Honeybee Canyon Loop

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Trail

16.8 Miles 27.1 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

802' 244 m

Ascent

-803' -245 m

Descent

3,654' 1,114 m

High

2,957' 901 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

All Clear

85 days agoUpdate

An easy ride for those that have some endurance.

Hillary Mathis

Overview

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.
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).

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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.

After 2 miles, you'll cross over the original powerline road that you started on. 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 to the power line road where you'll take a right and head back out the way you came in.

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Mar 18, 2017
John Perona
This trail seems to be totall fenced off now Could find now way to get there from meravista
Mar 4, 2017
al florez
Feb 24, 2017
Jeff W.
Really pretty and great trail. Not too many tech spots. Great way to end the day. NOTE: if you use "Directions" to locate trailhead it's way off.
Feb 3, 2017
Dave Myers
Nice directions, friendly folk. Entered via n quiet rain drive
Jan 27, 2017
Matt Hendey
Jan 22, 2017
Bruce Buffum
Jan 2, 2017
Robert Parks
Gorgeous riding. Fun singletrack trails everywhere. Nothing too difficult but a very enjoyable ride. 18.6mi — 4h 00m
Dec 29, 2016
Derek Patterson
I am not in shape.

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All Clear 85 days ago
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Did the ride from the "new" bumble bee start point at Methodist church but found the barb wire fence crossing at mile 1 had been re-established and closed. It's possible to clamber thru, but had clearly been re-wired intentional to be closed. Dec 29, 2016


Beautiful scenery, great flowy trail. Lots and lots of cholla. Feb 5, 2017


Honey Bee Canyon entrance is back open. located 100 feet up on Quiet Rain Rd. Also you can enter from Rancho Virtoso 50 feet right of Quiet Rain Rd The signs barring entrance are gone & fence before the State Land Use fence is gone. Rode to Methodist Ch, glad I had MTB Project app on phone, wouldn't have known to climb barb wire fence. Section left (barbed wire) of trail compresses easily Mar 10, 2017


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