April 28, 2016
What a fun place to ride. Definitely built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Unlike most other MTB trails here in Tucson, I've never encountered a hiker (unless carrying a disabled bike) horseback rider or trail runner...this is all about mountain biking. Man made features accentuate the natural undulating terrain: there are a few steep descents, mega loose rock and some sandy spots, and table top jumps, a half-pipe cut into a natural wash, and really tight turns. Cholla cactus abound in this park, and you will invariably wear some if you aren't careful. I usually add a set of hemostats to my gear before heading out that way. There are some beginner loops and the rest are mostly intermediate, but can certainly become advanced sections should you decide to ride at full speed. Finally, the entire trail system has been laid out to be "one-way" which is fairly unique in my experience, but allows a person to ride as fast as they think they can! PS...you will, however, encounter those that can't seem to figure the whole "one way" thing out and you might encounter them unexpectedly (happened to me a couple of times now) but, hey....you can't fix stupid, I reckon.