4 miles
Distance
1,039 ft
Climb
-2,433 ft
Descent
01:16:43
Avg time
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Green Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    March-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30923 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Forest Service

Don't let the distance fool you. This is a very tough ride. There are lots of drops, switchbacks, and plenty of exposure tot keep you on your toes. Plus about half-way into the ride there is a fairly long hike a bike section. That all being said this trail is a blast and has everything an All-Mountain rider could ask for. Most link a few of the other trails above or below for an awesome day of shuttling.

Access Info

Top Access is from the San Pedro Vista parking lot around mile post #17 on Mt Lemmon Highway.
Lower Access is from General Hitchcock Campground around mile post #12 on Mt Lemmon Highway.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Green Mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,393 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,956 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,396 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,350 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,956 ft
  • Grade
    -6.695%
  • Grade max
    -79.009%
  • Grade min
    75.167%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,053 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:43
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Status:
on Jun 26, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3.95 (18 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Green Mountain Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:01am
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Bighorn Fire
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Jun 5, 2020
      Apr 2, 2020 @ 4:12pm
      Apr 2, 2020
      Dry. I cut out 2 medium trees. All clear and riding great. Still some water in creek at the end.
      Mar 17, 2020 @ 7:43pm
      Mar 17, 2020
      Riding great. No downed trees, thanks to TORCA for cutting out that big one. No snow (although some in the forecast for tomorrow.
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 7:37am
      Nov 10, 2019
      One tree down in the trail in the hike-a-bike section still
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 248 rides
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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Lemmon Drop
      31 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag suvlako TORCA (Jun 1, 2017 at 10:25)
       For shuttles, guides, and rentals... contact Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours at homegrownmtb.com or 520.237.0129.

      All-mountain, carbon rentals available as well as guiding & shuttle services on Mt Lemmon.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag backyardadventuregirl (Mar 29, 2019 at 14:53)
       Really not a great mt. Bike trail! I can’t just say it is a tough trail it just isn’t a good mt bike trail. Lots of hike-a-bike. The technical areas don’t transition well. Lots of loose rock chunks on the rocky areas. Wood stops with errosion below them. I would skip this section of the Lemmon drop and just take the road. The positive note is the views are amazing
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jmalbers (Mar 29, 2019 at 18:54)
       Riding on Mt. Lemmon and can only skip riding one trail? This is the one!

      I hate being like this because there's actually a fair amount of neat sections on the trail. The little technical sections are cool and bit unique. The descending is at the very least "ok." The scenery is top notch too.

      Unfortunately the ratio of "neat" to "not neat" is really bad compared to the rest of the mountain. There's also more bike pushing than any other trail on the mountain. It doesn't help any that the pedal up the road is longer than any other trail either.

      It's incredibly beautiful though!

      No relation to other reviewer on same day but make that 3 people that rode this today and came to the same conclusion. Just ride Incinerator Ridge then turn around go up the road and ride Incinerator Ridge again.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bikelooker65 (Mar 30, 2019 at 21:31)
       This trail is definitely not for everyone. It is definitely challenging, scary, highly technical, thrilling, and totally sick! I highly recommend it
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag andy-legrunge (Jun 8, 2019 at 6:34)
       The hate for this trail is a little silly. There’s some ugly HAB right at the top, then a long stretch of fun spooky tech with great chunk and very challenging hairpins. Then an uphill HAB comparable to Bug Springs, followed by a two mile wicked fast descent as good as anything on Lemmon. Though the water bars at the very bottom ARE quite tall...

      Ride it. Even if you hate it, the views and environs are spectacular. And definitely don’t ride the road instead!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag verindra (Aug 10, 2019 at 13:32)
       Good stuff, great views, one tree down early on that proved too sturdy for us to move.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag deathpedal (Sep 1, 2019 at 11:01)
       The comments about hike a bike on this trail are quite exaggerated. If you're hiking that much then it's not the trail, it's you. There is some yes, but it's totally worth it because the rest of the trail is truly a gem. Awesome exposed single track, natural drops, and great turns. I have to say I think this trail is one of the funnest I've ridden and the views are amazing. If you like technical riding and some good exposed descending and you aren't scared of a little hike a bike section then definitely give this trail a shot
      [Reply]

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