Trail 100 – Phoenix Mountain Preserve Mountain Bike Ride

Our Wednesday mountain bike was at Trail 100 this week. Tysen, Ramon and I started our ride at 6:15. The temperature wasn’t that bad, but the humidity was high. The monsoons were all around us, but never quite reaching us. We started at the parking lot on 40th and Shea, leaving the parking lot to the south. Tysen started out at a blistering pace. Ramon and I were suffering while trying to stay on his… Read More »

Trail 100 – Phoenix Mountain Preserves Ride

Went on a short mountain bike ride in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves today with Wil and his friend Chris. It was my first time mountain bike riding with Chris. We parked at the Tatum trail parking lot, took trail 100 to trail 8 and up to Perl Charles 1A. 1A is a great trail. Great singletrack and some good technical sections. We hooked up to the main Trail 100 and bombed down to Dreamy Draw… 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 »

Trail 100 Review – Phoenix Mountain Preserve

This is a fun singletrack ride in the middle of Phoenix located in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. This is a pretty easy to moderate trail consisting of rocky, rolling singletrack with some steep climbs. A good 21 mile out and back ride from the Tatum and Tomahawk parking lot. Most of the trail is clearly marked with posts with some tunnels that go under the freeway. There are plenty of other trails that branch off… Read More »

Perl Charles Memorial Trail 1A – Phoenix Mountain Preserve

This is a technical singletrack loop with some very steep up and down sections located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. This trail is for advanced riders who like to bleed and leave their skin on rocks once in a while. It can be incorporated into your Trail 100 ride (see above description) or done as a 4.8 mile loop from the Dreamy Draw Recreation Center. As always with rides in the Phoenix area, the views… Read More »

Cave Creek Regional Park Trail Reviews

View Larger Map Cave Creek Regional Park Located north of Phoenix, this 2,922-acre park sits in the upper Sonoran Desert. Ranging in elevation from 2,000 feet to 3,060, this desert oasis provides any hiker and equestrian majestic views. The Go John Trail loops around a mountain to provide the illusion of being miles away from civilization. In the 1870s, fever stricken gold seekers staked their dreams on the jasper-studded hills. Guided trails to these sites… Read More »