1 miles
Distance
137 ft
Climb
-700 ft
Descent
00:17:20
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Marana Trails
    Marana, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32256 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Town of Marana

This trail is better accessed from the bottom near the Golf House. Accessing through the Ritz will make for a long HAB to the junction. Upper Javalina is a short steep climb. Technical skills and deep lungs are required to clear the climb in the saddle. This trail is very, very rocky so line choice is key. Because of the open visibility of the trail it can be ridden at a very fun pace. There are a few small drops, pinches, and rolls. A couple jumps and even a few rock faced switchback berms towards the lower half. A few extra PSI in the tires wouldn't be a bad idea.

Access Info

On the map, Start at the end and ride this trail as a out and back.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Javelina Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -564 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,655 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,289 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,655 ft
  • Grade
    -7.364%
  • Grade max
    -36.094%
  • Grade min
    33.166%
  • Distance climb
    1,756 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    313 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:36
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Status:
on Apr 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Upper Javelina Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 1, 2020 @ 9:48am
      Apr 1, 2020
      For the more skilled riders. Almost everything is rideable/ cleanable especially if you have some trials skills. All is rideable on the way down...
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 12:48pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 2:35pm
      Dec 22, 2019
      A good technical DH trail. Definitely would not recommend riding this uphill.
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 9:00am
      Dec 22, 2019
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 10:27am
      Dec 21, 2019
      Riding fantastic, tread nicely packed and chunk not too loose.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:15pm
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      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:14pm
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      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      78 |
      Mar 10, 2020 @ 6:55am
      Mar 10, 2020

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag madriaanse (Oct 10, 2014 at 19:07)
       Hike/ride up from the metal gate (marked "end" on the map) and then ride it from the peak back down the same way you came up. Very fun trail. Kinda DH.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      flag LukeSimmons (Mar 17, 2019 at 0:02)
       Not for beginners.. unless you like hiking your bike up and barely riding it down.. hikers and singletrack of this difficulty are a tough combo
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Andrewlryder (Jan 3, 2020 at 14:02)
       It's marked as a black diamond, dude.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mobboss (Sep 7, 2019 at 9:19)
       Supper fun DH. Much more flowy than wild Mustang, Much recommended
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Pinsx3 (Sep 27, 2019 at 18:41)
       This was really fun. After Washington I really wanted pads. No soft loamy landings into cuddly ferns. Just shale and fractured granite. Great ride. Way better starting at the bottom so you can figure out lines on some features
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Andrewlryder (Dec 21, 2019 at 17:23)
       Such a badass downhill combined with Wild Mustang, well worth the challenging approach options. Steep chunk and switchbacks along the lines of Millie/Bugs with these rad rock-bermed switchbacks near the bottom. Fully rideable as a descent for reasonably skilled riders. Uphill is a different story.

      Please be cool coming down, there are usually a few hikers out here. Not crowded by any means but stay in control.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bolockaye (Jan 8, 2020 at 23:17)
       My favorite DH in Tucson.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag phoenixbiker (Jul 4, 2020 at 10:30)
       This is not a mountain bike trail! Awful. Stay away! This is a hiking trail.
      [Reply]

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