Best Arizona Mountain Bike Trails

Arizona has 103 rides.

  October 18, 2018

Located in the US, the mountain biking in Arizona offers over one hundred mountain bike trail routes from which to choose. The best Arizona mountain biking based on popularity are considered to be Starr Pass, Templeton Trail / Easy-Breezy, Soldiers Pass / Secret Trail, Bell Rock-Llama-Submarine, and Huckaby Thompson Loop. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Arizona mountain biking trail below.



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Ackre Lake Trail
Airport Butte
Apache Maid Trail
Arizona Trail - Blue Ridge
Arizona Trail - Kaibab Plateau
Arizona Trail - Marshall Lake
Arizona Trail - Pine Moutain/Boulder Creek
Arizona Trail - Stateline
Bell Rock-Llama-Submarine
Bell Trail
Bill Williams Mountain
Black Canyon Trail
Black Hills Bike Trail
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Cave Trail
Bradshaw Mountains
Buck Ridge
Buena Vista
Buzzard Roost Canyon
Canada Del Oro Trail
Catalina State Park
Chiricahua Mountains
Chiva Falls Loop
Cochise Trail
Cooper-Perimeter Loop
Cox Combs Loop
Crazy Jug (FS425)
Dawa / Doe Mountain Loops
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Deadmans Pass Loop
Elephant Head Mountain Bike Route
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Fantasy Island
Fred Haught Trail
FS427
General Crook Trail
General George Crook Bike Trail
Georges Lake Trail
Ghost Of The Coyote
Granite Mountain / Granite Basin
Greaterville Trails
Groom Creek Trail
Hangover Trail
Hannagan Meadow Loop
Hi Line Trail
Highline Trail
Horse Spring Point
Huckaby Thompson Loop
Icehouse Loop
Jensen Point
Jumpup Point
Juniper Ridge
Los Burros Loop
Los Caballos Loop
Luna Lake Loop
Mazatzal Mountain Loop
McDowell Mountain Park
Mingus Mountain Loop
Mount Elden Trail System
Mount Union / Yankee Doodle Trail
New River Mesa
Observatory Mesa
Old Moqui Stage Coach Route
Old Munds Hiway
Oracle Ridge Trail
Page Rim Trail
Panorama Trail
Patagonia
Phoenix Mountain Preserve Trail
Pole Knoll Trail
Pyramid Peak
Round Mountain Loop
Samaniego Ridge Trail
San Francisco Peaks
Sanmaniego Ridge Trail
Slate Creek Divide Loop
Slate Mountain Trail
Slide Point Loop
Soldiers Pass / Secret Trail
South Mountain Park
Sowats Point
Spring Valley Loop
Stage Station Loop
Starr Pass
Sunflower Flat Loop
Sycamore Point Ride
Templeton Trail / Easy-Breezy
Terry Flat Loop
Thumb Butte
Timber Mesa Trail
Timp Point
Towel Creek Trail
U-Bar / Barbershop Trail
Usery Mountain Park
Verde Hot Springs
Walker Basin Trail
West Spruce Trail
White Hills Route
Williams Valley Loop
Willow Point
Willow Springs Loop
Wing Mountain / Lava River Cave
Woods Canyon Overlook


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Featured MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Located southwest of Phoenix, the rugged 19,800 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park has a network of trails ranging from 5 to 30 miles through spectacular mountain scenery. The infrequently traveled trails are refreshing compared to the crowds at South Mountain Park. In addition to the main trail network, there is a Competitive Track located just east of the main park with a trailhead near the Phoenix International Raceway at the very south end of El Mirage Road.  MORE INFO

South Mountain Park

Southeast of Phoenix and west of Guadalupe, the 16,500 acre South Mountain Park is a vast and rugged riparian mountain range that is part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve System. Keep an eye out for scorpions and desert tortoises near the saguaros! From the Pima Canyon mountain bike trailhead, a great 15 mile loop can be formed by combining the National Trail heading westbound and the Desert Classic Trail for the eastbound return.  MORE INFO

Fantasy Island

Near Tucson and just east of Davis-Monthan AFB, the new Fantasy Island area has an awesome network of mountain bike trails with four major loops spread over ugly greasewood flats desert on State Lands. Don't miss the Bunny Flats and Christmas Tree Loop. Keep an eye out fo Gila Monsters and Mojave Rattlesnakes.  MORE INFO

Pyramid Peak

Northwest of Phoenix near Surprise and Peoria in the West Valley, the Pyramid Peak area is becoming popular with local mountain bike riders due to an amazing network of trails on State Trust Land. The trails roll over saguaro desert forest and hills surrounding Pyramid Peak and nearby Deem Hills and Middle Mountain.  MORE INFO

Los Caballos Loop

Northwest of Show Low and just southeast of Pinedale in the White Mountains, the Los Caballos Trail (#638) is a 14 mile loop. It is relatively flat except for a few short steep grades. The majority of the trail follows old logging roads as it winds along Joe Tank Ridge and through Bagnal Draw.  MORE INFO

Timber Mesa Trail

Southeast of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Timber Mesa Trail (#636) is a 6 mile mountain biking route that follows the top edge of the mesa and loops back along the Chimneys Fire Road. The trail on the top of the mesa is rocky.  MORE INFO

Hangover Trail

Southeast of Sedona off Schnebly Hill, the newer Hangover Trail runs above the parallel Munds Wagon Trail through the locally known Cow Pies slickrock. The Hangover Trail is accessed off the upper eastern end of Schnebly Hill Road and flows westward. There are a few newer, informal trails that depart from the Hangover Trail and head north up into the redrock formations, but these are exceptionally challenging routes. The trail is intermittently marked by white painted blazes directly on the slickrock surface.  MORE INFO