50-year Trail / Golder Ranch

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4.60 out of 5
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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 (47)
 

Gnarly


October 22, 2017
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: There ARE a few sandy sections, but, it IS the desert. The trail is fun and the views are beautiful.

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Gnarly


September 19, 2017
WOW AZ Gnarly  
 
Review: The trail is getting some loose, sandy areas developing as the dry time of fall increases. Mesquite and catclaw have some of the 'annual suckers' growing from the bases and get a bit scratchy in areas. Heading further up into the National Forest, growth is close, but the trails maintain the challenge.

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Granny Gear

August 28, 2017
rockiesrl Granny Gear  
 
Review: 50 Year Trail/Golder Ranch is the more technical version of the 24 hour and Honebee Canyon Trail. You get a much better ride on a trail like this with a front shock or a rigid bike. If you are coming into town. Tucson Bike Rentals drops does pick up and delivery to Oro Valley trails. BikeTucson.com.

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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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50-year Trail / Golder Ranch MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 47 ratings. 47 user reviews.
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