3,766 ft
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-128 ft
Descent
00:05:58
Avg time

National Details

  • Riding Area
    South Mountain
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #1110 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

This trail has several very technical attributes. Everything is doable for the expert rider, but even an advanced rider will find many of the features too difficult.
There is a relatively steep climb with some technical challenges right at the beginning of the ride (after leaving the fire acres road).
This is a fun and challenging trail, but defineily not a beginner trail.

Access Info

From the Pima entrance at south mountian, ride west on the fire road to the trail head (there is a sign).
The trial starts with a few boulders decent, through a wash the up a few boulders in the opposite side of the wash.
Shortly past the wash there is a 3-way fork.
To the right/north (and down) ties you to Javelina trial.
Straight/west takes you to the Mormon loop trial.
Left/south takes you to National.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for National bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,348 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,420 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,419 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,348 ft
  • Grade
    -1.887%
  • Grade max
    -18.925%
  • Grade min
    12.315%
  • Distance climb
    1,245 ft
  • Distance down
    1,913 ft
  • Distance flat
    608 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:11
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Status:
on Oct 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to national-14941 trailhead (33.338708, -112.052339)
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National Trail Reports

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Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:07am
Feb 12, 2018
National, Chandler
461 |
Jul 8, 2016 @ 11:43pm
Jul 8, 2016
National, Chandler

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