Fantasy Island

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4.16 out of 5
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Intermediate
19
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
2,819
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
All singletrack. 19 miles of trails with 6 loops. This trail is all about leaning into curves as you are mostly cornering around wavy trails thru the desert. This trail is espically beautiful in late winter and early spring after good winter rains when wildflowers abound. Created by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Surrounding area is being developed for housing but local biking community have saved this fun gem thru activism.
added by Guest May 4, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (19 total check-ins)
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Reviews (32)
 

Granny Gear

May 16, 2015
BFDiese Granny Gear  
 
Review: I've been riding this system of loops since the first lone cactus loop was scratched in by Chuck Boyer using the heel of his boot in the mid 90s Since then numerous Spurs have taken off from this central core loop. Keep taking right turns and catch them all. This trail system is a serious green circle at the southern bunny trail side (although if you wash out on a sandy turn you'll be buying some cholla decorations). The northern section can be ridden cautiously as an intermediate or if taken at full speed it is an advanced trail. Numerous opportunities exist for "tricks and big air" through out the course. There's a table top jump to be had at the half way point on the Christmas tree loop. There's "over and under" - which BTW didn't originally have a bridge - you actually had to jump the gap then shoot down through the open pylons. "Drop in" to the wash just after you clear the "under" for an elevator shaft of an experience. Toward the end of dead cow loop blaze over the top of the last big drop for another elevator shaft thrill. Numerous humps scattered throughout the course allow for some fun air and tail kick outs. Get familiar with the course and you'll discover many fun spots - that's why it's called fantasy island

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Gramcounter


March 16, 2015
 
Review: Dry and fast! Trail s in great shape.

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Doubletrack


January 8, 2015
wfool Doubletrack  
 
Review: This was a very fun trail. It was fast with plenty of challenge in places. I loved the trail through the desert and the quirky trail markers.

Similar Trail: Sweetwater Preserve, Tucson Mountain Trail

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Bunny Hop


October 14, 2014
IamJdizzle Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I live minutes from this trail system and ride it every chance i get. Very fun cross country mountain biking. Main trail has some unique features including a half pipe. The system features many different trails and in total i believe its up to 26 miles in length if you ride all the trails.

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Gramcounter


February 14, 2014
skelldify Gramcounter  
 
Review: I can't complain, because this trail is exactly what it is described as, and easy to get to.

Here's what you get: pedal, pedal, pedal, turn, pedal up, fast down, turn, turn, pedal, pedal, pedal, etc.

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Gramcounter


February 14, 2014
skelldify Gramcounter  
 
Review: I can't complain, because this trail is exactly what it's described as, and it's easy to get to. Here's what you get: pedal, pedal, pedal, turn, pedal, pedal up, fast down, turn, turn, pedal, etc....

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Granny Gear

December 13, 2013
 
Review: Like a MTB roller coaster! The southern end, Bunny Trail and Snake Bite, are so fun to push your speed to the max, it is the same thrill as riding an old wooden roller coaster. There are many more technical trails on the north end. The greatest feature is convenience and even though your are right in the middle of the city, the moment you start trail it seems like total wilderness.

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Epic


March 26, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: For a beginner-friendly trail with almost no elevation change, Fantasy Island is astonishingly fun. This trail consistenlty has some of the best cross-country flow I've ever seen. I could see riding this one many times before tiring of it.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2012
Tim_Davis Granny Gear  
 
Review: Although not a beginer I still have a blast carving this system

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Bunny Hop

July 14, 2012
dutoit Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This track is best the day after a light rain. Very flat, some small jumps, great for cruising around and chasing cows. You can ride .5 miles to 14 miles depending on how many of the same trails you want to cross. Its a cool place.

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Fantasy Island MTB Trail 4.16 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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