4.9 miles
Distance
347 ft
Climb
-478 ft
Descent
00:50:47
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Black Canyon
    Black Canyon City, Arizona
  • AKA
    Drinking Snake Big Bug
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Oct - Mar
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #73063 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4135 in Trail Running
    • #52742 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    BLM

BCT Drinking Snake segment from Highway 69 trail head to Antelope Creek Road. Trail is a mix of single and double track. Navigation can be a bit tricky depending on the time of the year. Keys are to keep an eye out for BCT signs. Due to the nature of the terrain on this segment I would recommend caution when riding while snakes are active and about. Trail listed as All Mountain due to variety of trail structure, rockiness, etc.

Access Info

Exit I-17 and head west toward Prescott. Trail head is just east of Mayer Fire Station/Old Sycamore Road on the south side of the highway (approximately .25 miles east of Old Sycamore Road). Trail head has ample parking and a restroom. Heading south from this trail head is the Drinking Snake trail and heading north under Highway 69 will take you on the Big Bug and Russian Well segments of the BCT.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for BCT - Drinking Snake multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -130 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,934 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,069 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,940 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    16.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,740 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:47
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on May 11, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3 (6 votes)
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      BCT - Drinking Snake Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2024 @ 7:00am
      May 11, 2024
      Trail was in great shape
      Apr 29, 2023 @ 3:38pm
      Apr 29, 2023
      Apr 10, 2023 @ 10:04pm
      Apr 10, 2023
      Ground is firm with just enough moisture to keep dust down and the desert is in bloom
      Feb 8, 2022 @ 9:44am
      Feb 8, 2022
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 4:49pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      Dry - no mud. Rutted up a bit - but riding good.
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