50-year Trail / Golder Ranch

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Intermediate
19
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
3,092
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
This is simpy the best riding that Tucson has to offer - miles and miles of trail options cater to the beginner rider on up to extremely technical. Each visit you'll leave with a smile and a desire to come back for more!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: how long is it? -Jeff Barber

A: 19 Miles

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Reviews (44)
 

Gnarly


August 6, 2017
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: Foliage is thick, trails have some new ruts and there are some unexpected sandy spots due to recent weather. Watch for snakes during night rides as the trail is open and warm, a good spot for them to hunt.

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Gnarly


July 23, 2017
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: Monsoon rains have left the desert lush, but have also created some new conditions on the trail. IF you hven't been out here for a bit, make sure to look around every corner as there are new unexpected ruts and sandy sections created from the intense storms of the last week. South of Rollins Road could use a LOT more tires on it as horse chop is starting to make it rough. "Second Spring" is happening and the desert is greening. Get out into it!

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Bunny Hop

April 15, 2017
bikerjack Bunny Hop  
 
Review: great trails up there Golder Ranch rules!!

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Gnarly


February 16, 2017
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: The 50 Year Trail is in excellent condition, right now. Intermittent rains have kept a lot of the trail from becoming deep sand. There *is* some destruction of tread due to excessive horse usage during wet times ("horsers" don't care about trail conditions). The trail north of Golder Ranch Road has less horse damage than the passages to the south towards Catalina State Park. The rain has come at frequent intervals and the desert floor is starting to be covered in green. IF rains continue in the current pattern, we could be seeing a beautiful spring with wildflowers festooning the trail.

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Granny Gear

December 9, 2016
 
Review: This is a moderately technical trail. I always take my hardtail bike on it. The Chutes can be steep and I miss my dropper post there. Great scenery. Check out this site for more info.. http://tucsonbikerentals.org/mountain-bike-trails/golder-ranch-trail/

Similar Trail: Honey Bee Canyon

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June 6, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Cool trail with great views. I'd like to spend more time there in the winter.

Similar Trail: T100

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Granny Gear

March 27, 2016
Jmkoeppe Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride. Highly recommended for the views. Intermediate trail seems fair in terms of difficulty. Don't pass up the Chutes!

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Gnarly


September 24, 2015
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: More brush work has been completed on the 50. The return from the Chutes (Rollercoaser), from the bottom, all the way up to the chutes has been completed. Last week, from Rollins road south to the carsonite sign. Yesterday, from the chutes south for 1.5 miles to just before the climb to the Forest Road #736 junction. More to be done this week!

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Gnarly


September 12, 2015
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: The 50 is getting loose sand in the typical drainage crossings, but, for September, is in excellent condition.

More brush work is planned for the week. Feel free to join us, come teach or come learn.

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Gnarly


September 7, 2015
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: We have started trail maintenance due to overgrowth in many areas with little ants that get on you and sting. With twenty years of habitat resoraton experience, we didn't just 'lop & drop' but properly pruned for future growth. All old stubs were removed. We have completed from the Miraval gate up Rollercoaster (Chutes return) to the top of the Chutes. Then, continued down the main 50 south, completing brush work to the Saguaro S (SDMB reroute section). Much more to be done on the main 50.

South, towards the Catalina State Park, we've trimmed from the 'Rollins Road mini-chute' south to the first carsonite sign.

We intend on doing more this week, Feel free to join us come teach or come learn...

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