5 miles
Distance
2,833 ft
Climb
-375 ft
Descent
01:32:36
Avg time
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Agua Caliente Details

  • Riding Area
    Tucson
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    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
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 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

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More Stats for Agua Caliente bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,458 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,911 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,917 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,375 ft
  • Grade
    10.268%
  • Grade max
    -95.593%
  • Grade min
    171.62%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3,954 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,194 ft
  • Avg time
    01:32:36
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:44
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Agua Caliente Trail Reports

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      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Great shape with tacky dirt after the rain.
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:31am
      Dec 31, 2018
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 9:56am
      Dec 8, 2018
      not much overgrowth
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 25 rides
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      Nov 24, 2018 @ 8:08pm
      Nov 24, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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      • + 0
      flag 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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