1 miles
Distance
187 ft
Climb
-199 ft
Descent
00:12:08
Avg time

The Chutes Details

  • Riding Area
    Catalina State Park / 50-Year
    Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #18283 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is a series of very fun packed dirt chutes, rolling uphills, and a few optional small drops. The downhill is extremely fun and flowy but also fairly short. You will end in a sandy wash, cross this and the climbing trail will be to your left. The dirt in the chutes is prone to erosion, so after heavy rains or heavy use the trails tend to get rutted out.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Chutes bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,118 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,290 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,278 ft
  • Grade
    -0.203%
  • Grade max
    -82.244%
  • Grade min
    32.93%
  • Distance climb
    2,991 ft
  • Distance down
    2,549 ft
  • Distance flat
    423 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:08
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (4 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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      The Chutes Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 9:11am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Perfect packed and fast!
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 11:13am
      Oct 16, 2018
      A lot of rain the night before made the trails rutted in spots but didnt get muddy, just packed hero sand.
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:24am
      Jun 16, 2018
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 8:27am
      Jan 7, 2018
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 9:19pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Fun. Some minor breaking bumps
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 85 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:43pm
      Apr 26, 2015
      The Chutes, Oro Valley

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag adventuredorks (Jan 18, 2018 at 10:54)
       Super fun, short swoopy ride! Think Jurassic park water slides without the water. Love it! We started at the 50 year trailhead, rode to The Chutes then back down 50 year for an 11km romp. Great for an early eve ride or loop it twice to get those miles in.
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