Bug Springs Details
This is probably the most popular trail on Mt. Lemmon and one of the most popular in all if Tucson. Its a great start to Mt Lemmon riding for the fact that is one of the easier trails on the mountain. It is still difficult but its a good trail to see if you have graduated to the more techy stuff that Lemmon has to offer. It begins with a long 15 minute hike-a-bike followed by a techy water-bar descent. After the first descent you have an amazing rip thru the trees on to the second hike-a-bike of the day. The second HaB is much shorter than the first and right about the time you start wishing you had never brought a bike you are done with it and about to hit the payday. Now you have a quick rock techy section followed by an awesome slick rock area with stunning views. Don't forget to stop and look around. After that you have some of the best flowy ribbon singletrack on the mountain. It seems like its endless and you never want the fun to stop. You will finally come out back down at the highway were it crosses the road into Gordon Hirabayashi Campground from here most continue on down AZT/Prison Camp.
The is mainly ran as a shuttle with most leaving a car at the Molino Basin Campground and shuttling up from there.
Upper Bug Springs trailhead is where you want to start your ride. The parking area for it is at roughly milepost 11 on Mt Lemmon highway and is on your right as you are headed up. The trail is very easy to find with a big sign that you can see right from the small parking lot.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bug Springs mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,034 ft
Altitude min4,813 ft
Altitude max1.2 miles
Altitude start1.1 miles
Altitude end4,813 ft
Distance climb1.2 miles
Distance down3.2 miles
Distance flat896 ft
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Bug Springs Trail Reports
Dec 29, 2016 @ 9:03amDec 29, 2016
|Some slush on 10% of trail but ridable. Rest of trail is great.|
Feb 20, 2016 @ 3:28pmFeb 20, 2016
|No snow on Bug Springs, and the trail is in great shape. Get out and ride it soon before it's too hot!|
Dec 27, 2015 @ 7:52pmDec 27, 2015
Dec 27, 2015 @ 7:51pmDec 27, 2015
Routes with this trail
|Lemmon Drop||31.0 miles|