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Bug Springs

Difficult

Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 599' 183 m
Descent: -1,604' -489 m
High: 6,288' 1,917 m
Low: 4,900' 1,493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Courreges 1

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

Ryan Courreges 1

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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May 14, 2020
Mike B
Feb 3, 2020
Matt Ivons
Sep 9, 2019
Rob Gonzalez
Jun 9, 2019
Manu Singh
7mi — 3h 00m
May 13, 2019
Lost Justpastnowhere
Dec 23, 2018
Tyler Odom
Nov 19, 2018
Tony Anstine
Jul 29, 2018
Hector MO

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 42 votes

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in Tucson

#122

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  4.4 from 42 votes
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#9

in Arizona

#122

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Good fun near the bottom of Bug Springs
Mar 30, 2018 near Tanque…, AZ
From the ridge on Bugs Springs trail.
Jan 2, 2017 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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