4,128 ft
Distance
221 ft
Climb
-275 ft
Descent
00:24:15
Avg time

Hoo Doo Details

  • Riding area
    Gold Canyon
    Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8711

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.
DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL ALONE

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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
    -1.304%
  • Grade max
    -42.01%
  • Grade min
    29.707%
  • Distance climb
    2,133 ft
  • Distance down
    1,757 ft
  • Distance flat
    238 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:15
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Status:
on Dec 26, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Hoo Doo Trail Reports

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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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4 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
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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!!
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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!
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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.
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Flossing the Hoo R U section of Hoo Doo
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