4,128 ft
221 ft
-275 ft
Avg time

Hoo Doo Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gold Canyon
    , Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #4013 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

This trail is not for everyone, the uphill is a lung buster and the down hill is very technical but fun.
This is a Black Diamond going up and one spot is Double Black Diamond coming down.
It has awesome panoramic views of the Valley Floor.
This trail is called Hoo Doo and you will see why toward the end of the trail.
If you are not a true expert rider DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL,

This trail has a lot of solid rock off camber with exposure.
Coming later this summer will be a separate downhill called The Gorge.

The trail start is off Lost Goldmine about a 1.3 miles from the Cloudview parking lot, it is only marked with a Cairn at the top of the down hill to Cougar.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hoo Doo mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -54 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,170 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,414 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,229 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,175 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,133 ft
  • Distance down
    1,757 ft
  • Distance flat
    238 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 6, 2019
Avg: 4.8 (10 votes)

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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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Max Vehicle Width

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hoo Doo Trail Reports

      Apr 6, 2019 @ 6:21am
      Apr 6, 2019
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 5:41am
      Nov 12, 2018
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 4:21pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      Primitive trail and lots of loose rock. If you don’t like riding on the edge then I would stay off. No trail marking signs. Paint markings could...
      Dec 26, 2017 @ 4:19pm
      Dec 26, 2017
      Trail is primitive and needs some TLC. Markings aren’t the greatest. Lots of loose rock. Overall not too bad. If you don’t like riding on the...
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:49am
      Jul 9, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 88 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      • 180 rides


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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:47pm
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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:46pm
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag happyboyc (Dec 20, 2017 at 12:21)
       Pretty accurate description, know your skill level and I would also recommend bringing a friend, not a lot of room for mistakes, ride smart and ENJOY Smile
      • + 1
      flag azmtbr (Jan 16, 2018 at 11:57)
       Major kudos to whoever created this trail! We need more of this, not only out there, but ALL OVER Az! This rad trail is on the same gnar-par as Hangover, IMHO. Totally loved it! Idk that I’d fully consider it a double black, but it’s definitely accurate as a warning to deter those that could find themselves in trouble. Lots of exposure and some tricky moves needed to clean the whole thing... my fav kind of trail!!
      • + 1
      flag pwhite2021 (Feb 11, 2018 at 17:44)
       I would consider myself an intermediate rider. This trail was a BLAST, but you have to be into this kind of stuff. The beginning climb is tough, will really test your power. Throw in some techy pop-ups and it becomes even harder! Soon the trail will turn into some off camber slick rock with some exposure on your side! Give it a try! There really isn't anything like this in The Valley! It's a great chance to work on some skills - balance, pedal positioning. You'd be amazed by how well your tires do with traction on this type of stuff, I know I was! After all the ups, you get to the down! This is probably where the trail really gets it double black from. The first down comes off of two tight switch backs. All rollable. After that teach section you come up to the "final" downhill. You'll notice a rideable boulder on your left. This might look sketch, but its actually probably the easiest way down! You get to roll down a really long and decently steep chute. All rolling, will work your rear brake a bit as you modulate that speed! You can bypass it on the right if you're not feelin it! And that's all of hoo doo!

      There is another section along called Cojones that I didn't try but looked pretty cool and just as difficulty. This is great stuff to try. Bring a friend and if you can't do it, walk it! Ain't not shame is walkin this stuff folks!
      • + 0
      flag Bubaluke39 (Apr 10, 2018 at 21:33)
       This trail was a blast and will be doing it again. I am an intermediate rider and most of this was ridable. A few section were a bit sketchy and I can see the double black on the downhill. That is steep, I did need to session it a few times but got it in the end. I also liked the big rock roll at the end. All and all it was a great trail and ride just wish it was marked a bit better. I missed it the 1st time by.
      • + 0
      flag deathpedal (Jan 12, 2019 at 14:43)
       This trail is awesome. I wish there was a lot more of this at Gold Canyon. This is the only trail out there that could be considered black diamond. I'm not sure how they got their ratings for the other black diamond trails but there are definitely no other trails that even come close to black diamond at gold canyon
      • + 0
      flag Mslagle (Dec 16, 2019 at 18:21)
       One of my favorite trails here in AZ. So much fun/scary. Can't wait to do it again.

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