1 miles
Distance
74 ft
Climb
-1,031 ft
Descent
00:12:52
Avg time

Eliminator II Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Park
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #23854 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Eliminator II rules One of the top two or three DH runs on the mountain. The only true 1000 feet in less than 1 mile on the mountain. Pyramid boasts similar numbers but with too many tight switchbacks to compete with Eliminator II as a legit DH run. There is steep exposure, narrow and loose exposure, a spine with a view, exposure at speed and more. South mountain does not have "bike park" type features, however what it lacks in air time and drops it instead offers in terrain of consequence that requires both skill and nerve to slay like it's easy. Pushing up is heavy duty, forget riding up.

This social trail is currently unsanctioned, but it is planned to be adopted in coming years as part of the Mine Drop Loop Trail according to the South Mountain Trails Master Plan.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Eliminator II mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -957 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,403 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,377 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,419 ft
  • Grade
    -16.629%
  • Grade max
    -53.478%
  • Grade min
    23.262%
  • Distance climb
    659 ft
  • Distance down
    4,871 ft
  • Distance flat
    227 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:49:00
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Status:
on Dec 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.7 (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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Eliminator II Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 6:04am
      Dec 12, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag bike2850 (Dec 29, 2018 at 14:04)
       This trail is the bomb! Super loose and on edge the entire time. If you aren’t an easily scared rider than this trail is a super fun ride. 5stars
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag deathpedal (Feb 4, 2019 at 8:32)
       This trail is sick! Worth the pedal to get there. This is a TRUE double black diamond trail with a huge pucker factor. The views are amazing as you descend down toward the desert. Probably my favorite descent on the mountain
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag sjc88 (Mar 30, 2019 at 13:17)
       First off, I really like this trail. It's somewhat unique to SoMo - a sustained steep surfy-loose descent. Not a lot of chunk, and the loose stuff is small and friendly, not baseball/babyhead at all.

      But it ain't no double black in my opinion, at least going down (can't imagine trying to go up it). Other than the short section with a couple small ledges followed by a sharp left, it's pretty straight forward.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag JustinLowry (May 19, 2019 at 11:19)
       Yo, this trail seriously rocks!! In my top favorites easily. @sjc88 nailed the steep surfy description. It's got my favorite downhill flow on the whole of South Mountain park, plus the exposure is pretty exhilarating
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jdmda9 (May 21, 2019 at 15:25)
       Very remote and no real great way to access any of these trails. You are going to have to put in some serious hiking whether you approach from the northeast or southwest.

      Only one technical section toward the top, that finishes with a VERY steep descent into a 120º turn. After this bit, it's a surprisingly well maintained blue/black trail. Not rocky, sort of plush dirt for the most part, gets a bit gravelly toward the bottom.

      However, the exposure is unmatched. Trail is less than 2 ft. wide, with serious consequences if you fall to your right. If you're afraid of heights (like me), either bring some minis to take a shot at the top and hope for the best, or just be on your best behavior all the way down. Opening it up on this trail could be your last run in you go too hard...
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