1,122 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-10 ft
Descent
00:02:14
Avg time

Helipad Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Preserve
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2109 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4556 in Trail Running
    • #6197 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

As of 2020 most of the original alignment of this trail was adopted into the official (sanctioned) Guadalupe Perimeter Trail and the below description may no longer fully apply. Note that the Helipad itself and most of the trail leading to it are on private property, which is why it wasn't adopted into the official trail system.

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.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Helipad bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,811 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,823 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,811 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,814 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -2.8%
  • Grade min
    9%
  • Distance climb
    436 ft
  • Distance down
    617 ft
  • Distance flat
    69 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:57
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Status:
on May 9, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.55 (16 votes)
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      Helipad Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2022 @ 6:38am
      May 9, 2022
      Dec 1, 2021 @ 10:52am
      Dec 1, 2021
      Trail is in great shape!
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 26, 2020
      Trail is in great shape. There is a new Goat Trail bypass that is really flowy.
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 6:16am
      Jul 17, 2020
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 8:20am
      Mar 22, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 887 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,757 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 9, 2021 @ 8:37pm
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      Aug 9, 2020 @ 4:36pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      129 |
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 9:02pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      155 |
      Mar 12, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Mar 12, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Warpaint Helipad Loop8 miles
      Corona de Helipad8 miles
      SoMo Circumnavigation40 miles
      Desert Classic to Helipad15 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Scooter1969 (Jan 14, 2017 at 11:48)
       Great trail - rocky path with few hikers/joggers. Ride up was "fun".
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      Tonymosa (Mar 12, 2019 at 23:20)
       My favorite section of my "Desert Classic" loop. Beautiful view from an incredible downhill run.
      [Reply]





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      GoPro Hero8 Black Hypersmooth 2.0 Mountain...
      3:22 | 532 | Dec 29, 2020 , Phoenix
      Helipad
      2:25 | 809 | Feb 24, 2018 , Phoenix
      Helipad SoMo
      577 | Oct 7, 2017 , Phoenix
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