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An easy ride for those that have some endurance.


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Map Key

19.5

Miles

31.4

KM

90%

Singletrack

3,658' 1,115 m

High

2,964' 904 m

Low

865' 264 m

Up

863' 263 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

DO NOT park along Miravista Lane. Parking there will result in loss of access to from Oracle Road completely. Park along Oracle Road and ride in. There is a dirt/gravel parking lot at Oracle.

An Arizona State Land Department recreation permit is required in this area. Find out more here.

Overview

This is a great ride for beginners, as long as you can handle the distance. The terrain is very smooth. All the gradual climbing that you think will never end results in a fast, fun downhill for the second half of the ride.

There are no signs marking the trails, so stick very close to the GPS route or use the MTB Project mobile app, as there are plenty of places to go off-route and head the wrong direction. It's very confusing!

Need to Know

Please park at the lot right at Oracle Road.

Description

The majority of this trail is smooth, hard-packed dirt. The ride starts off going uphill, but it's barely noticeable, except for the fact you can't figure out why you aren't going as fast as you think you should. The trail winds through the desert and cactus.

One mile into the trail, you pass through a gate at a fence (along your right side) - please close it behind you. About 3.5 miles in, you'll cross over the Powerline Road, and the singletrack continues on the other side of the road. There are a few other road crossings, and you follow a short section of the road for a short bit. There are no signs marking the trails, so stick close to the GPS route or use the MTB Project mobile app. The turn around point is a windmill and after all the "climbing" that you did, you are treated to a fast, smooth downhill all the way back the fork and you head back out the way you came in.

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Shared By:

Hillary Mathis

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  4.4 from 113 votes

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