4 miles
Distance
674 ft
Climb
-664 ft
Descent
00:14:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 95 - Salida Gulch Trail

95 - Salida Gulch Details

  • Riding Area
    Prescott
    Prescott, Arizona
  • AKA
    Salida Gulch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19667 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Prescott National Forest

From the parking area at the end of Lynx Creek Ruins Rd. ride across the rocky dry creek and pass the gate. Be sure to go ride approximately 50 ft past the gate then an immediate left.

The first portion of the loop is a gentle climb with a couple steep rocky section thrown in to keep yo on your toes. Be sure to look at the rock wall on your left as you climb as you'll see many petroglyphs.

Once at the top you get a great view of the forest that lies on the south side of Prescott. Then a fast downhill with multiple switch backs awaits you.

If you still feel like riding, try the trail counter-clockwise for an entirely different experience.

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More Stats for 95 - Salida Gulch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,352 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,783 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,352 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,362 ft
  • Grade
    0.048%
  • Grade max
    -84.052%
  • Grade min
    82.205%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,732 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:32
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      95 - Salida Gulch Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 10:52am
      Nov 22, 2018
      Smooth sailing
      Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      Sep 7, 2018
      Overgrown vegetation. If you go in the morning be prepared to get wet. All the due on the overgrowth with deposit onto your riding gear. Also...
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 7:22pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 7:21pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 7:20pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Melting snow with mud in spots. Still overall good to ride
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 465 rides
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      95 - Salida Gulch, My City
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      Sep 7, 2018
      95 - Salida Gulch, Prescott
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      Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 7, 2018
      95 - Salida Gulch, Prescott
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      Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 7, 2018
      95 - Salida Gulch, Prescott

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Npurdin (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:12)
       Absolute first bike trail on my mountain bike. A little disappointing to see that the average time for this 4 mile trail is 10 minutes. I have a long way to go before i can do that.
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      • + 1
      flag Dcrighton (Sep 7, 2018 at 14:51)
       After you cross the creek take a sharp left, if you go strait you are going up a wash that is not the trail. Also after the first gate few feet up take a right to hop onto the main single track. There are about 5 gates total which is kind of a bummer. Would be nice if they had ride over gate bridges instead of a standard gate so you can stay in the groove. Great trail though.
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