5 miles
Distance
435 ft
Climb
-567 ft
Descent
00:43:23
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of BCT Drinking Snake Trail

BCT Drinking Snake Details

  • Riding Area
    Black Canyon
    Black Canyon, Arizona
  • AKA
    Drinking Snake Big Bug
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Oct - Mar
  • Global Ranking
    #35665 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

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 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
    -37.397%
  • Grade min
    24.148%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:43:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:35
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Status:
on Apr 24, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bct-drinking-snake trailhead (34.341930, -112.187330)
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BCT Drinking Snake Trail Reports

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Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:36pm
Apr 23, 2018
BCT Drinking Snake, My City
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Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:36pm
Apr 23, 2018
BCT Drinking Snake, My City
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Apr 23, 2018 @ 11:35pm
Apr 23, 2018
BCT Drinking Snake, My City
104 |
Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:39am
Dec 15, 2014
BCT Drinking Snake, Black Canyon

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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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