8 miles
789 ft
-979 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Copper Mtn. Loop Trail
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    Land Manager

Copper Mtn. Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mayer, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #26647 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened

Fantastic singletrack option from the Black Canyon Trail north of SR69. Best ridden N -> S.

For a great 15 mile 'lollipop' loop, start at the Mayer trail head. Head left out of the parking lot under Hwy 69, go over the hill across the dirt road and down the other side. You will come to a T. Go straight/left for a clockwise loop. You will climb a ways until you get to a funky rocky area. Then it's somewhat downhill level for awhile. You will come to a gate. Go through the gate and then off towards the right. It's a little sketchy to find the trail past the gate, but you will eventually see it. It crosses over the wash. After that, you will come to the most supreme manicured section. That takes you to the crest where there is an awesome rock outcropping. Eventually you will come to another gate. Go through the gate and head right and across the dirt road. This section is skinny and can be a little tricky to track the trail. There are a few cairns here and there. You will come to the savanna. Ride through there back to the T. Take a left and then you are back on the starting section. It is really amazing as long as the cat's claw is not taking over. Have fun

More Stats for Copper Mtn. Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -190 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,952 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,417 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,153 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,963 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Mar 24, 2019
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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      Copper Mtn. Loop Trail Reports

      Mar 24, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Mar 24, 2019
      Very enjoyable XC trail with great views and interesting geological features around Copper Mt. Dry and pock marked with cow hoof prints in many...
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Much of the trail is overgrown with Cat's Claw. The grass is also high in certain places making trail-finding more difficult. The are a few wash...
      Mar 14, 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Mar 14, 2018
      Trail was in great condition except for the shrubs and overgrowth on about 2/3 of the loop. The legs will take a beating due to the thorny bushes,...
      Mar 3, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Mar 3, 2018
      Loop is 15 miles from the parking lot on Hwy 69. Exposed most of the ride, but good to ride on cool day in early March. BCTC has done a lot of...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      • 12 rides


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      Routes with this trail

      BCT: Copper Mtn. Loop
      15 miles
      BCT: Orme - Copper Mtn. Loop
      34 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag watertight (Dec 2, 2018 at 7:55)
       Could be a great trail but is severely overgrown, doesn't appear to be maintained. Prepare to get bloody shins.
      • + 0
      flag TacoBeer (Dec 30, 2018 at 18:57)
       Best to do CCW. Starting from the green gate it's very smooth gradual climb. It's a bit of a boring beginner type trail to the next gate to just under 5 miles. Then the trail gets tougher with lots of catclaw but easily ridable with shin guards. Still fun overall and worth doing. Help with some trail clearing and bring clippers to cut back some catclaws.

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