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Maricopa Trail: White Tank - Grand Avenue

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (12)

Nice easy flowing trail. Combination of singletrack and bobcat wide trail..


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Map Key

12.7

Miles

20.5

KM

Singletrack

1,419' 433 m

High

1,337' 408 m

Low

51' 15 m

Up

133' 40 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This portion of the Maricopa Trail leads from White Tank Regional Park to Grand Avenue. To start, park next to the Steamboat Bingo hall and take the Bell Rd/Sunvalley Pkwy about a half mile to one of the openings on the south side of the road. You can also access it from Grand and 163rd Ave. An alternate starting point is to go to the end of the Greenway and park before the gate.

As you're approaching the trail, and while you're riding, watch for the signs along this combination Jeep Trail and singletrack gem. The further south you go the better this one gets. This is an easy trail to get in a groove and go as fast or slow as you like. There won't be many ponies or hikers until you get to the gate that connects to the White Tanks Park. The park is fairly popular, especially on weekends, so be prepared to share the trail.

The section north of Bell can be accessed the same way. This area is pancake flat with very few if any challenges, so it's good for beginners and those looking for a simple spin. I don't want to run this section down or say that it is boring, but bring a book.

Contacts

Land Manager: AZ State Land Department

Shared By:

Tim Moynihan with improvements by Happy Cycling

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  4.0 from 12 votes

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#189

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#7,358

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Short wash.
Jan 9, 2016 near Citrus…, AZ
Lone cactus.
Jan 9, 2016 near Citrus…, AZ
Great for speed.
Jan 9, 2016 near Citrus…, AZ
Just before Turtle wash.
Jan 9, 2016 near Citrus…, AZ
Beautiful sunsets are one of the highlights of the Maricopa Trail.
Feb 8, 2016 near Sun Cit…, AZ
Leaving White Tank Mountain Regional Park on the Maricopa Trail.
Jan 14, 2016 near Citrus…, AZ

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Jan 16, 2021
D Cash
6mi — 4h 30m
Apr 10, 2020
Scott Parker
10.6mi — 0h 54m
Sep 21, 2019
Sean Terrillion
13.1mi — 1h 18m
Dec 10, 2018
Elliott Beaty
May 16, 2018
Jeffrey Pavlik
Mar 27, 2018
Jhayy Tolentino
Sep 30, 2017
Steve Hauquitz
white tanks to grand and back. 27.2mi
Jul 15, 2017
Steve Kelly
Sandy and fast