1 miles
Distance
123 ft
Climb
-19 ft
Descent
00:10:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gateway Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Gateway Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Cave Creek
    Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19321 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Newly built trail that connects the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve to Cave Creek Regional Park. The trail is very rocky & sandy in places and needs some usage to be broken in more!

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More Stats for Gateway Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    104 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,861 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,965 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,861 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,965 ft
  • Grade
    1.558%
  • Grade max
    -3.509%
  • Grade min
    12.509%
  • Distance climb
    3,733 ft
  • Distance down
    780 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:37
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4 (3 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to gateway-trail trailhead (33.798960, -111.995590)
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      Gateway Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 9, 2019 @ 8:55am
      Jan 9, 2019
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 3:14pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      There has been illegal motorcycle and Razor use on this trail. If you see anyone on this trail with a motorized vehicle contact the sheriff's...
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 5:57am
      Sep 23, 2018
      Feb 10, 2017 @ 3:03pm
      Feb 10, 2017
      The DFMBA and Okanogan Trail Builders have repaired the trail, looks amazing. Photo courtesy of DFMBA
      Feb 7, 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Feb 7, 2017
      The first wash crossing just north of Carefree Highway is completely washed out, filled with large rocks and boulders and is unrideable. Needs...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 606 rides
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      Feb 10, 2017 @ 3:08pm
      Feb 10, 2017
      Gateway Trail, Scottsdale

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag elleryjk (Feb 8, 2016 at 19:14)
       So boulder drops and 90 deg switchbacks are beginner level now?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag joetoe5 (Oct 13, 2016 at 7:56)
       Think this comment was directly towards a different Gateway Trail (maybe the one in Scottsdale). This trail doesn't have boulder drops or switchbacks.
      [Reply]

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      Riding Gateway trail part 1 of 2
      4:29 | 561 | Nov 25, 2012 , Cave Creek
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