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Rail X Ranch / Honeybee Canyon Loop

Intermediate

Trail

13.7 mile 22.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 729' 222 m
Descent: -725' -221 m
High: 3,660' 1,115 m
Low: 3,061' 933 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A mostly smooth trail featuring lots of singletrack with only gradual elevation changes.

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An Arizona State Land Department recreation permit is required in this area. Find out more here.

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 Powerline Road. 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 high point on the loop is a windmill and after all the "climbing" that you did you are treated to a fast smooth downhill all the way back to Powerline Road where you started.

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Jan 27, 2020
Richard Schmiedeke
Probably the best singletrack in the area. Smooth with little imbedded rock. Return downhillsection (CCW) is a little more technical but loads of fun
Dec 11, 2019
Susan Marron
Nov 24, 2019
Caden Skinner
Apr 25, 2019
Czar Huang
Apr 19, 2019
John Callahan
Apr 3, 2019
Czar Huang
Mar 30, 2019
Czar Huang
Feb 18, 2019
Matt Jensen
took a couple wrong turns 17mi

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 14 votes

#633

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  4.6 from 14 votes
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#35

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#633

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Photos

Heading south toward the Santa Catalinas on Honeybee.
Sep 1, 2015 near Catalina, AZ
Highlights of my first time on the Honeybee Canyon Loop trail.
Oct 25, 2015 near Catalina, AZ
As technical as the trail gets
May 28, 2014 near Catalina, AZ
Wild flowers in bloom and a "Monster" stand off!
Apr 11, 2019 near Catalina, AZ
Many of you know what this feels like riding to fast on the desert trails of Tucson, AZ.
Apr 11, 2019 near Catalina, AZ
The Black Tank and windmill on the Honeybee Canyon Loop.
Sep 1, 2015 near Catalina, AZ

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