765 ft
Distance
124 ft
Climb
1,867 ft
High Point

G-B Connector Details

  • Riding Area
    South Mountain
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Hike-a-Bike
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #81342 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #238 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

It's a brutal hike-a-bike, but it's worth it. Climbing Gila is easier and descending Bursera is more fun, so use this connector for the best of both worlds. Climb up Gila, use this connector to get up to Bursera and descend...then climb back up the other side of Gila to the connector, then hike back up to Bursera and descend the other direction, making a nice little figure 8.

Access Info

Park in the lot at 19th Ave/Chandler Blvd. Take Pyramid Trail to Gila.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for G-B Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    124 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,743 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,743 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,867 ft
  • Grade
    16.209%
  • Grade max
    8.957%
  • Grade min
    23.4%
  • Distance climb
    760 ft
  • Distance flat
    5 ft
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Status:
on Dec 12, 2018
Very Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to gb-connector trailhead (33.310950, -112.110800)
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G-B Connector Trail Reports

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Dec 12, 2018 @ 6:04am
Dec 12, 2018
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Jun 3, 2018 @ 1:32pm
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G-B Connector, Phoenix
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G-B Connector, Phoenix

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