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This is the full Trail 100, from Tatum all the way out to 7th Ave. A fantastic out-and-back that will wear you out!

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1,641' 500 m


1,343' 409 m


1,570' 478 m


1,570' 478 m



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Max Grade (7°)

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E-Bikes Allowed

This trail can be VERY crowded on weekends and especially winter holidays. Please share the trail and give way to other trail users.


This is a fantastic trail, located in the middle of a large metropolitan area. Wedged between Phoenix, North PHX, and Scottsdale, Trail 100 should be a go-to ride for locals and visitors to the area. Marked as "difficult" due to length, and technical sections. The majority of trail is more moderate though. Because the trail has been mapped in three sections, this ride is shown as using multiple trails, though it is all technically one trail.

Need to Know

Water available at Dreamy Draw and North Mountain Visitor Center on 7th Street. Be self contained!


Parking at the Tatum Trailhead is limited, but there is on-street parking across Tatum to the east. There is no water at the trailhead, but a toilet is there.

Begin by climbing up Doubletree Canyon (thanks for leaving us this sliver of access, developers!) and into the main mountain preserve. You level out and the area opens up and gets faster. The trail is currently (early 2018) marked well through here, but that can never be presumed due to vandalism of the sign posts.

Follow the trail (or get lost, it's fun out here!) until it goes down to the Dreamy Draw parking lot. The descent from the summit is technical and often crowded with hikers. Descend under control. Water and toilets at the parking area, and a good place to turn around if you need to.

At the north end of the parking, follow the trail under the 51 freeway, and up a technical climb. Go around this mountain and follow bumpy and rocky desert singletrack through the hills paralleling neighborhoods. One VERY technical descent and climb at approximately Shea Blvd on the map. Be careful and know your skills here.

Cross under Cave Creek and keep following the trails. It may not be marked at this point. The trail gets sandier through more open desert. Follow it out to 7th St or all the way to the end at 7th Ave.


Shared By:

David Estes with improvements by AMDG AMDG

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This section of Trail 100 has mild-moderate singletrack and some steep, but short climbs. The views can pay off in the early evening.
Sep 11, 2015 near Paradis…, AZ
Phoenix Mountains Preserve
Dec 16, 2019 near Paradis…, AZ
Right as you go by the Pointe, can almost forget you're in a desert right here.
Jun 7, 2015 near Phoenix, AZ
A quick rip down the Cannon Ball section of Trail 100
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Trail mornings offer gorgeous views of the city, and even better riding.
Mar 18, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ
Quick rip down this little tech descent.
Nov 6, 2017 near Paradis…, AZ


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Aug 19, 2023
Mountain Park
8mi — 1h 30m
Feb 3, 2023
Alex Wright
Most retarded trail I've ridden. 12mi — 1h 30m
May 21, 2022
Kevin Ahn
May 13, 2022
Kyle St John
Unable to do the full trail due to construction by the 51 that connects the east to the west side. 10mi
Feb 8, 2022
Clark Perry
Fun challenging trail. Truly a gem in the middle of Phoenix. 21.2mi — 3h 11m
Apr 13, 2021
Chad Mcgee
Feb 11, 2021
jonatan martel
Dec 29, 2020
Todd Meerdink
Great route with just the right amount of challenging terrain. Very rideable for an intermediate rider. Some hike up like sections overall a fantas…