4,422 ft
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-266 ft
Descent
00:10:45
Avg time

Helipad Details

  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Park
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #855 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Helipad AKA "Full Pull" is one of the closest things to a "flow trail" on the mountain as far as DH. Yes there is a flat helicopter access pad at the top and end of the trail. Mostly smooth "singletrack" with several opportunities to reach high speeds for the bike. The saddle provides two options a left/right or north/south short and steep finish to the run ending in the valley's wash below. Helipad also makes a good climb and is often the choice for local time trial bragging rights.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Helipad bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -241 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,547 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,789 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,788 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,547 ft
  • Grade
    -5.456%
  • Grade max
    -48.405%
  • Grade min
    17.97%
  • Distance climb
    635 ft
  • Distance down
    3,069 ft
  • Distance flat
    718 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:09
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Status:
on Jan 30, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (8 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • 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 helipad trailhead (33.318580, -112.049370)
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      Helipad Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Dec 21, 2018
      Apr 3, 2018 @ 9:51am
      Apr 3, 2018
      HELL-pad. This trail is a real gut buster of a climb.
      Feb 2, 2018 @ 12:14pm
      Feb 2, 2018
      Dec 6, 2017 @ 6:04am
      Dec 6, 2017
      Was perfect, light rain last night...no water, no mud, and no dust
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 281 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,707 rides
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      Photos

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      52 |
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 2:23pm
      Feb 16, 2018
      Helipad, My City
      43 |
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 10:21am
      Dec 28, 2017
      Helipad, Phoenix
      71 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:34am
      Sep 11, 2017
      Helipad, Phoenix
      125 |
      Jan 14, 2017 @ 11:49am
      Jan 14, 2017
      | 1 comments Helipad, Phoenix

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Desert Classic to Helipad
      15 miles
      Desert Classic
      3 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Scooter1969 (Jan 14, 2017 at 11:48)
       Great trail - rocky path with few hikers/joggers. Ride up was "fun".
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag outbackwack (Jan 30, 2019 at 21:36)
       First time up Helipad... nice, well maintained tight singletrack up to the helipad with a few punchy climbs but pretty straightforward. Great views of the $1.8M homes below. We went down Goat instead of retracing our tracks. This trail, for me, was well worth the climb.
      [Reply]

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