4 miles
Distance
451 ft
Climb
-558 ft
Descent
00:56:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Malpais Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Malpais Details

  • Riding Area
    Santan
    Queen Creek, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Sandy
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

Beware!! Most of this trail is in a deep sandy wash!! Bring your fatbike or ride it a day after a rain storm.

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More Stats for Malpais bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -107 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,939 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,837 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,730 ft
  • Grade
    -0.479%
  • Grade max
    -21.431%
  • Grade min
    19.201%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,437 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:27
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to malpais trailhead (33.148660, -111.652200)
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Malpais Trail Reports

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Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:23am
Oct 29, 2018
The trail is in good condition, it's just primarily sand.... The ride is pretty, with some very good views. That being said, I never intend to do...
Nov 7, 2017 @ 12:10pm
Nov 7, 2017
Fun, but.... about 1/3 of trail is deep sand which makes for a hard ride. As stated, have plus size tires
May 29, 2017 @ 1:48pm
May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017 @ 7:32am
May 29, 2017
I did this trail more years ago than I can remember and never returned until today. Definitely don't go without fat tires. Super fun with the...
Jan 25, 2017 @ 8:21pm
Jan 25, 2017
Lots of sand, don't go with regular tire
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May 29, 2017 @ 7:34am
May 29, 2017
Malpais, My City

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