2 miles
Distance
196 ft
Climb
-328 ft
Descent
00:27:04
Avg time

K-Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Gold Canyon
    Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1332 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Arguably Gold Canyon's signature bike trail, best ridden North to South.

After a rest on Lizzard Rock, descend/ascend a deep arroyo, then traverse to where the real fun starts. A natural half-pipe awaits as the trail heads South, twisting and turning in and out of a steep, rock-walled arroyo. The final half of the trail heads West, through rolling and mostly downhill terrain. A must-do trail if you're only here for the day.

Don't forget to hit the Tech Loop enroute to practice your rock-riding skillz.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for K-Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -133 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,111 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,250 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,250 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,116 ft
  • Grade
    -1.18%
  • Grade max
    -20.89%
  • Grade min
    17.657%
  • Distance climb
    4,254 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:04
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Status:
on Feb 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      K-Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 212 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 646 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:40am
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      Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:39am
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      45 |
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 7:36am
      Nov 25, 2018
      55 |
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:45pm
      Jun 20, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Gold Canyon Tech Route
      30 miles
      Gold Canyon Tour De Tech
      13 miles
      Gold Canyon Lost Goldmine CW Loop
      13 miles
      Gold Canyon Tech Route - smaller
      22 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag happyboyc (Dec 20, 2017 at 12:37)
       Great all round trail, a lot of fun. Makes for a good loop when linked with goldmine, vortex, Gila monster etc.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag betaflash (Feb 21, 2018 at 9:16)
       O
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      • + 0
      flag deathpedal (Jan 12, 2019 at 14:47)
       There is absolutely no way one could call this a black diamond trail. It's green 75% of the time and only when you drop into the washes is there any kind of challenge. The rock feature at the beginning is really fun with multiple choices for rolling into the trail but after that prepare for flat desert, sharp turns, and the occasional "drop" into the wash. Great trail for beginner to intermediate riders looking for some basic features to build skills on.
      [Reply]

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