Arizona Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

10.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Arroyo Trail

0.3 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Bow & Arrow Trail

0.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Buffalo Park Loop

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Cedar Trail

1.36 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt

Chino Valley Peavine Trail

5.8 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Dreamy Draw Bikeway

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete

Fisher Point Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Foxglenn Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Cinder, Concrete, Dirt

Indian Springs Trail

7.5 mi
State: AZ
Gravel

Iron King Trail

4.1 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Iron Springs Railroad Trail

4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone, Dirt

JWP Trail

2.1 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt

Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

3.6 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Mars Hill Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel

Patagonia Train Track Trail

2 mi
State: AZ
Dirt

Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

6 mi
State: AZ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Railroad Grade Trail (AZ)

19 mi
State: AZ
Cinder

Route 66 Trail

4.9 mi
State: AZ
Concrete
Accordion

Sinclair Wash Trail

5.7 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

Southwest Crossing Trail

0.6 mi
State: AZ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Switzer Canyon Trail

1.25 mi
State: AZ
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Switzer Wash Trail

0.4 mi
State: AZ
Crushed Stone

Tunnel Springs Trail

1.9 mi
State: AZ
Dirt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 miles long and passes through the middle of town between Interstate 40 and Route 66. The trail's surface varies from paved to gravel and...
AZ 10.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.
AZ 0.3 mi Gravel
The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and...
AZ 0.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you...
AZ 2 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry...
AZ 1.36 mi Concrete, Dirt
The Chino Valley Peavine Trail offers a north-south route through the central Arizona town of Chino Valley, which lies about 15 miles north of the larger city of Prescott. The dirt pathway is best for...
AZ 5.8 mi Dirt
The Dreamy Draw Bikeway passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix, offering ample scenery and access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The trail begins at a residential neighborhood...
AZ 2.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to...
AZ 0.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main...
AZ 1.9 mi Cinder, Concrete, Dirt
The Indian Springs Trail is a wide, gravel path that loops through a portion of the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests. Beginning in a meadow, the trail quickly enters a dense forest of pine and...
AZ 7.5 mi Gravel
The Iron King Trail begins in the community of Granville and heads west for an enjoyable 4.1-mile adventure. The trail's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with Prescott...
AZ 4.1 mi Dirt
The Iron Springs Railroad Trail (a.k.a. Forest Trail 332) lies within Prescott National Forest west of the city of Prescott, AZ. The hilly trail is around 6,000 feet in elevation and winds through the...
AZ 4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects...
AZ 2.1 mi Asphalt
In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of...
AZ 3.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
For a challenging desert adventure, travel the Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail in northwest Arizona. The trail occupies the corridor of the historic Mohave and Milltown Railroad, a private narrow...
AZ 7 mi Ballast
The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which...
AZ 2 mi Dirt
To say that the connected rail-trails of Prescott are oases in sun-baked, north-central Arizona is no exaggeration. Wherever water touches this arid landscape—and it does along the Peavine and Iron...
AZ 6 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The entire route of the Railroad Grade Trail follows a historic railroad corridor, offering gentle climbs and stunning views. The railroad formerly hauled logs from various parts of the Apache...
AZ 19 mi Cinder
The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66...
AZ 4.9 mi Concrete
Accordion
Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail...
AZ 5.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels...
AZ 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate...
AZ 1.25 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.
AZ 0.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad...
AZ 1.9 mi Dirt, Gravel

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Recent Trail Reviews

Queen Creek Wash Trail

Great Path

September, 2022 by garyhunter

This path is awesome. It is asphalt, very smooth and well maintained. It can be busy at times and is a multipurpose trail where portions can’t be used for any motorized vehicles. So if you walk, road bike, mountain bike, or use a trike, it a great path!

Queen Creek Wash Trail

Trail was amazing and beautiful scenery along the way. Parks, neighborhoods and wildlife along the path. Very busy on the weekend but we'll worth it!

August, 2022 by petrif

Trail was amazing and beautiful scenery along the way. Parks, neighborhoods and wildlife along the path. Very busy on the weekend but we'll worth it!

Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

Mountain Bike Only

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

Very steep rough trail. We could not ride with our city e bikes.

Accordion

Stadium Connector Shared Use Pathway

Mostly separate from traffic

July, 2022 by kkypmpdgst

Nice path that is separate from traffic for most of the ride. It’s a smaller two lane path with a curb and reflective markers where it meets the road. There is a small portion of it that cuts through a residential neighborhood with speed bumps and no marked bike lane, but there’s not enough vehicle traffic to cause much issue. Once you hit Alma School or Dobson you’ll take a path along the canal to the other respective intersection. If you intend to continue riding to Riverview park, you’ll need to cross a six lane road with a crosswalk. A marked street bike lane will take you the rest of the way, albeit with no barriers

Grand Canyon Greenway

The Greenways should have separate entries.

