4 miles
Distance
1,029 ft
Climb
-789 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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Details

  • Riding area
    Pine
    Pine, Arizona
  • AKA
    Pine/Strawberry Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round, sans snow
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Chelsea Mews

Trail 15 is part of the Fire On The Rim mountain bike race that is held each September. This track is challenging but with the improvements the local trail crew has made over the past few years most of the heinous sections have been improved or re-routed. This trail is best ridden east to west (Highway 87 to Hardscrabble Road) but can be ridden as an out and back. From highway 87 the trail drops into a drainage. This section was double black diamond, eroded, and mucho challenging but alleviate the continuous maintenance it took changes were made that made it a bit easier and it has held up famously to heavy precip. The trail from there on is a series of short punchy climbs and downhills. The trail surface is hardpacked with occasional rock gardens. This is one of the prettiest rides in the fall due to the abundance (relatively speaking) of maples that populate the drainages. Late afternoon rides in August and September provide much shade due to big Ponderosas and Strawberry Mountain. Be advised that during the monsoon (July - early September) that rain can cause some of the clay sections to become very soft.... not fun, but the trail generally dies out fairly quickly (day or 2). I would highly recommend this trail to any intermediate rider with good fitness.

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Access Info

Trail is accessed via the trailhead on the south side of the road on highway 87. There are no facilities here. There is parking for approximately 8 to 10 cars. You may also park at trails terminous on Hardscrabble Road. This is a gravel road with pull out parking for 4 to 5 cars.

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More Stats for Pine-Strawberry Trail #15 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    240 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,681 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,749 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,989 ft
  • Grade
    1.158%
  • Grade max
    -34.331%
  • Grade min
    30.939%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,313 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:13
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on May 8, 2017
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Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Pine-Strawberry... Trail Reports

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May 8, 2017 @ 4:17pm
May 8, 2017
Great trail...flowy and fast.
May 4, 2017 @ 8:25pm
May 4, 2017
Another grueling grind. Entrance off Tonto drive is literally someone's drive way. Spoke with the home owner... really nice. This trail is...
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Pine-Strawberry Trail #15

1 Review & Comments

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flag Guntercb (Sep 1, 2016 at 13:08)
 Fun trail, but there are some nice rocky technical sections were I had to walk. Also, there are many switch backs so it was not a very fast trail for me, but overall I enjoyed the ride.
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