2 miles
Distance
371 ft
Climb
-475 ft
Descent
00:27:14
Avg time
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Horse Tale Details

  • Riding area
    Hawes
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking

Great Technical Trail Linking Wild Horse To Lower Hawes Trails (Saguaro and Mine trails). Some tight corners and steep climbs but 100% Rideable.

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More Stats for Horse Tale mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -104 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,365 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,527 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,484 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,380 ft
  • Grade
    -0.915%
  • Grade max
    -19.067%
  • Grade min
    29.75%
  • Distance climb
    4,731 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,102 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:54
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to horse-tale trailhead (33.522570, -111.659390)
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Horse Tale Trail Reports

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Jun 16, 2018 @ 5:22am
Jun 16, 2018
Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:56am
Mar 9, 2018
starting to get beat it a bit better. almost there!
Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:17am
Dec 4, 2017
Props to the trailbuilders on this segment which allows an east to west assault to connect with hawes. Its worn in a bit now and flows well.
Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:14pm
Nov 19, 2017
Being a new trail the surface condition is loose dirt and gravel. As more people use the trail it will get more compact. Lots of quick steep...
Sep 9, 2017 @ 9:10am
Sep 9, 2017
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Mar 14, 2018 @ 7:36pm
Mar 14, 2018
Horse Tale, My City
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Mar 14, 2018 @ 7:36pm
Mar 14, 2018
Horse Tale, My City
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Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:29pm
Jun 15, 2017
Horse Tale, Mesa
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Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:29pm
Jun 15, 2017
Horse Tale, Mesa

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Hawes
14 miles
Wildhorse - Horsetail - Hawes
12 miles
Hawes XC Loop
13 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag W33ble (Dec 23, 2017 at 16:39)
 Clearly pretty new, but it’s in great shape. Didn’t think it was looser than anything else at Hawes. It starts out pretty fun but I didn’t care for all the dips into the cat claws in the middle. You spend a lot of time climbing back out and there’s no real reward for the effort.
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  • + 0
flag Waltaz (Jan 19, 2018 at 5:02)
 I’ve ridden this both ways, and it is FAR better from east to west. Very narrow and, with tight turns and up/downs, but it’s all pretty rideable and flows pretty well. It’s a lot of work, though. The trail has become far more ridden in over the past few months (I’m writing this in Jan, 201Cool , and will only get better. West to east has a lot of short, loose ups out of steep washes, and is far more difficult. I hated it in that direction, but that was also before the trail was ridden in much. This is a worthy option to complete loops at Hawes.
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