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Cherry Tank

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 2.4 (8)

Trail that bridges 50 year to Charleau Gap


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.0

KM

Singletrack

4,226' 1,288 m

High

3,515' 1,071 m

Low

887' 270 m

Up

356' 108 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail starts off as singletrack branching off from the Middle Gate trail. The singletrack winds through the foothills of the Catalinas with rocky climbs and descents working its way to Cherry Tank. The terrain changes slightly after a dry creek crossing and winds along an exposed trail following the creek. Test your skills on this rocky, narrow, tree lined up and down section. Enjoy it while you can because after a mile or so you pop back out into the all too familiar desert landscape with beautiful views back towards the Catalinas, down valleys and across Oro Valley to the west.

Continue on the now easier section of singletrack to Cherry Tank. From the tank it is all jeep roads to Charleau Gap Rd. Make sure to follow the GPS since there are multiple roads branching off on the way down. Once at Charleau Gap Rd make the decision to continue climbing the grueling 3+ miles to the Gap or turn your wheels downhill for a fast fun, technical in some places, jeep road descent. If you parked at Golder Ranch take Lago del Oro Parkway south to Golder Ranch Rd. Hang a left on Golder Ranch Rd and climb the hill back to the car.

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Hillary Mathis

Trail Ratings

  2.4 from 8 votes

#11

in Golder Ranch

#32305

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  2.4 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#11

in Golder Ranch

#940

in Arizona

#32,305

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Riding through a gauntlet of chollas.
Feb 10, 2018 near Catalina, AZ

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Nov 8, 2022
Jim Herron
Trail hasn't been ridden in a while. Had a real hard time finding it. Almost unrideable. 1mi