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50 Year Trail Segment

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6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


720' 219 m


-165' -50 m



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3,201' 976 m


2,643' 805 m


Shared By Hillary Mathis


All Clear 65 days ago
Dry - Nice rocky climb to the golder ranch trailhead and a sweet bumpy decent back to camp. The views are incredible. History

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A rocky climb from Catalina up to Golder Ranch.

Hillary Mathis

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You can start at the Chase Bank on Oracle across the street from Catalina State Park, or drive in to the Park and park at the equestrian area. There is a fee to get in to the park. The trail climbs from the equestrian area to the gate at the park boundary. The trail is not very technical, but it is rocky.

Once at the gate, the trail climbs just a bit more and then smoothly descends on singletrack to the road below the Golder Ranch parking lot. You can either take the road up to the parking lot to meet your buddies, or take the singletrack straight up to the Chutes.


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Dec 1, 2018
Andrew R
In n Out to 50 year to Chutes loop and back 21.9mi
Mar 27, 2018
Teddy Atkins
Jan 19, 2018
Jose Perez
Dec 8, 2017
JayJay Kuo
catalina sp entrance to green cow gate and back
Dec 3, 2017
Tom Pihl
Rocky climb but beautiful views as a reward
Oct 16, 2017
Donny Price
Aug 5, 2017
Luis Cruz Martínez
Apr 4, 2017
Kurt Kaufman

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Left from the state park. There's a bypass that starts at a gate at park boundary. It eliminates an ugly section of 50 year trail. Bypass is bumpy for a mile or so but after it crosses an old road the single track becomes smooth and flowy all the way into Golder Ranch. Keep going and do the Chutes. Less than 19 miles back to the park. 50 year segment has been getting some work done on it. Mar 8, 2017
Who ever the Douche' Bag is that did the trail map needs to be punched in the face. Really.... you'll go around the ranger station and not pay three dollars for entrance to the state park which supports the trail that your riding, If your going to ride 50 year go to the upper trail head or pay the three dollars... and park on the state park. This is just for clarification because if you follow the ride map your a criminal! Nov 4, 2018
Andrew R
Andrew R   Arizony
Awesome mix of bumpy chunk and fast track with five-star views of Pusch Ridge and CSP. I rode it after a light rain which may have improved the experience. Reminds me of my old nemesis Rocky Ridge on Mt Elden. Link to Golder Ranch 50-year and The Chutes for a righteous 20 mile lollipop, and yes, please pay the park entrance fee. You can park at the in n out a mile down the road and drop a whopping $3 to get in, a damn bargain in a state with seemingly zero interest in funding public resources. Also, “dreaded flow”? Who is this guy? None of the routing felt contrived and horse impact is minimal. Dec 2, 2018

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