2 miles
Distance
409 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
00:43:13
Avg time
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Middle Gate Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Catalina State Park / 50-Year
    Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #20099 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This trail is best ridden North to South, or better yet as an extension of Upper 50 Year trail. Middlegate starts with a mixture of technical rock gardens and punchy uphill climbs. It then descends through a fast and fun downhill that includes several carved out dirt chutes, and many great small rock features and rolls. Keep an eye out for alternative lines. The trail spits you out on a dirt road right next to 50 year trail.

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More Stats for Middle Gate bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -51 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,179 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,511 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,240 ft
  • Grade
    -0.386%
  • Grade max
    -92.322%
  • Grade min
    47.424%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    713 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:35
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Status:
on Jun 26, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.1 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Middle Gate Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Bighorn Fire
      Jan 14, 2020 @ 9:23am
      Jan 14, 2020
      Water is still flowing in the creeks but the rest is great. Shrubs are behaving themselves
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 9:22am
      Nov 23, 2019
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 12:40pm
      Jan 2, 2019
      reporter
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Jan 7, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 85 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 236 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Upper 50-year Slickrock Loop from Golder TH
      13 miles
      50 Year/Middle Gate Loop
      7 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Amill710 (May 5, 2020 at 8:22)
       Full of rolls and hucks. Awesome riding.
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