3.9 miles
Distance
493 ft
Climb
-1,874 ft
Descent
01:13:17
Avg time
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Green Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Season
    March-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #47518 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36509 in Trail Running
    • #93344 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Coronado National Forest

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.

More Stats for Green Mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,383 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,969 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,382 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,352 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,968 ft
  • Grade
    -6.7%
  • Grade max
    -52%
  • Grade min
    33.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,970 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    413 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:17
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on Mar 26, 2022
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Avg: 3.95 (19 votes)
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      Green Mountain Trail Reports

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      Mar 26, 2022 @ 7:07pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 5:22pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      Riding great. However cannot access from San Pedro vista, gate is locked with trail closed sign. (This is wrong per the most recent FS closure...
      Mar 19, 2022 @ 7:08am
      Mar 19, 2022
      Mostly riding great. Little snow at the top that narrows the trail, but no snow after that.
      Feb 12, 2022 @ 1:39pm
      Feb 12, 2022
      Snow/ice till the south facing downhill, then more snow/ice till the saddle where cross to head down to the campground.
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 9:19am
      Jan 14, 2022
      TORCA has opened this trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 311 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Lemmon Drop31 miles
      Green Mountain Trail8 miles

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 2
      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
      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
      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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 1
      tttyyler (Jan 19, 2021 at 7:33)
       Badly fire damaged with tree and rock falls and trail washouts. Second half is good but the top is a long hike a bike, and unsafe in some spots
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      bigworm520 TORCA (Jan 19, 2021 at 8:37)
       Yes that's why the trail is still closed to the public. Won't be open until sometime Summer 2021 if enough crews can get in there.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tttyyler (Jan 26, 2021 at 7:32)
       Makes sense! but some closed trails are running ok, so people might try their luck like I did, hopefully having a more specific trail report spares someone else the trouble.
      [Reply]





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