Pima and Dynamite Trail Reviews

At the crossroads of Pima and Dynamite you will find cars and trucks with bike racks parked off in the dirt. This is the starting point for over 100 miles of singletrack. Out in extreme North Scottsdale in the middle of some of the most beautiful sonoran desert you can find, is singletrack for all types of riders. Be sure to take alot of water. The singletrack is all over the place out there. Most… Read More »

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

View Larger Map Nestled in the lower Verde River basin, the 21,099-acre park is a desert jewel in the northeast Valley. Elevations in the park rise to 3,000 feet along the western boundary at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Visitors enjoy a full program schedule, over 50 miles of multiuse trails, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges. A stroll through the park will allow visitors to likely see deer, javelina, birds, and… Read More »

McDowell Competitive Track – McDowell Mountain Regional Park

On January 10th 1998 McDowell Park opened the 1st of 3 loops of a new competitive track at the park. Today, the track offers three loops totaling 15 miles: one for the experts, one for intermediate riders, and one for the average rider. Each loop offers a variety of obstacles to test the riders skills. The track consists of steep inclines, swooping turns, technical descents, and rugged terrain. This competitive track is geared for mountain… Read More »

Pemberton – McDowell Mountain Regional Park

The 15.3 mile trail has been altered within the last year. There used to be a very rocky climb and the middle section was filled with fun whoop de doos. Both of these sections have been removed. The trail starts with a short gradual decline to a 4 mile very gradual climb. Then it hits the new section with mostly flat riding. The last 8 mile section is my favorite. It is a double track… Read More »

Hawes Trail Network Reviews

Hawes Road Loop is one of the most beautiful trails in the valley. Also, it is one of my favorites. The ride starts with a good warm up on pavement then turns into fast twisting singletrack. The mileage can vary depending on which route you take. Park in Walgreen’s parking lot at the corner of Thomas road and Power road. Ride north on Power. Just as you pass over the canal the trailhead is on… Read More »

Usery Mountain Regional Park

View Larger Map Located on the Valley’s east side, this park takes in 3,648 acres set at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The… Read More »

Pass Mountain – Usery Mountain Regional Park

by Dan Garrison Pass Mountain is the largest feature in Usery Park, and offers the most challenging riding of all the Park’s trails. Pass Mountain also offers one of the more popular hiking destinations, Wind Cave. As the name suggests, Pass Mountain Trail circumnavigates Pass Mountain, and can be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise. It is moderately aerobic and technical, and suited to riders with intermediate or better skills. Access to the trailhead can be accomplished… Read More »

Blevins – Usery Mountain Regional Park

by John V. Vrabec I am new to mountain biking and thoroughly enjoyed this trail. You could probably call this a beginner’s trail, but there are enough challenges to learn the ropes very quickly. Bunny hopping over logs and traversing through the washes was great fun and no steep climbs at all. Elevation change is around 100 feet overall. Rating: Skill: Beginner Season: Fall, Winter, Spring Mileage: 2.9

Lost Dutchman Loops Trail Reviews

View Larger Map by Roy “Cozmic Coyote” Edwards Although these trails are still being put together on existing Mule & Horse trails there is a mostly Single Trac Loop from Brown Road south crossing University near the Apache Junction Fire Department south on single trac to Broadway Road and coming out near Desert Vista Elemenntary School all the way south to US-60 and back on another set of trails. To START take Brown Road East… Read More »