1 miles
Distance
726 ft
Climb
-7 ft
Descent
00:37:16
Avg time

Mormon Details

  • Riding Area
    South Mountain Park
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30669 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

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 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
    00:37:16
  • 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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to mormon trailhead (33.366450, -112.031050)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 202 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      46 |
      Mar 12, 2018 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 12, 2018
      Mormon, Phoenix
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      Mar 12, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      Mar 12, 2018
      Mormon, Phoenix
      46 |
      Mar 12, 2018 @ 5:37pm
      Mar 12, 2018
      Mormon, Phoenix
      250 |
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]

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