Please turn on JavaScript and try again. For more information, visit the Phoenix Parks and Recreation website. South Mountain hosts one of the meanest, nastiest, most painful, and most awesome, fun trail networks anywhere. Access: Start from Warpaint Dr. Access Trailhead. Follow Piedras Dr. to connect to Kiwanis Trailhead. guidelines before visiting the trail. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time! Do it Right." second time trail running. Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. I suppose there may be one or two who would night ride with headlamps when it cools down to the mid 90s. MTB Project is built by riders like you. Too rocky and very steep and unmarked in the middle. 881' Up Riding it in July with 114F is next to suicidal thing. 15.6 km pretty crazy drops and stuff, the most hardcore trail in phoenix. If you find yourself in the Phoenix are, you need to ride at least the Mormon/National loop at South Mountain. Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. Access: Start at Telegraph Pass Trailhead. 317.46 m Up Review "Take a Hike. Travel south on Mormon Trail and proceed to National Trail. The descent will most definitely test your riding skills and upper body strength but it will also leave you grinning for days and wanting for more. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of South Mountain Park / National Trail bike trail in Phoenix. Otherwise, a nice day for a hike. To reach the National Trail along the ridgeline, continue across the road and climb the steep switchbacks to reach the saddle in the mountain just east of “Goat Hill.”. National Trail is the gem of South Mountain and home to the infamous Waterfall. what you know about this area! Rocky trail thru a hot dry piece of desert. Chuckwalla lizards are common here, 2nd largest lizard in AZ. Share Being a jerk / offensive? Beverly Canyon Trail will have some short rocky and steep areas that cross the Pima Canyon area on the way to meeting the Desert Classic Trail on the south side of South Mountain. Add Your Recommended Routes, 17.5 mi Access: Start at the Park Main Entranced. Hike the extension trail that leads to Dobbins Lookout and be rewarded with a magnificent view of the valley below. I found that 5L of water isn't enough if you climb up by yourself. Climbers can take two strenuous trails to the peak and leave their chalky handprints on the granite “hump” of Camelback Mountain. I really hope to get back out here now that I know what I'm doing. Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails near Phoenix, AZ, Spring Break Singletrack Trek, Part III: Phoenix Phun Phase Two. I'll be riding this again before I leave the PHX area and start my commute back to the great white north. Nice little hike. Proceed to Telegraph Pass Trail. From this road, proceed to Holbert Trailhead to continue onto Holbert Trail. The climbs are short and punchy but not sustained. I loved this trail, if you like rock gardens you will too, very techy in some areas, up and down, it had some short but difficult climbs due to rocks and it got my heart rate up, but after completing the entire trail I still had some energy in reserve. I've ridden and raced in 49 states and nearly every country that hosts major mtb competitions and few trails are as enjoyable as this one. Add Your Trails, MTB Project is built by riders like you. Ramada Usage in South Mountain Park/Preserve: *** Due to COVID-19, ramadas are temporarily CLOSED. What few plants there are, only the brittlebush is soft. Best Bike Trails | Every time I ride National I … difficulty rating. 881' Down Access: Start from the Area 620 Trailhead. Infrastructure Improvement Project Information: South Mountain Park/Preserve10919 S. Central Ave. Pima Canyon Trailhead*4800 E. Pima Canyon Rd. Spam? The mountains overlook downtown Phoenix, AZ. Not easy, more moderate then anything. Both require expert skills and fitness. 708.64 m Down, MTB Project is built by riders like you. The trail will start out easy and flat, then ascend up and traverse the hills behind the ranger station. The Holbert Trail also provides a route to connect with the National Trail just east of the T.V. • The South Mountain Preserve is part of the Phoenix Parks System and is the second largest municipal park in the world. It gets a little difficult on the national trail. Do the crazy ups and downs first, then the smooth sailin’ last, especially in the morning. Desert Foothills Trailhead14251 S. Desert Foothills Pkwy. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. The Phoenix Mountains Preserve includes several parks and peaks offering outdoor recreation to hikers and bikers of all skill levels. Travel south on Mormon Trail  to turn left onto Mormon Loop Trail. Make sure you bring plenty of water my friend and I ran out of water with 6 miles to go. Please view the information provided by the links below to learn more about reserving a ramada. Definitely moderate/ hard with amazing views! It is a 1/2 mile walk from the San Juan gate to the start of the trail on the north side of the road. Best Mountain Biking Trails in South Mountain Preserve. Definitely a good trail would do it again and it has lots of hills but lots of flat land too but it’s overall a good trail to do. Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. Proceed to Warpaint Loop Trail. South Mountain Park/Preserve 10919 S. Central Ave. Main Entrance 10211 S. Central Ave. Pima Canyon Trailhead* 4800 E. Pima Canyon Rd. Start a visit at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, hike, bike and ride more than 58 miles of trails, or follow the road to the top of the mountain for spectacular views. The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the Laveen, AZ From Ma Ha Tauk Trail, turn left to proceed to Crosscut Trail. Continue on Stephen Mather Dr. and at the first four-way intersection, take a left. Take another left onto Piedras Dr. Loved the tunnel. Great trail! There are a lot of line options whether climbing or descending. At over 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is one of the largest municipal parks in the country. It helped us avoid the sun. This is definitely full suspension territory. From Kiwanis Trailhead, proceed to Kiwanis Trail. For more information, visit the Phoenix Parks … Get Instagram-worthy pics at the iconic Hole-in-the-Rock formation. This trail is unforgiving. Access: Start at Mormon Trailhead to connect to Mormon Trail. South Mountain Park/Preserve Biking. Do yourself a favor and ride this trail. Get our emails with the biggest events, deals and other cool things in the Greater Phoenix area. This trail offers a steady climb to the upper areas of South Mountain Park. Gate. This is about an injury or accident Alta Trail is steep on both ends as it rises to the crest of the Ma Ha Tuak Range in South Mountain Park. Summit Road, a scenic, 5.5-mile ride from the main park entrance. South Mountain offers 58 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking for all ability levels, many of which were constructed in the early 1930s. Proceed to hike on San Juan Rd. It'll kick your rear -- and you'll like it! Trails located on the same side of the South Mountain preserve as Avance—perfect for a quick morning hike before heading off to work: Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout (Length: 3.8 miles. I never tire of National. Would recommend full suspension and use gnar gnar tours to shuttle you to the top. Please explain. Continue on Stephen Mather Dr. through the first four-way intersection. Not for the faint of heart!