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Rail X Ranch / Honeybee Canyon Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (17)

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


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Map Key

13.7

Miles

22.0

KM

Singletrack

3,660' 1,115 m

High

3,061' 933 m

Low

729' 222 m

Up

725' 221 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 17 votes

#924

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  4.4 from 17 votes
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#924

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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
Heading south toward the Santa Catalinas on Honeybee.
Sep 1, 2015 near Catalina, AZ
Wild flowers in bloom and a "Monster" stand off!
Apr 11, 2019 near Catalina, AZ
Perfect time of year to ride Honeybee Canyon through a sea of desert wildflowers!
Apr 11, 2019 near Catalina, AZ
Coming back fast on the main loop.
Mar 8, 2021 near Catalina, AZ

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Apr 17, 2021
Corbin Cowan
G be NB g NB B N NB
Dec 29, 2020
Katie Waugaman
Do not go to the coordinates on this page- try to park in the neighborhood and ride in. The road is rough and there is barely parking.
Dec 27, 2020
d. brown
Aug 1, 2020
Sam Gallen
22mi — 2h 30m
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