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greenBlue Honeybee Canyon Loop

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Trail

19.5 mile 31.4 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 865' 264 m
Descent: -863' -263 m
High: 3,658' 1,115 m
Low: 2,964' 904 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Hillary Mathis

An easy ride for those that have some endurance.

Hillary Mathis

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

As of October 1, 2016, trailhead entrance is changing (Rancho Honeybee entrance is closed to bikes and hikers).

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.

Need to Know

As of Oct 1, 2016, the trailhead entrance is changing (Rancho Honeybee entrance is closed to bikes and hikers).

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 have to unhitch the top two rows of barbed wire fence (along your right side) and step across the bottom two rows. 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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