Holbert Trail – South Mountain

Dawn your crash pads and full boinger for this one. This one is usually only shuttled, unless you want to hike back up the mountain 2 miles. Probably the most technical trail on South Mountain, Chris broke his hand and another friend broke an arm on this one. Get ready for huge drop offs, loose rocks and switchbacks with an abyss awaiting your mistakes. As always on South Mountain, watch out for hikers! Directions: Central… Read More »

South Mountain Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map 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. At over 16,000 acres, it boasts 51 miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels. The park/preserve’s main entrance is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hours vary at other trailhead locations; check… Read More »

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 »

White Tank Regional Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valleys west side. The range, deeply serrated with ridges and canyons, rises sharply from its base to peak at over 4,000 feet. Infrequent heavy rains cause flash floodwaters to plunge through the canyons and pour onto the plain. These torrential flows, pouring down… Read More »

Estrella Mountain Regional Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Estrella Mountain Regional Park These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes a large wetland, or riparian, area. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers. The Sierra… 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 »

Phoenix Mountain Preserve Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Surrounding the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak, the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area are gateways into diverse desert that offers everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. You don’t have to fight crowds on the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail to enjoy the area — the area boasts dozens of miles of trails to enjoy the glory of the Sonoran Desert in relative solitude. An assortment of… Read More »