4 miles
421 ft
-877 ft
1,122 ft
High Point

Gypsy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    SARA Park
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Season
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Gypsy starts off of Crool and finishes on recycle, can be ridden either direction but starting at Crool is much better. The trail continues to climb a bit off of Crool then becomes a very narrow off camber side hill adventure that some will HAB and better riders stay in their pedals. It snakes around through various mountain sides with excellent views and a ton of labor to have built a trail through the terrain. It descends all the way to the north side of Steamboat cove then hops in a wash heading away from the water until you make a sharp left out of the wash and climbs a bit again and some more off camber before eventually connecting back into Recycle. There is a particularly narrow (difficult) that most will HAB while descending to the lake. Overall it’s a spectacular trail and excellent views.

Access Info

See Description. Connect off of Crool and finish at Recycle.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gypsy mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -455 ft
  • Altitude min
    458 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,079 ft
  • Altitude end
    623 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,014 ft
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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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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      tunnelvision (Apr 6, 2021 at 6:52)
       I am an advanced recreational rider from East County San Diego who is used to riding up and down technical chunk. I have relatives who live in Havasu so over the past couple years I have slowly explored and ridden most of the main trails in Sara Park. The terrain here is exhausting, hazardous, and awesome. It requires tons of focus, fitness, and usually some tolerance to heat in order to make it out in one piece.

      IMO due to the aggressive and challenging terrain the I feel the difficulty ratings are a notch below where they should be; greens should be blues, blues should be blacks, and Double Blacks are challenging trails to hike-a-bike.

      I noticed this Gypsy trail was new so I made a point to check it out over East weekend, it was awesome but super burly, much like the other Black and Double Black trails which are in the South East side of the park. The sections of singletrack that traverse the mountains is super narrow, maybe 5-6" wide but you really need to keep your tire placed in the middle 2" to keep from washing out while making very small steering corrections, similar to riding on a stand-alone curb. In addition the trail is usually off camber - either a little or a lot, and with the trail so narrow even if I was perfectly in the middle of the trail there were sections where my pedal would contact the hillside at the bottom of the stroke so I would need to tilt my bike away from the hill during every revolution, all while staying in the middle of the trail as to not wash out. This was during the "buff" looking sections of trail that look easy. lol.

      There are a couple burly sections that feature, an off camber trail with rocks, corners, and more substantial elevation changes (humps etc. to clear), have rock faces on the left side, and drop offs to the right. One drop off was ~4' but the reality is if you went down that way you would get ejected off the bike and would land 8-10ft down onto rocks. There was another section that had a more substantial drop, maybe ~25ft+, it was significant made me very careful as I hiked my bike across. Speaking of hike-a-bike, I did it for about 1/4 of the trail which is why I suggested the rating be changed from Black to Double Black Diamond. Maybe I just a softie from SoCal but I have a feeling people in Havasu build these gnarly trails and then only a handful of semi-pro or better skilled riders can actually clear them. I will eat my words when someone posts a Youtube video of them clearing this trail.

      The second half of the trail is a bit more mellow with a wider trail, fewer high consequence features, and terrain where grip is a bit more manageable. You also get down to the water which is nice.

      It's a great trail but, much like Critters, Boo Boo, Crool, and Sections or Scratch, once is enough for me. I am ok not clearing some sections or having a few hike a bikes but when it's a considerable amount of the trail then it's above my pay grade. No disrespect to the trail builders, I chalk it up to my lack of skills and the gnarly terrain.

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