4 miles
Distance
81 ft
Climb
-1,730 ft
Descent
00:23:25
Avg time
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East Copper Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Dirtbike
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Thumb Butte
    Prescott, Arizona
  • Ref Number
    #260
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #45180 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Motorized 50" trail that is used in the Whiskey Off-Road 30 and 50 mile races. Loose and rocky and a good long descent.

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Motorized Trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for East Copper Trail dirtbike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,649 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,385 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,033 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,033 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,384 ft
  • Grade
    -8.5%
  • Grade max
    -44.8%
  • Grade min
    11.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,136 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    594 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:25
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      East Copper Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      Trail is dry and loose From the junction with Aspen Creek 48 to the Junction with Copper 2 it could use some brush clearing. Happy to help if...
      Sep 19, 2017 @ 9:13am
      Sep 19, 2017
      Very dry, loose rock and washed out sections. Definitely a black diamond based on the steepness and looseness. There were two sections where I...
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      Sep 19, 2017 @ 9:14am
      Sep 19, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Prescott Loop
      23 miles
      Whiskey Off-Road 30 Proof (2017) race
      32 miles
      Whiskey Off-Road - 50 Proof (2017) race
      50 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag JaviBrama (Sep 19, 2017 at 9:10)
       Very loose but a complete blast!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag NattyTread (Sep 21, 2020 at 14:32)
       Rode this trail from the intersection with Moby Trail down to the bottom where it intersects with White Spar Hwy and East Copper Fire Road. We then climbed back up the 5miles and 1000ft on East Copper Fire Road to Copper Basin Road. The USFS signage, on trail, shows that East Copper Trail does not become such until the junction with East Copper 2 as shown on Trail Forks. Prior to that it seems to be merged with the Aspen Creek Trail. This makes sense as it's technical, rocky, loose, sometimes steep single track. This would be from mile .14 to 1.04 if you are tracing the mileage and elevation profile on this trail segment. After that it does indeed become a 50" moto trail and that is not featureless but it's a less exciting experience. It's steep and loose but also eroded. It feels like a narrow fire road with some good rolls. It's up to you if you want to run it all the way to the bottom, but having done it I would save my legs and pedal/push back up East Copper 2 and ride back out Aspen 48 toward the namesake trailhead, descend Wolverton (caution big ride/climb back up via hwy or out and back), or head back up Copper Basin Road to something like Sierra Prieta to 9401J if you want to keep on with fast, techie descents. This experience is not like riding purpose built MTB trails. This is routing back country hiking/horse trails along with moto trails. Brush work is not kept up with as diligently out here it seems other than around the time of the Whisky 50. So be prepared for challenging riding up and down and for trails to be in as is condition. That said it's very rewarding if you are up for adventure and prepared.
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