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Stronghold Divide Trail #279

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Length

4.7 Miles 7.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

827' 252 m

Ascent

-1,022' -311 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

5,959' 1,816 m

High

4,940' 1,506 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 48 days ago
Dry: Very dry and loose rock. Some new trail maintainence on challenging sections History

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This beautiful trail connects the West Stronghold TH to the East, taking in lots of scenery.

Greg Armstrong

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The best direction for riding is west to east. The initial climb is steep with switchbacks and some HAB, while the descent down the east side is amazing riding, past rock formations on good trail, passing a small pond/lake.

Eventually, trail drops off many waterbars to end up at the Eastside Stronghold campground.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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This trail is really fun and rewarding! Can be done as an out and back from campground which is far more convenient than a long shuttle or the big loop. Going uphill to the divide, from the East is a gradual climb, with a great mix of techincal rock navigation, flow, and a bit of HAB. Which means the descent is Fantastic with wooded sections that open up into slickrock, pinball rocks, sliding loose areas, some very challenging tech spots. The horses can mess up some of thr loose track, but all in all this trail is a blast although tough, scenic ride in a special place. ~10 degrees cooler than Tucson. Very easy dispersed camping in the national forest amongst the oaks mesquites and rock walls. With a trail crew we could really dial this trail in and make it 5 stars! May 2, 2018

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