Arizona Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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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
Accordion

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 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

5.5 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

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
Accordion
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's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with the Peavine Trail. From the Peavine, turn right at the fork at Point of Rocks and hop on the Iron King Trail where you...
AZ 4 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 5.5 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
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

Skunk Creek Trail

Great App

July, 2017 by noraanaya2000

Love it!! It has so much details.

Consolidated Canal Path

I'll Be Back...

June, 2017 by blackapps.44

Decided to try this trail instead of driving to the hills and I'll definitely be back. It was hot, few people on the path and the short section I followed was easy to navigate across various intersections. Best of all, one of the parks on Ocotillo had decent restrooms (and I'll remember to park there next time).

Grand Canal Path

Poor maintenance, glass everywhere

May, 2017 by robindkrause

I've only lived in Phoenix a few months now but after several outings I can confidently review this trail. Compared to the Arizona Canal Path, which roughly parallels the Grand Canal (farther north), the Grand Canal is terrible. At first I was going to say that it had been neglected by the city. After my ride today, I'd say more accurately that the city has essentially abandoned it, at least for most of its length. Basically, this path has become a corridor for the homeless. There is glass everywhere, as well as trash. The pavement, for much of its length is in really poor condition.

On the plus side, the canal does get you away from traffic. Well, sort of. With the exception of crossings at major highways such as the 202 and Hwy 51, there are no tunnels under or bridges over major roadways. Trying to cross 7th Ave, 7th St and others is impossible during the week without having to detour to crosswalks. On Sundays, I might consider changing my review to 3 stars because you can usually cross the road.

The Arizona Canal path (mentioned above) has tunnels at all the major roadways, much better pavement, less trash, less glass and goes through more areas with services such as restaurants and convenience stores. Don't bother with the Grand Canal until Phoenix decides to spend some money to upgrade.

Accordion

Eastern Canal Path

2nd use of this path

May, 2017 by tompalmerappr

Had already done S part of path, so started at Elliot and rode N to Broadway and back.

Parked at elementary school at Elliott & Greenfield, rode wide sidewalk E to path. Nice asphalt path, fair amount of walkers/joggers/cyclists on weekend, older asphalt Southern to Broadway, then gravel so turned around.

Nice and scenic, easy road crossings, goes under the 60, will ride this path again.

New River Trail

Good trail, but still needs loose terrain.

May, 2017 by georgeudg

The trail is great to cruise, but I really wish it had loose terrain to practice MTB tecniques and skills. Although concrete is good, but getting dirty on the dirt is even better.

Skunk Creek Trail

wonderful trail

April, 2017 by my7rhvn_tl

I ride my bike multiple times per week on this trail. I use both Skunk Creek Trail and New River Trail. They connect and both are excellent trails! The trail is asphalt and concrete. There is a lot of vegetation and wildlife to see. I just wish it would go further west so I could ride to the trail and not have to drive there

State Route 51 Trail

The east side of Phoenix

April, 2017 by hosdelagdo1

This is a nice fully paved trail that runs parallel to the AZ 51 Fwy. There are a lot of places to pick up this trail, but I recommend parking right off of 40th St and union hills and starting at the bridge right there.
There is a huge parking lot at the batting cages on that intersection and a small sidewalk that takes you straight to the bridge.
From there you can either head north towards the 101 and connect to the w211s trail or head south towards Paradise valley Mall.
I took the trail as far south as it goes and ended up at the golf course on Cactus and Paradise village parkway.
There are some fun but also exhausting bridges that you have to cross on your way there and those are the highlight of the trip.
I'll¿ ride this again next time I want to go to PV Mall.

Cave Creek Wash Trail

A different view of phoenix

April, 2017 by hosdelagdo1

Some people may not like this trail and that's okay. This trail had its share of transients, litter and grafitti, but it's not without its charm.
The cave Creek wash trail runs from Union hills just between 7th avenue and central and runs till it intersects with the AZ canal trail around 32nd and Dunlap.
On this ride you will experience lots of different sights. The trail cuts through a few neighborhoods at first and give you glimpses into various people's yards, but once you get closer to 19th ave it changes shape and then you're riding past golf courses, parks, businesses and even a theme park.
Overall I would recommend this trail to everyone. This trail is Phoenix in a nutshell.

Julian Wash Greenway

Would have been a 5 if more scenery - a great trail!

April, 2017 by acannefax

This trail, as noted, is part of what is called "The Loop" that is being developed by Tucson. It will eventually be 131 miles. They even have "The Loop" jerseys, arm warmers and leg warmers for sale! I stuck to the Julian Wash Greenway, but could have easily caught connecting parts of the trail. A woman who rode with me for a bit had already been riding 30 miles on the trails. I started riding at Thomas Jay regional park and went west. It goes about 9 miles west. The first parts are fairly scenic, passing 2 or 3 more parks, but then it gets a bit urban - having to cross several major intersections. However - the trail is very well marked, and the intersections are at traffic lights, so the crossings are safe. I then came back and went about 2.5 miles east. This again, was a bit scenic but not much. The pavement is awesome, it is nice and wide, with lots of friendly cyclists on the trail. Thanks to Tucson for doing this!!!

Grand Canyon Greenway

Great entry to the Grand Canyon

March, 2017 by jeff.rockow

Brought our bikes up from Flagstaff to ride this pleasant back woods path into the Grand Canyon. Free parking next to the IMAX theater at the trailhead. Nice meandering ride far from all the cars and people. Hardly any other bike traffic too on this Wednesday afternoon. As the previous reviewer states, once at the Canyon you can't ride next to the rim in the most congested areas; but even then, lock your bike and walk 20 feet to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world! The trip to the Canyon is an overall 500ft rise which makes the trip back very easy - lots of coasting. Avoid the entrance fee and the lines for shuttle buses. This is the way to go. Enjoy!

Eastern Canal Path

Closed?

March, 2017 by stephens_doug15

The South end of this path seems to be closed. We tried to ride it this morning (3/15/17) and could not access it from the south. It's gated and locked.

Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

Whoa What A Trail

March, 2017 by heochief

We rode this trail in March of 2017. This was all in part with the Iron King Trail. This trail is a simple short ride that has moderate hills and offers spectacular scenery throughout. The dells were my favorite. There is also a side trail near the West Trailhead that will take you to the opposite side of the lake, The view there is just as spectacular. The trail is in great condition and nominal traffic. A hidden gem in Arizona.

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