2.9 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-828 ft
Descent
00:18:09
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 326 - Thumb Butte Bypass Trail

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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Thumb Butte
    Prescott, Arizona
  • AKA
    326
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #56298 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #67958 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Prescott National Forest

Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326 is part of a network of trails serving the Thumb Butte area.

It can be accessed from the Thumb Butte Trailhead with the trail beginning just across the street at the west end of the parking area. Taking the trail from here gives you a stout climb to start the ride off with.

Even better is to access the trail from the top of Trail #392 Garden Grove or at the end of the trail where it intersects Trail #327 Potts Creek Trail which gives you a fun and fast downhill back to the parking area.

There are a few blind corners so be sure to watch for other trail users as this trail is popular especially on the weekends.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 326 - Thumb Butte Bypass mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -676 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,707 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,383 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,383 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,707 ft
  • Grade
    -4.428%
  • Grade max
    -32.974%
  • Grade min
    14.578%
  • Distance climb
    3,506 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,465 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:12
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (8 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      326 - Thumb... Trail Reports

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      Jul 8, 2021 @ 5:09am
      Jul 8, 2021
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) due to recent deluge of rain. Should smooth out with riding in now that PNF is...
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 8:00am
      Jun 25, 2021
      This trail and all others in the Prescott National Forest are closed indefinitely until the USFS determines that fire danger is reasonably low.
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 12:28pm
      Feb 21, 2021
      Some snow on north-facing slopes but ridable.
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 10:38am
      Mar 23, 2020
      326 is wet. Not ready to be ridden.
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 10:28am
      Jul 7, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 346 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 3, 2020 @ 5:30am
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      Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:55am
      Oct 13, 2019
      343 |
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 7:36pm
      Oct 24, 2016
      169 |
      Nov 3, 2015 @ 6:36pm
      Nov 3, 2015

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Jcgilchrist (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:28)
       This trail was VERY rocky. Lots of loose sharp rocks ranging from small gravel to softball size in the trail. There were multiple areas of the trail that were covered with these loose rocks making those particular areas much more difficult to navigate. I don't know that the rating needs to be moved to black diamond, but there are definite areas of more difficult obstacles than most intermediate trails I have ridden before.
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      • + 0
      wgwestervelt (May 8, 2021 at 18:50)
       I really liked this downhill. There are certainly a few rock features which challenge its blue rating.
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      Trail 326 Prescott, AZ 2020 Whiskey Off Road...
      14:57 | 229 | Feb 27, 2020 , Prescott
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