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50 Year Trail Segment

Intermediate
 3.4 (27)

A rocky climb from Catalina up to Golder Ranch.


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Map Key

6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

Singletrack

3,201' 976 m

High

2,643' 805 m

Low

720' 219 m

Up

165' 50 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Hillary Mathis with improvements by Ron Reece

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 27 votes

#5966

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  3.4 from 27 votes
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Trail Rankings

#142

in Arizona

#5,966

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Photos

Exploring the 50-Year Trail north of Catalina State Park, in Tucson.
Nov 6, 2016 near Catalina, AZ

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Jan 6, 2021
Kevan H.
Did it downhill; lot of rocks not much flow
Nov 27, 2020
Gus Guerrero
Nov 11, 2020
Lynn Mattie
Jun 4, 2020
JClutter
2 laps on the chutes and 1 on gem line 21mi — 2h 42m
Jan 11, 2020
Pafu Pafu
Aug 16, 2019
Matt Munsey
Jun 18, 2019
Declan Smith
Jun 18, 2019
Declan Smith
6.1mi — 2h 30m