5.8 miles
Distance
271 ft
Climb
-1,011 ft
Descent
00:49:43
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    MEDL (Mount Elden Dry Lakes)
    Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Ref Number
    69
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #37275 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25467 in Trail Running
    • #93397 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

A great multi-use trail recently completed. The old Little Elden was boring, unsustainable, and was on roads and old fire lines from the Radio Fire. The reroute was completed by FBO, the Forest Service, and the Flagstaff Trail Faeries. This new route has small features and good flow for mountain bikers, good sight lines for equestrians, and many amazing views for all.

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More Stats for AZT - Little Elden Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -742 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,159 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,019 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,019 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,277 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -25.1%
  • Grade min
    13.3%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:03
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      AZT - Little... Trail Reports

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      Apr 4, 2021 @ 8:17pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      Thigh deep snow at western end of the trail, about the last 1/2 mile.
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Feb 2, 2020
      Was there hiking yesterday. Mix of dry, tacky, snowy, and muddy.
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Aug 10, 2019
      Open
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Jul 24, 2019
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 2:03pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      Part of the trail is closed and redirected to the forest road
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 229 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 5, 2021 @ 9:17pm
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      Mar 5, 2021 @ 9:17pm
      Mar 5, 2021
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      Sep 29, 2020 @ 4:58am
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      Sep 29, 2020 @ 4:58am
      Sep 29, 2020

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Challis1 (Oct 21, 2021 at 7:35)
       Rode this from Sandy Seep jct to Little Bear. Very nice job with the routing. A few fun and easy rocky sections and also some short flowy spots. Overall a good access trail but also fun by itself.
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      Videos

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