
    01:53:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:57
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      307 - Groom... Trail Reports

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      Sep 25, 2018 @ 3:47pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      Perfect conditions, could do with less baseball sized rocks on the climb though
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Jul 13, 2018
      A few puddles, muddy patches, and signs of new erosion after for days of sporadic monsoon rains. Seemed like more babyheads and loose rock near...
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      Jul 13, 2018
      Four days of intermittent monsoon rains have left a few short patches of mud and a couple of puddles. Sections of trail show signs of new surface...
      May 7, 2017 @ 7:26pm
      May 7, 2017
      Hero dirt throughout. Please please try this trail counterclockwise. The downhill on the west half is quality if running 5 inches front and rear....
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 12:14pm
      Sep 6, 2016
      Top fill has eroded away from approximately 30-40% of the loop, worse on the west half. What's left is endless baby heads. Get ready to hike...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 112 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tallhorse (Oct 28, 2017 at 17:00)
       This is a great trail if you’re looking to gain some nice elevation and have a long fun descent. I recommend heading out to counter clockwise to the summit and then going back the way you came. If you do opt for the loop, clockwise is the way to go, but be prepared for a lot of loose baby heads and plenty of water bars half of which are so tall Chair
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      • + 0
      flag Tallhorse (Oct 28, 2017 at 17:22)
       Sorry - no edit function. Ignore accidental pasted words of Chair thru Updates.
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      • + 1
      flag jmalbers (Apr 3, 2019 at 20:08)
       Tons of fun. The climbing is really nice but pretty unrelenting for the nearly 4 miles you're doing it. Lots of shade, great scenery, and not too bad to push bikes up if you're wearing down after the first couple miles. Descent is high quality as well and worth the trek up whether you make it by hook or by crook Smile
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      flag ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 10:07)
       I rode tis clockwise. Climb in many places is super washed out and gravel (softball size rocks) filled n rutted. An interval workout to ride it until the point u give up bc its not fun.
      Downhill is great.
      Use the dirt road to get to the top and have a blast on downhill of the clockwise direction.
      Good views from fire tower at top.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag murse0911 (Aug 30, 2019 at 13:43)
       Ok, I believe this to be the hardest trail in Prescott. The down hill is as rough as the whole enchilada in Moab Utah. Don’t bring a beginner rider on this. Beautiful views for sure. Uphill is a total workout with significant hike-a-bike sections. I think it is one of the best trails for preparing for a race. hardest 9 miles you will do in this area, but worth it. Can’t wait to do it again.... in a few weeks. Lol
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