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The Spine

Intermediate
 3.2 (5)

One of the more technical trails in the central area.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Singletrack

2,669' 813 m

High

2,592' 790 m

Low

8' 2 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

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Description

The Spine runs from Lost Arrow Trail - An easy to intermediate sustained climb up to some more trails. down to Oxbow Trail - a short uphill ride through some loose gravel.

If your goal is to head downhill, it's best to take this one from west to east. It is an old road which offers alternate lines: easier and more difficult. The upper west end has a very chunky line for the more technical rider. If you're looking for a moderate climb, take this one from east to west.

While the map signs shown this trail continuing east from the Oxbow intersection, this section is now blocked and closed off for erosion recovery.

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John Geronimo

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There are prickly friends everywhere! Don't forget to bring your tweezer! Or just don't fall on one of them...
Mar 30, 2016 near Tucson…, AZ
A little bit of climb will give you the Tucson Vista and Catalina.
Mar 30, 2016 near Tucson…, AZ
Some awesome saguaros really make your ride on The Spine.
Feb 17, 2017 near Tucson…, AZ
Have fun rolling through the flowy singletrack at Sweetwater Preserve.
Feb 17, 2017 near Tucson…, AZ
View from the junction of Lost Arrow/The Spine looking towards the Catalinas.
Mar 31, 2018 near Tucson…, AZ
Slightly chunky section of The Spine.
Jan 9, 2016 near Tucson…, AZ

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Aug 11, 2018
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