4.5 miles
Distance
219 ft
Climb
-2,658 ft
Descent
01:03:43
Avg time
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Agua Caliente Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tucson
    , Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #37761 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

this trail starts with a bunch of step ups, mostly wooden, some stone. there's some flowy singletrack in between, but you'll have to get off your bike for a hike-a-bike quite often. a short, partly technical descent to the cow pond, then back up. more rideability once you passed the fork off to the miragrosa connector (a great resting spot), but then it becomes serious climbing.us mortals will carry and push our bikes a lot. the views all the way are well worth it, however, and the descent is one of the most fun yet highly technical ones in the region. full concentration will be especially needed for the first half mile down from the peak, the gnar is real there. leave a comment in the peak book

More Stats for Agua Caliente bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,440 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,911 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,351 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,910 ft
  • Grade
    -10.2%
  • Grade max
    -84.8%
  • Grade min
    42%
  • Distance climb
    3,645 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    656 ft
  • Avg time
    01:03:43
  • Avg reverse time
    02:15:10
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Status:
on Dec 17, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (9 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Agua Caliente Trail Reports

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      Dec 17, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Dec 17, 2020
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      Hit the trail early morning. Lots of moisture in the dirt but will dry out as the day goes on.
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 11:04am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Not too overgrown
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 15 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      Nov 24, 2018 @ 8:08pm
      Nov 24, 2018

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      natemueller16 (Nov 26, 2017 at 12:44)
       Nearly un-rideable as a mountain bike trail. The trail has large steps cut into for hikers, the steps are constructed with rail road ties and vary 8 to 16 inches high. A rider better than I could possibly do it but they are highly difficult to clear at the steep incline going up. After about thirty minutes of bike hiking I gave up and turned around, the steps were equally unenjoyable going down. It could even out eventually but this is definitely a hiking trail and not a biking trail, fantastic views the whole way up though.
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      robcocquyt (Jan 13, 2019 at 16:10)
       Downhill, this trail is completely rideable (with a few short uphill hike-a-bikes, if I remember) and pretty fun. Not quite the same flow as La Milagrosa, but equally challenging. The bummer is that it would be a miserable out-and-back (all out-and-backs are miserable, IMO) so the only way to access it, as I did today, is via the Milagrosa to Caliente connector, which is currently getting overgrown. Still, even with the connector, it makes an amusing alternative and extension to the usual La Milagrosa finish. Maybe 10% more technical than La Milagrosa, but only for short bits.
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      • + 1
      NattyTread (Apr 8, 2020 at 9:15)
       This is a 30-40% hike a bike experience for many, even advanced MTBers, in trade for an amazing technical descent. There are sections of granite slab and also loose golf to baseball sized boulder sections. There are steep moments but I wouldn't call it a steep trail. You traverse several drainages so it's there are climbs and descents in both directions. However, it's majority up on the way out and majority down on the way back. I have only made it to about the 4 mile mark as the last half mile seems to gain about 500 vertical feet. It doesn't seem worth the push. I find this to be a nice addition to my experience in riding the Rincons as it is single track and a 4 mile technical descent over 2000 vertical feet . It's the kind of rugged stuff Tuscon is known for and worth your time if you are looking for a new challenge. Not a party trail. Ask yourself and your group if you are cool with pushing or carrying your bike 1.5 miles up rough terrain.
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