A few weeks ago a couple of friends (both who are named Chad) were going down one of the most remote and technical trails in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve when Chad went head first over the handle bars and piled himself into the rocks. I received a call from Non-crashed Chad to help carry him out. While in route, we decided the best plan was to call 911 as Crashed Chad was immobilized, in a… Read More »
This is a video of a recent video of ride by Sean Hahn of West USA Realty on Trail 100 in Phoenix Arizona. The Phoenix Mountain Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States. There are hundreds of miles of trails on over 7000 acres. Sean can be reach at 602-361-6047.
I couldn’t ride my usual Wednesday night mountain bike ride, because it was my son Ryder’s 4th birthday. Happy Birthday Ryder! I decided to go out to the Thursday night mountain bike ride out at F.I.N.S. or Fantasy Island North Singletrack, about an 1 hour 20 minute drive from my house during rush hour. It is located back behind Estrella Mountain Park, around 175th avenue. The sweet single track is worth the drive. The guys… Read More »
I have never ridden the Alta Trail at South Mountain. See below for others comments and reviews.
See below for others comments and reviews.
Another trail for you “freerider” full suspension bikers. It’s a short 1.5 mile trail from top to bottom strewn with big dropoffs, loose rocks and hairpin turns. Very fun! Once you get to the bottom it is 8 miles to the Pima Canyon parking lot on Desert Classic trail (see description above). This trail is a little tough to get to. You can park at Dobbins lookout and ride the paved road down to it… Read More »
South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the world. Located in the south end of the valley, it is one of the city’s favorite recreational areas. Many of the trails below can be combined for making a loop or longer rides. Mormon/National trail is one of my favorite trails in the valley. If your looking for a gnarly downhill or tough climb, this is a great, but difficult trail. There… Read More »
A fun 18 mile out and back trail on the south side of South Mountain. This fast and rolling singletrack is for any skill of rider. The easy to modrate riding is mostly singletrack with rocky sections, short climbs and sand washes. On your way out, South Mountain will be on your right while the Chandler suburbs will be to your left. There are many other trails branching off to get sidetracked, but the trail… Read More »
Yet, another ride for the full suspension riders. This trail is steep with high cliffs over the side of the trail. Big dropoffs, loose rocks, and deep ruts will give you a challenge down this one. I don’t recommend trying to ride up it. There is some very difficult climbing before the downhill starts. Directions: This one is not on the map, but it is there. You need to get to Buena Vista parking lot… Read More »