7.2 miles
Distance
1,447 ft
Climb
-705 ft
Descent
01:36:01
Avg time
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Houston Bros Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cabin Loops
    Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    spring, summer, autumn
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #74838 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57220 in Trail Running
    • #37412 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

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Houston Bros is a 7 mile popular black diamond singletrack trail located near Cabin Loops Arizona. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 1,447 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 1 hour36 minutes to complete this trail.

Disclaimer

The portion of the trail between Pinchot Cabin and the central parking area is super fun. The remainder heading south towards the Rim is Considerably more difficult. Only the strongest riders will avoid multiple Hike a Bikes.

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More Stats for Houston Bros mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    741 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,021 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,822 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,021 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,762 ft
  • Grade
    1.95%
  • Grade max
    -22.702%
  • Grade min
    35.73%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,519 ft
  • Avg time
    01:36:01
  • Avg reverse time
    01:57:19
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Status:
on May 24, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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      Houston Bros Trail Reports

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      May 24, 2020 @ 11:20am
      May 24, 2020
      Explore around the top of the natural spring at Aspen cabin. There's a geocache with some cool stuff.
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 2:25pm
      Apr 24, 2020
      Some downed trees. No mud. Boring XC ride.
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 11:44am
      Sep 4, 2019
      The 2-3miles around the cabins are pretty fun! The 5 miles between the rim and the central parking area is rough going. Be a much better climber...
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 4:07am
      Jul 16, 2018
      Some of them canyons were sticky. Softer dirt following rain. Very rugged trail but a gear section of single track before pichot cabins. Did a lot...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 120 miles avg distance
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      • 25 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      AES Cabin Fever 2018
      34 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      instawilliambadas (Aug 18, 2019 at 21:49)
       Actually It really fun trail. Not technical at all huge fern covered metals that you ride through beautiful scenery old cabins finishing on the edge of the mogollon. Turn your bike around and do it all on a downward grade
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      • + 0
      OPJim (Oct 18, 2020 at 21:45)
       Disagree with rating. I’ve done the section from Pinchot cabin to the FR139a and it is more intermediate with a few technical sections
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