2.5 miles
Distance
409 ft
Climb
-460 ft
Descent
00:35:53
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Middle Gate Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

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
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 65 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Gate bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    713 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:20
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Status:
on Jan 28, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (14 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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      Middle Gate Trail Reports

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      Jan 28, 2021 @ 12:47pm
      Jan 28, 2021
      Dec 5, 2020 @ 8:08am
      Dec 5, 2020
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 5:03am
      Nov 24, 2020
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Sep 23, 2020
      reporter All areas not directly burned in Bighorn Fire reopened as of Sept 21, 2020
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Aug 22, 2020
      Super sandy and eroded in places
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 177 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 423 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 17, 2021 @ 10:08pm
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 10:07am
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 10:07am
      Jan 5, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      50 Year All the Goods
      12 miles
      50 Year/Middle Gate Loop
      7 miles
      Upper 50-year Slickrock Loop from Golder TH
      13 miles
      50 Year From Cherry Tank
      11 miles

      1 Review & Comments

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

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