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Explorer Trail

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 4.0 (23)

A tough trail for the advanced rider. Spectacular scenery.


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Map Key

4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Singletrack

2,968' 905 m

High

2,497' 761 m

Low

671' 204 m

Up

408' 124 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

A difficult trail, but worth every hard breath. Ride east to west for a lung busting climb, or west to east for some technical descent.

This trail connects Starr Pass Trail to Robles or loops back to 36th Street Trail.

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Shared By:

Jeff Christiansen

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 23 votes

#1236

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  4.0 from 23 votes
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Trail Rankings

#56

in Arizona

#1,236

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Photos

Typical trail
Dec 23, 2017 near Tucson…, AZ
Take a right at this beatifully landscaped intersection to stay on the Explorer Trail, go left to challenge yourself on the Cat Mountain Trail, which is probably the most technically challenging climb/descent combo in the Tucsons. Photo is looking north.
Sep 11, 2014 near Tucson…, AZ
Coming down Sunset
Dec 20, 2014 near Tucson…, AZ
Taking a break just about at the halfway point.  I went east to west first, then did the return east.
Dec 30, 2020 near Tucson…, AZ
This is a view of the intersection and surrounding terrain when looking up the Explorer Trail.
Jan 13, 2017 near Tucson…, AZ
Cresting Starr Pass, Looking West
Feb 20, 2014 near Tucson…, AZ

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Jan 1, 2021
Dan 60D5H411
With O, West to East. Amazing until riding under powerlines
May 11, 2019
Jared Cuteri
Apr 16, 2019
Damon Roth
Pretty Technical.
Feb 27, 2019
Bikeheidi Bikeheidi
Jan 3, 2019
Ben Calvert
Dec 23, 2017
Amy White
Sep 4, 2015
Kilgore Trout
Aug 9, 2015
Ricky Dotson