1 miles
Distance
1,070 ft
Climb
-33 ft
Descent
00:43:04
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
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:43:04
  • 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 Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to east-end trailhead (33.664860, -111.800130)
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East End Trail Reports

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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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Mar 15, 2018 @ 11:26am
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Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:53pm
Mar 10, 2018
East End, Kelowna
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Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:51pm
Mar 10, 2018
East End, Kelowna
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Mar 10, 2018 @ 6:51pm
Mar 10, 2018
East End, Kelowna

Routes with this trail

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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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