Sunrise Trail Details
Sunrise is one of the more popular trails in the McDowell range for both hikers and bikers. Great scenery and views are part of the reason, and close access to 2 trailheads are another. The trail is most rideable from west to east, featuring a 45-60 minute rocky climb, followed by a steep and switchback-filled descent (packed with hikers, especially on weekends). Reversing course requires a climb that is too steep for most riders, so some return on Via Linda or alternatively via the Andrews-Kinsey trail. Completing the latter option, however, requires trespassing a neighborhood that has declared itself off limits to bikers.
Direct access from Lost Dog Trailhead (preferred for bikes) or Sunrise Trailhead.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunrise Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change156 ft
Altitude min1,784 ft
Altitude max2,853 ft
Altitude start1,784 ft
Altitude end1,940 ft
Distance climb2.3 miles
Distance down1.8 miles
Distance flat570 ft
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Routes with this trail
|AES McDowell Mtns Long 2015 race||62.9 miles|
|McDowell's climbing training suffering route||21.3 miles|
|Trans-McDowell Route||38.4 miles|
|West to East McDowell Loop||27.0 miles|
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