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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +603/ -602 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Arizona Trail - Three Bridges to Lakes

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#104 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#3,268 in the world

This is a great section of the AZT for the XC types. Fast and flowy the whole way. Trail is well engineered so the hills stay between 6-8%. Good trail for beginner/intermediate riders looking for a little adventure.

First added by Eric Foltz on Mar 31, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Starting from the Three Bridges TH go south for 13 miles to the Lakes TH and turn around. Well marked. You can't get lost.
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Rider questions

Q: When distance of an out and back trail is given, is the distance round trip or 1-way? Thanks.
A: It is about 30 miles.

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  • Christopher M

    Parked at the intersection of E. Sahuarita Rd and Route 83 and headed north. Rode about 10 out and 10 back for a great ride, about 1,000 feet of elevation gain, your riding downhill for the most part going north. The trail is not very technically challenging but the length makes up for it. I would like to explore more of this section of the AZ trail. It seems a lot more suited to bikes than other sections I have ridden.

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  • abegold

    This starts along a canyon rim and proceeds to enter another drainage crossing under Interstate 10 thru a drainage tunnel. The trail is often very curvy as it winds thru dry desert hills of yucca and Bee Plants, even unusual Sandpaper Plants in spots as well as mesquites in the washes.

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  • Eric Foltz

    Really fun section of the AZT. Fast and flowy ST the whole way. Would be a good place for newer riders.

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