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Bug Springs

 4.5 (35)
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4.6 Miles 7.4 Kilometers


599' 183 m


-1,604' -489 m



Avg Grade (5°)


Max Grade (21°)

6,288' 1,917 m


4,900' 1,493 m


Shared By Ryan Courreges 1


All Clear 4 days ago
Mostly Dry - Water in creek crossings. Trail is dry. History

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A bit of a hike to start, but leads into some of the best downhill singletrack in Tucson.

Ryan Courreges 1

Dogs Unknown

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Begin by heading a ways up the man-made stairs to the top of the ridge before descending into the valley on the other side. You'll encounter a mix of some technical bits, a few switchbacks, and some fun, fast lines through the forest. Then another short run of stairs up to a great view of the range below.

Continue down along the ridge along a long fast section of singletrack to the highway below. From here you can call it quits or continue on to Molino Basin trail just down the road. Bug Springs can also be linked with Green Mountain above for longer days of riding.


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Dec 23, 2018
Tyler Odom
Nov 19, 2018
Tony Anstine
Jul 29, 2018
Hector MO
May 19, 2018
Ryan B
Dec 23, 2017
Amy White
Jun 17, 2017
Andy DeFazio
Lost my front tire and walked it down 1.1mi
Mar 4, 2017
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Feb 7, 2017
Cody Jameson

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  4.5 from 35 votes


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  4.5 from 35 votes
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Absolutely fantastic, super fast decent! Worth every lung busting step at the beginning! May 2, 2018
This trail is great! You can get a shuttle, but the pedal up isn't bad at all (except the cars). While other people can ride all of Bug Springs, I'm not sure why you would want to. It's extremely steep in sections with waterbars. There are really 2 hike-a-bike sections due to steepness and waterbars. The first is from the parking lot. After that you'll get your first descent though some trees and woods. Then the next hike a bike section. From there you're free and clear to the bottom of the trail with a few little climbs thrown in there. Expect tons of alternate lines, and some fast chunky riding. Here's some footage if you're curious to see what the trail looks like.… Feb 1, 2019
A very fun trail! I got bounced around quite a bit on my hardtail, so I recommend a FS trail or enduro bike to handle the many unavoidable rocky sections. In winter the upper section is a little icy, so that's something to watch for. It is mostly techy with some flowy spots near the middle and end of the ride. The descent is worth the hike a bike at the beginning. Feb 9, 2019

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