9 miles
Distance
928 ft
Climb
-807 ft
Descent
00:46:06
Avg time

Desert Classic Details

  • Riding Area
    South Mountain
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13029 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Suad

Desert Classic trail connects the east and west ends of the southwest quadrant of south mountain riding area. About 13 miles across the lower flats of the south west range it ascends from east to west and descends west to east. Pima Canyon which is a large ramada with parking at the east end and Telegraph pass which is a small ramada and parking at the west end. Desert Classic is the classic trail ride.

Access Info

Pima Canyon, Telegraph Pass, Warpaint, Western Star, various trailheads

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Desert Classic bike trail
  • Altitude change
    121 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,336 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,587 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,515 ft
  • Grade
    0.266%
  • Grade max
    -32.358%
  • Grade min
    32.576%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,958 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:53
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (34 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Desert Classic Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 231 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 949 rides
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      Photos

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      3 |
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 7:48am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Desert Classic, Tempe
      4 |
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 7:48am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Desert Classic, Tempe
      24 |
      Nov 22, 2018 @ 3:20pm
      Nov 22, 2018
      Desert Classic, Chandler
      24 |
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Nov 20, 2018
      Desert Classic, My City

      Routes with this trail

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      9 miles
      Desert Classic to Helipad
      15 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Koniczyna (Jan 11, 2018 at 23:29)
       This is reall nice and easy trail. Great for beginners but advanced riders can also have some fun.
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