Mountain Biking

Oak Creek Loop

Oak Creek (Sedona)

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Bell Rock Pathway", costs $5 /day.

Time: 3.5 hours

13

1840

Hard

Arizona Trail (San Francisco Peaks)

Flagstaff

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: shuttle up to as far north on the 180 as you want, take a forest road east until you meet the trail and take the AZ-Trail all the way down into town. "FR418 & Freedline Rd"

Time: 3-4 hours

12

-1750

Moderate

South Mountain Loop

Southwest Phoenix

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Beverly Canyon Trailhead" or E. Pima Canyon Rd. - you will almost always find parking here.

Time: 2 hours

Tip: Avoid Ridgeline, too hard!

9

1550

Hard

San Tan Loop

Queen Creek

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Goldmine Trailhead" - limited spots and busy, costs $5 /day.

Time: 2.5 hours

11

1400

Easy

Hawes Loop

East Mesa

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Hawes Trail System Entrance" - limited parking and busy. You can also park off Power Rd. under the 202 Red Mountain or CVS a mile before the entrance.

Time: 2 hours

11

1500

Moderate

Gold Canyon Loop

East Mesa/Gold Canyon

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Hieroglyphic Trailhead" - very limited parking and busy.

Time: 2.5 hours

13

1100

Moderate

Papago Park Loop

Tempe

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Lopiano Park" - limited parking but never too busy.

Time: 1-1.5 hours

7

700

Easy

Los Burros

Pinetop/Show Low

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: (34.126163, -109.798478) - limited parking but never fills up.

Time: 2.5-3.5 hours

Tip: take Chipmonk Connector to where it intersects with Los Burros and go counter-clockwise.

13

1900

Moderate

Brown's Ranch Loop

(North) Scottsdale/Cave Creek

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "Browns Ranch Trailhead" - tons of parking.

Time: 2.5 hours

14

1200

Easy

McDowell Mountain Loop

Fountain Hills

ft. gain/loss

difficulty

mile(s)

Directions/Parking: "McDowell Mountain Regional Park" - tons of parking areas that never completely fill up.

Time: 2.5 hours

15

1241

Easy

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