3.2 miles
Distance
316 ft
Climb
-335 ft
Descent
00:37:34
Avg time

Maus Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Marana Trails
    Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #38984 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #39453 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in E-Biking
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 25 in Hiking
    • 25 in Horseback

Maus Trail connects the Honeybee Loop on the north side or the Tortolita Mountains with the Windmill Cattle tank near the top of the Tortolita Mountains, where Cougar Canyon trail begins. Maus trail has substantial technical climbing, and a bit of hike a bike. During the rainy season, June through September, the trail becomes over grown and washed out, due to rain and running water. When descending to Honeybee Trail, the upper high elevation can be very dangerous. When the trail is not washed out and overgrown, this trail is nearly 100% ridable with the exception of a couple very steep and technical hike a bikes. If you are not afraid of long steep climbs and steep descending, this is a scenic and challenging ride. Keep in mind, it is not for beginners. Cross Country and All Mountain bikes are recommended. Higher riding skill level is needed. If climbing north on Cougar Canyon trail (double track), it is recommended to turn around at the windmill, unless you are a skilled rider with an appropriate bike. Cougar Canyon is a steep, double track jeep trail, but is also scenic and nice to ride. Cougar Canyon is not technical, just a long and very steep climb.

Access Info

To access Maus Trail: Take Oracle Road north out of Tucson AZ, to Catalina AZ. Before Leaving Catalina AZ, take a left on Edwin Road. Edwin Road is not maintained and 4 wheel drive is recommended. You can also ride Edwin Road east toward the mine on your bike. Stay on Edwin Road travelling East until you get to the mine entrance. You will find yourself at a cattle guard, in the road. Park on the east side of the cattle guard, in the small parking area. Begin ride over cattle guard and take an immediate left (south). Follow jeep trail for 1/8 of mile south until you reach cattle tank windmill. The Maus trail is on the backside (south side of the cattle tank). At first it is a combination of single and double track, before turning into only single track while climbing.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Maus multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,528 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,746 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,622 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,603 ft
  • Grade
    -0.109%
  • Grade max
    -31.504%
  • Grade min
    34.51%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,080 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:34
  • Avg reverse time
    01:05:06
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on Nov 29, 2020
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Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)
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      Maus Trail Reports

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      Nov 29, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Nov 29, 2020
      A little overgrown. Amazing climb up and a little unkept on the single track descent. ATVs have tore up a bit of the area but still fun.
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 3:06pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      Little overgrown in a few spots but very rideable. No significant rain damage. I only rode Honeybee to windmill and back.
      Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:27pm
      Dec 26, 2016
      Did the northern portion of Honeybee and accidentally did this thing while trying to get to Tortuga's Revenge (turn left at the cairn). Ended up...
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      1 Review & Comments

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      SteelSteedSS (Sep 30, 2022 at 17:26)
      Severely overgrown after this monsoon season.
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