2,623 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-398 ft
Descent
00:16:25
Avg time

Alamo Springs Spur Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Marana Trails
    Marana, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46261 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Town of Marana

This spur is extreme HAB and not rideable It's a hell of hike but not with a bike. Was lucky to make it up without injury to me or my rig. I used it as an ascent and Wild Burro (Ritz) as a descent with less extreme HAB. Unfortunately, was looking for a "shorter" west side entry of TMP to an awesome Ridge Loop singletrack. The Willow Spring main trail is marked off limits to bikes via Marana P&R official (got really bad advice from him...enter from the eastside if you hate HAB!). Nothing is really rideable out of Wild Burro TH except for a sandy wash for a tiresome slog!

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More Stats for Alamo Springs Spur hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -384 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,030 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,415 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,415 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,030 ft
  • Grade
    -14.646%
  • Grade max
    -90.084%
  • Grade min
    27.883%
  • Distance climb
    137 ft
  • Distance down
    2,486 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:03
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on Jan 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 2.15 (6 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Alamo Springs Spur Trail Reports

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      Jan 3, 2021 @ 10:57am
      Jan 3, 2021
      reporter Dam what a hike-a-bike. But agree with previous reviewers, worth the effort.
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 6:59am
      Oct 23, 2020
      If you can endure and/or embrace this 1/2 mile hike a bike, then good trails are the reward. The trail conditions are good for scrambling up the...
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 5:48pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      Running fine, still a hike a bike, but clear, and worth it for the trails it lets you access.
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 9:24pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      Clear. Sucks, for sure, but clear.
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      Steep physical hike a bike that is required to reach the ridge trail. Not too long that it makes the other trails not worth the hike.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      Routes with this trail

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      Tour de Tortolitas
      16 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

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      TC-FLOWCLYDE (Feb 22, 2016 at 19:23)
       Caveat emptor!!! Trail description stands. Plus round trip was approximately 14 miles from Wild Burro (at the Ritz hotel). Route was WB--Ritz to Alamo Spring Spur to Ridgeline (advanced) to WB--upper (intermediate) to WB--Ritz. The west side access is mainly extreme HAB!
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      TC-FLOWCLYDE (Feb 22, 2016 at 19:29)
       Error in description. Substitute "Willow" Spring for Alamo Spring for correct trail name.
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      • - 2
      LukeSimmons (Mar 17, 2019 at 0:08)
       Do not come to this trail. Stair steps with massive boulders along the way and hairpin turns on cliffs edge. Seriously, stay away from this.
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      • + 2
      andy-legrunge (Dec 21, 2019 at 15:12)
       Wow, the comments here are wild! If you can handle a half mile of very steep hike-a-bike this makes for a very convenient access to Ridgeline loop and the Mustang/Javelina downhills. Alamo Springs above the junction is mellow, more like a blue square for the most part.
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      • - 1
      TC-FLOWCLYDE (Jan 31, 2020 at 9:29)
       Nope! Most of the descriptions previously still stand 4 yrs later...it's doable but just know the challenge/hardship you're in for. It's better than the no Westside access to the sweet Ridgeline loop, but most human, non-expert riders are going to struggle. 35 years of mtbing have taught me that this is one of the toughest trails out there...just say'n.
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      • + 0
      kraudust (Sep 1, 2020 at 6:56)
       Short hike a bike to some great trails. This hike a bike is totally worth it since it's by far the shortest way to access Ridgeline, backside of wild mustang, etc. See route called Tour de Tortolitas that I created for a sweet ride in this area. Again, totally worth the HAB. It isn't bad at all. Along the same lines as the bugs springs HAB
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