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Bug Springs

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 4.4 (48)

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


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Map Key

4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

Singletrack

6,288' 1,917 m

High

4,900' 1,493 m

Low

599' 183 m

Up

1,604' 489 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

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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Ryan Courreges 1

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 48 votes

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#135

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From the ridge on Bugs Springs trail.
Jan 2, 2017 near Tanque…, AZ
Good fun near the bottom of Bug Springs
Mar 30, 2018 near Tanque…, AZ
FROM FOREST TO DESERT! | Riding Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona!
Feb 24, 2019 near Tanque…, AZ
Best part of Bug Springs is the portion that goes through the woods! Fast and smooth in comparison to the technical washed out rocky parts everywhere else.
Sep 16, 2018 near Tanque…, AZ
Great spot for a break.
Sep 16, 2018 near Tanque…, AZ
Bug Springs Trailhead.
Jan 2, 2017 near Tanque…, AZ

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Mar 20, 2021
Matt Lewandowski
The hike a bike sections were more painful then I though, but some great singletrack downhill style. Natural kickers ready for riders to catch air.
Feb 24, 2021
Chris S
Dec 29, 2020
Magellan Rubin
Nov 25, 2020
Casey O'Neill
4.3mi — 0h 49m
May 14, 2020
Mike B
Feb 3, 2020
Matt Ivons
Sep 9, 2019
Rob Gonzalez
Jun 9, 2019
Manu Singh
7mi — 3h 00m