1 miles
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-554 ft
Descent
00:09:21
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Riding Area
    McDowell Mountain
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer need to be really early
  • TTFs on Trail
    Log Ride, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31322 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Protector is an interesting climb on McDowell park. It can connect with McDowell ountain preserve. Very nice views, from this winding trail that will require significant effort to climb. Toward the top there significant amounts of loose rock that can complicate things. Bring plenty of water.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Prospector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -511 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,924 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,920 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,409 ft
  • Grade
    -7.341%
  • Grade max
    -82.74%
  • Grade min
    53.18%
  • Distance climb
    495 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    321 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:36
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Status:
on Dec 28, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • White
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  • 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
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  • 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
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      Prospector Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 241 rides
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      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:53pm
      Apr 26, 2015
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      Apr 26, 2015
      Prospector, Scottsdale
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      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 26, 2015
      Prospector, Scottsdale

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