1 miles
Distance
726 ft
Climb
-7 ft
Descent
00:35:05
Avg time

Mormon Details

  • Riding area
    South Mountain
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

This trail is a beast. It's nothing but sketchy tech where wheel placement and speed are of the utmost importance. It's a popular hiking trail due to its proximity to the trailhead parking lot. Some portions are rideable going up but it's mostly hike-a-bike. Coming down will take some real skill as well, not to mention, having to navigate around the hikers the closer you get to the bottom, making it that much more difficult.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mormon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    719 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,273 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,992 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,273 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,992 ft
  • Grade
    12.163%
  • Grade max
    -13.898%
  • Grade min
    62.925%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    54 ft
  • Distance flat
    424 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:07
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mormon trailhead (33.366450, -112.031050)

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Mar 12, 2018 @ 5:42pm
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Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:06pm
Mar 19, 2015
Mormon, Phoenix

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag GibboUK (Feb 8, 2018 at 10:23)
 It might be labelled both directions, but I wouldn’t recommend riding up, unless you are a mountain goat or like to push.
However, it’s worth it to ride down, steep, rocky and technical.
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  • + 0
flag Samgreene (Apr 21, 2018 at 23:01)
 Take Geronimo down and then come up this. Don’t recommend going down since this is a hiking trail.
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