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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +716/688 ft
Total: 56 riders
 

Mountain Biking Trail #305

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#56 of 401 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1,587 in the world

Sweet twisting, winding, 12-18" wide singletrack, mostly in the pines, near Lynx lake. Nothing tech, just go fast and take chances, like riding a roller coaster and trying to keep it on the track, good times.

First added by TMWJR777 on Feb 1, 2009. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
One end is at The Ranch Trail head on Walker Rd., the other is on Bannie Mine Rd.(across street from Trail#297 Smith Ravine) Out and back is about 14 miles total.
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  • Jasonmgroom   ✓ supporter
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    Visiting over Christmas from Huntington Beach, CA. Nice flowing single track. Not that technical. Has some flowy pump sections, beautiful views and grippy dirt. The climb up to Lynx lake is not too tough with some downhill sections thrown in. From the trail begining you only travel about a mile before crossing Walker Rd, then about a couple of miles more before crossing Lynx, dirt road. From there it is maybe another couple of miles to Lynx Lake. Unlike Southern California, there was very little other traffic on the trail.

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  • Jenny Kukral
    *****

    Some steep climbing (and fast descending), switchbacks, loose rocks and a wee bit of tech, this trail encompasses a lot of what riders love about Prescott.

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  • Darren Moll
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    Nice flowing trail, catch a view of Lynx Lake at one point.

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  • topfuel564
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    Not a bad trail for mt biking but doesn't flow as well as the trails in granite basin. there are some rocky areas along the trail. It is a great work out up hill with lots of tight hair pin corners. cross walker rd at the end of 305 to access trail 297 and keep climbing. There is water available in the campground areas just off the trail.

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  • *****

    One of my favorite trails that I have been on. Lol e goingggood through the forest and lynx lake is nice as well. I also parked by the Chinese buffet and just a small ride to the trail. Awesome!

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  • mtn417
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    What a relief after riding the sh!tty Groom Creek (307) trail. I did the road up and 305 down, the entrance is right at the 6mile marker on left (east) side of road if I remember correctly, maybe it was the 5mile marker. Honestly, I hate biking on the road so next time I'll definitely enjoy the quiet singletrack climb. Smooth, hardpack, 100% singletrack. Great trail. Can really fly going down. Climb is pretty easy on the road. Can't wait to ride there again next weekend after some night riding in phx mt preserve and bct action this weekend!

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  • *****

    Great trail for all

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  • j2davis
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    abegold got the right idea!

    We took abegold's advise and take Walker Road to Bannie Mine road for a good 5-mile warm up ride to get on Trail #305 to start our decent.

    It was a blast. Fast, smooth and fun. A few little tight turns and climbs on the way down, but nothing too much to take out the downhill fun~

    Pay $2 parking fee at the Ranch Trail #62 parking area and trailhead off of Walker Road.

    It’s small amount to pay and it adds up for the park to keep it clean and the trail maintained. The $2 is also good for the whole day at ALL the parks in the Prescott National Forest if you want to venture out to other parks.

    Going up Walker Road from the Trail #62 parking area and jump on Trail #305 from Bannie Mine Road to decent makes this a 11.5 - 12 mile ride.* Review edited 5/9/2011

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  • 377
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    Riden June 23 at 0500. Park at the Chinese buffet and take trail #62 which ties into 305. Give yourself about 3 hours to explore it. It is work on the way up especially for us city slickers used to 1,200 elev. Turn around an fly back down. Beautiful

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  • abegold
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    Tough climb, espically clockwise. Easier to ride up the road and descend on trail.

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  • TMWJR777
    *****

    Some of the sweetest singletrack in the Prescott area, good stuff.

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