June, 2022 by bmyer

One) The Tusayan to Grand Canyon Village Greenway seems like a good idea, but the execution is lacking. I rode from the Village toward Tusayan after much difficulty actually locating the Greenway in the Village because the signage is non-existent. Once I stumbled upon the Greenway, I found the asphalt surface to be far from smooth. I was frustrated enough with the jarring ride that upon reaching the Grand Canyon south entrance station, I rode back to the village along the highway, State Route 64. Two) The Greenway within Grand Canyon Village is somewhat acceptable, but don't expect to have a leisurely, smooth and uninterrupted ride with the pavement cracks and starts and stops every time you intersect a roadway. With the low speed limit, I found it smoother, more comfortable, safe enough and just as easy to simply ride to the right along the roadways. Granted, I am comfortable riding in traffic and always use bright colored clothing with flashers on the front and rear of the bike.

Western Canal Path

Great Trail

June, 2022 by denise9112

This is a long trail. Start early to beat the heat because the Heat almost got us and that was returning 9:39 am It’s all paved but most of it is open hardly any trees to block the Sun.. So your exposed.. But being paved gentle on the bike and us.

Eastern Canal Path

Great ride

June, 2022 by denise9112

This is a good long ride! Some areas really bumpy not all of it is paved.. Take lots of water and snacks. Me and my friend stopped at a park to rest on the side and refuel. Always have a partner there are homeless people along the way.. Be safe not for beginners.

Golf Links-Aviation Path

Cool place to take kids on a bike ride!

June, 2022 by rockiesvacations

The Rattlesnake Bridge is really cool and neat for kids. This area is easy access to 4th Avenue which is a mauve, cool bar and grungy student section. BikeArizona.org of The Arizona Bicycle Association ranks the Tucson Loop as the number one biking trail in the state of Arizona. Great place to take kids.

Grand Canyon Greenway

Visitors Center to Hermits Rest

May, 2022 by jacmar1

We drove up from Flagstaff on a day trip to ride the Grand Canyon Greenway.The earlier the better as the tourists are back in force.We parked at the Visitors Center and headed west.We were there in April so the heat was not a problem but pay attention to the wind direction and strength which with the altitude can require more effort for those from lower elevations.The trails to the area restricted to just bus traffic are pleasant and when the restricted road begins keep in mind the tourist buses will not pass you when you are peddling and you must come to a full stop for them to pass!!Not what you may want to do on a occaisionaly sharp grade and to make matters more challenging there are not paved shoulders which allow for a place to pull over.That being said the ride and views are well worth the effort{no e-bikes for us yet} and a visit to Hermits Rest is a quite special stop to refuel.The road back east is a steady uphill grade so a tailwind its preferred!Enjoy the unique ride and watch the weather forecasts.

Grand Canyon Greenway

World-class views!

April, 2022 by bluegrasslass

WINDY, so bring a windbreaker. Use sunscreen against the intense sunlight. Smooth, paved trail with lots of places to stop and soak up the beauty of the mighty Grand Canyon. We arrived at 10:30 am and by the time we left several hours later it was getting people-ly. Definitely a slow pedal to enjoy this natural wonder.

Arizona Canal Path

AZ Canal Path from N Hayden Rd to Lower Salt River Rec Area

April, 2022 by peasenh

We rode the AZ Canal Trail on a Mt Bike and my wife on a Trike Recumbent. Started at Bashas on Hayden Rd and headed east. The ride was approx 16.5 miles one way; we had lunch in the shade at the Lower Salt River Rec Area Park. We were "very lucky" and saw 4 wild horses just south west of the Granite Reef Dam. CAUTION: Ride only the South Side of the canal and be sure to have plenty of water, no potable water sources or shade anywhere along the canal. However, there are a few dispersed porta-potties. We attempted a few portions on the canal's north-side trail but encountered locked gates and fences. The surface is not suitable for skinny tires.

Sonoqui Wash Trail

Nice Short Ride On a Warm Sunny Day

April, 2022 by rmp49

GPS brought us to intersection of Ellsworth and Riggs Rd. Turning left on Riggs and proceeding approximately 1/4mi, there is a small parking area directly across from the arena and equestrian center. Nice short ride on concrete and asphalt. Signage showed the trail closed from now until 4/28, but very few construction workers and they let us pass and onto the trail. No shade. No potties.

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