50 Year Trail Segment

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6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

720' 219 m

Ascent

-165' -50 m

Descent

3,201' 976 m

High

2,643' 805 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

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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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Jan 27, 2016
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Wow, this trail was boring. Kinda cool at first because I was new to SAZ, but the trail itself is just not that fun, plus you have to pay $7 to park in the park, or ride a few miles of road to get to it. The trail is either constant small chunk, or the dreaded "flow." Now, I don't hate flow trails, but these are just curvy for the purpose of being curvy. If you're planning on riding to the chutes, plan for a long ride. Also, there was horse crap everywhere. Feb 14, 2014


Pretty awful trail for mountain biking. Mostly rocky cattle and horse trail. Too slow to be any fun. Ride elsewhere. Jan 16, 2016


I almost didn't go based the comments previously posted. Glad that I did. The ride is challenging. Very rocky in places and some sandboxes. All in all a very good ride. Trail markings are sketchy. I missed a single trick turn off which accessed some very sections. I found it later on the way back. I'll do it again. Oct 27, 2016


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