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Level: Intermediate
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +325/337 ft
Total: 71 riders
 

Mountain Biking 24 Hour Course

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#291 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#9083 in the world

There is a combination of single track and dirt roads on this course. It is fast and fun!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take Oracle Rd (hwy 77) north. At mile post 96 turn left on Willow Springs Rd. Make a left as soon as you pass through the Willow Springs Ranch arch. (about 6 miles down the dirt road). The trail head will be on your right.
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  • MatthewKvilvang
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    Awesome trail. Super fun but highly exposed to he elements (sun, wind) wear sunscreen if you burn easily but otherwise have fun. Best way to ride is counter clockwise there is a brown Bureau of Land Management sign there.

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  • kirkastroth
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    Rode most of the course today. The trail is best ridden counter-clockwise, so be sure to look for the trailhead on the east side of the parking lot. There is a brown BLM trail marker there. The first part of this heads east and north, passing the Willow Springs Ranch headquarters, heading up a small pass between the peaks on the east side of Black Mountain, skirting the camping area, and heading out through small hills south of the range. Eventually you come to the gasline road and the famous 7 Bitches--hills along the gasline road near the obvious cell phone tower. Follow the road for just a quarter mile (through the dip and back up) and then look for the rock cairn indicating the single track look south and west. This brings you back to the gasline road near a major cattle gate. Go east through the gate and look left for the single track again. This short route will take you back to the parking lot where you started. Nice trail. Skip the gasline road. I rode it but it was not fun.

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  • abegold
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    Mild climbs and low tech this trail is built for speed. This is a race course in mid February. The ride is high desert, about 4000-4400'. If you're looking for more tech there are turn offs to the right on to Black Mountain. The trail goes across it's southern foothills at it's highest point. Length is 16 miles. The Bitches now has a bypass so is now optional, thankfully. Trail head is on west side of the road, right if headed north.
    * Review edited 9/6/2011* Review edited 9/6/2011* Review edited 9/6/2011

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  • wpernett
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    At the trail head off of Willow Springs Rd. you can park and begin your ride on the June Bug Trail. This trail winds up and down until a gradual climb brings you through the foothills. The decent to the desert floor is great single track fun. At this point you will find yourself in the camping area used for the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo. Continuing to the west will bring you to a gas line road that is nick named "the b****es" The road has about six rolling climbs which tires out the legs quick. Hang a left at the cattle tank and travel until you get to a cattle corral. Go through the gate and continue on swoopy single track back to the June Bug Trail and back to the parking area. This whole loop is about 16 miles.

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