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Go John Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (18)

This trail has it all; there are some easy sections but it gets very serious, very fast once you get to the north side.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Singletrack

2,522' 769 m

High

2,124' 648 m

Low

763' 233 m

Up

758' 231 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

This trail is open to hikers and equestrian riders. Expect traffic in both directions and be prepared to yield appropriately.

Need to Know

There is a $7 vehicle fee to enter the park or $3 if you bike in.

Description

Please note: There is a $7 vehicle fee to enter the park or $3 if you bike in.

This trail starts out very easy, but soon turns serious. There are steep grades, rocky slab downhills, and even harder climbs. There are no easy outs once you get to the north side of the mountain. There is one feature the locals call "the waterfall" that resembles a rocky waterfall without the water. Overall, this loop is very rocky, very steep, and very serious.

If you don't have advanced skills, this is a good one to skip. There have been more than a few broken bones on this section of trail and it's best left for those with bikes and skills suited for this type of riding.

There is a campground nearby that has nice hot showers so you can wash all the dirt, blood and sweat off before you drive home (which is included in your entry fee).

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Shared By:

Ernie Wieber

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  3.7 from 18 votes

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  3.7 from 18 votes
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Junction with Go John Trail. Make sure you turn left at this junction as the Go John Trail to the north is only for experts.
May 21, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
Junction of Go John Trail and Overton Trail; stay to the right and follow Overton Trail.
Apr 29, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ

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Jul 8, 2020
Patrick Doherty
First official trail. Two flat tires. — 10h 00m
May 24, 2020
Third Knuckle
I did both go john n Overton 5.8mi — 1h 13m
Apr 20, 2020
Will Falltrick
Nice ride! Saw a rattlesnake 9mi
Aug 17, 2019
Kayla Kelley
10mi — 1h 30m
Feb 12, 2019
Cindy Siders
Feb 10, 2019
Tiffany Byrnes
Aug 22, 2018
Steve Gerber
May 15, 2018
Steve Gerber