1.3 miles
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-554 ft
Descent
00:09:36
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Log Ride, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31322 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 70 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.

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More Stats for Prospector mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    321 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:53
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on Aug 15, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 333 rides
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