15 miles
1,613 ft
-2,037 ft
Avg time
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AZT: Blue Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Mogollon Rim
    Tooky, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Global Ranking

Starting at the General Springs Cabin off of FR300 follow the Fred Haught section of the Cabin Loops Trail for 3.3 miles until the AZTrail splits off to the left. Here the trail heads up out of the canyon following a series of moderately difficult switchbacks. Once out of the canyon the trail is mostly superb singletrack interrupted with a few sections of old two track (as far as I could tell all the two track has been closed to motorized traffic for quite some time). The singletrack continues for about 5 miles until you plunge into the one of the canyons leading into the Blue Ridge Reservoir. A series of switchbacks leads down to a flat gravel wash (which was dry when I rode through, despite heavy monsoon rains the day before). The climb up is 2x as long as the descent, and is often interrupted with tall water bars which halt any attempt to ride up the switchbacks on the north side of the crossing. Expect a 15 to 30 minute hike-a-bike out of the canyon (depending on your level of motivation). Once the climb is behind you you are greeted with more singletrack, crossing several forest roads, and a beautiful meadow filled with wildflowers before a fun downhill section leading to the Blue Ridge Campground (which has potable water and bathrooms available). Ride through the campground and follow the trail on the north side of the road for about another mile, passing through the only stand of aspens along this section of trail, until you reach the trailhead at the intersection with SR87. Allow 2-3 hours to ride this section of trail each way, with the northbound route taking slightly longer because of the extended HAB out of the Blue Ridge Reservoir drainage. Pack plenty of food, water, and tools, as there are few opportunities to exit the trail via an easier route if you have any issues.

Access Info

Start at the General Springs Cabin off FR300 to ride the trail northbound, or at the Blue Ridge Campground off of SR87 to ride southbound.

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More Stats for AZT: Blue Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -424 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,767 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,406 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,261 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,837 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,159 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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