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Kentucky Camp/Greaterville Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice loop through the foothills of the Santa Ritas that brings you back to the parking lot at Gardner Canyon.


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11.5

Miles

18.5

KM

20%

Singletrack

5,505' 1,678 m

High

5,009' 1,527 m

Low

1,017' 310 m

Up

1,017' 310 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Overview

After riding to the cabin at Kentucky Camp, this loop heads north and then veers west and south through oak woodlands with great vistas of Mt. Wrightson and the Mule Mountains.

Need to Know

There is no water along the route. Take plenty of your own water, spare tube, bike tools, sunscreen, and food. This is a very remote area, and you probably won't see anyone else along the way.

Description

For those who want more than an out-and-back ride to the Forest Service cabin at Kentucky Camp, this ride helps make a nice 11-mile loop. From the cabin, head north on the road to where it joins a Forest Service road. Head west on this road for about two miles.

Then take the well-used two track that heads west when the main road you have been on heads north uphill. This unmarked Forest Service road is not well-used but is very rideable. It winds through the oak woodlands on the eastern slopes of Mount Wrightson. There is quite a bit of up and down as the road winds back to the main parking lot on Gardner Canyon Road.

History & Background

This area was an important mining area and Kentucky Camp and Greaterville both were boom towns. Fortunately, the Kentucky Camp cabins have been preserved and there is a caretaker there. After you leave Kentucky Camp, there are no structures you'll encounter. Open mine adits are common in the area.

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Shared By:

Kirk Astroth

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Foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains where the trail runs.
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ
Part of the two-track trail with views of the Mule Mountains in the distance.
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ
Along the two-track with the Whetstone Mountains in the distance--looking east
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ
Fish Creek near Cave of the Bells
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ
Great views of Mt. Wrightson from this trail
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ
Looking north back down on the Forest Service road that we just came from
Sep 25, 2017 near Corona…, AZ

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