1 miles
Distance
1,070 ft
Climb
-33 ft
Descent
00:41:21
Avg time

East End Details

  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35180 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Perhaps the most challenging trail in the McDowells. If you choose to ride uphill, the first third of the trail is mostly rideable, but past that...good luck. If the pitch doesn't defeat you, the loose kitty litter dirt or rock-strewn switchbacks will. Count on 30-60 minutes to make the ascent. As a downhill, it is a doable challenge for an experienced rider, though most will dismount for a few of the harder switchbacks.

Access Info

Links to the Tom's Thumb Trail at the N end, and Windmill Trail on the S end.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for East End bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,038 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,572 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,610 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,610 ft
  • Grade
    14.246%
  • Grade max
    -15.372%
  • Grade min
    96.391%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    385 ft
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:38
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Status:
on Jul 22, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (6 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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  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      East End Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 22, 2017 @ 3:26pm
      Jul 22, 2017
      Very loose and about 30% rideable
      Jul 22, 2017 @ 3:25pm
      Jul 22, 2017
      Very loose and chunky going up. About 30% rideable
      Mar 24, 2017 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 24, 2017
      Did as a decent very fun tight switchbacks but all doable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      East End, Kelowna
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      Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:51pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      East End, Kelowna

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      McDowell Madness
      47 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Scooter1969 (Apr 23, 2017 at 17:04)
       Amazing views. LOTS of hike-a-bike switchbacks - dont let the RED fool you - its RED!! Once to rideable area it was fun. Knocked off bucket list - no hikers - too steep LOL
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