AZ Trail - Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead to Sahaurita Rd

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11.9 Miles 19.1 Kilometers


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Singletrack

605' 184 m

Ascent

-604' -184 m

Descent

3,727' 1,136 m

High

3,430' 1,046 m

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2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

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One of the easisest sections of the AZ trail.

Hillary Mathis

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This section of the AZ trail is one of the easiest. It can be ridden as a stand alone out and back ride starting at either the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead or the Sahaurita Rd trailhead, or in conjunction with the sections of AZ trail on either end of it.

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The trail is mostly flat with packed sections of trail to zip you right through. The trail twists and turns and goes up and down to maximize your fun. There are a couple of culverts plenty tall to ride through, as you have to go under I-10 (mile 1.5) and Hwy 83 (mile 5.5).

There really isn't anything descript about parts of this trail, just typical AZ dirt with a few rocks sticking up here and there.

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Feb 22, 2014
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A few of us have done this one several times. As Robert says below. A good rout for beginners or a more relaxing ride for regulars. Fairly smooth section of AZ trail. Going north from Zimmerman is more challenging with a fair number of sections you will likely walk if you are less experienced on technical riding. This was one of my first trails as a single track and it hooked me. Dec 4, 2015


Just some added info I found handy. First time doing the trail today. If you're doing it as an out and back, definitely park at the north side, at the actual Gabe Zimmerman trailhead on Marsh Station Road. It's fun both ways, but that way you have the gradual uphill on the way out and the awesome flowy downhill on the way back! Also, it's a 12.6 mile round trip. It's almost entirely flowy singletrack. It crosses 1 road and has tunnels under two others. There was only 1 spot that i feel could be a little tricky for a beginner. Enjoy! Feb 16, 2016


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