1.5 miles
Distance
80 ft
Climb
-625 ft
Descent
00:19:46
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #43952 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41331 in E-Biking
    • #90540 in Trail Running
    • #10726 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -545 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,661 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,280 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,206 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,661 ft
  • Grade
    -7.1%
  • Grade max
    -35.2%
  • Grade min
    23.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,089 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    719 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:41
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Status:
on Feb 14, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (12 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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      Upper Javelina Trail Trail Reports

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      Feb 14, 2021 @ 8:20am
      Feb 14, 2021
      Dry and loose, but might always be that way!
      Dec 30, 2020 @ 7:55am
      Dec 30, 2020
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 5:48pm
      Aug 25, 2020
      Running great.
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 108 rides
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      Feb 11, 2021 @ 11:25am
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      Jan 28, 2021 @ 7:25am
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      Jan 28, 2021 @ 7:18am
      Jan 28, 2021
      16 |
      Jan 28, 2021 @ 7:18am
      Jan 28, 2021

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      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      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
      mobboss (Sep 7, 2019 at 9:19)
       Supper fun DH. Much more flowy than wild Mustang, Much recommended
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 2
      andy-legrunge (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]
      • + 1
      bolockaye (Jan 8, 2020 at 23:17)
       My favorite DH in Tucson.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      kraudust (Sep 1, 2020 at 6:50)
       Super fun techy challenge climbing, and an absolute riot descending. Don't listen to any of the negative comments. This trails is sweet! Definitely a true black though.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cbake (Dec 19, 2020 at 20:53)
       Super fun DH. Great trail work on the switchbacks. Highly recommended
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      • + 0
      Josephcain4 (Feb 15, 2021 at 10:07)
       Hard trail for me, really steep and some pretty committing lines. Might try it again with a longer travel bike, but not in a hurry to get back on it. I can see the attraction to some folks, but I'll do Bugs many times before hitting this again.
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      Underexposed EP 4 - Oro Valley, Arizona
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      Upper Javelina Mountain Biking (top) in Tucson
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