5 miles
435 ft
-567 ft
Avg time
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BCT Drinking Snake Details

  • Riding area
    Black Canyon
    Black Canyon, Arizona
  • AKA
    Drinking Snake Big Bug
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Oct - Mar
  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for BCT Drinking Snake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -132 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,931 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,070 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,938 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Apr 12, 2018
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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


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Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:39am
Dec 15, 2014
BCT Drinking Snake, Black Canyon

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Lovethatcountrypie (May 17, 2017 at 10:26)
 Mostly gravel road through relatively mundane scenery. Skip this if you are doing segments.

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