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Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +237/ -720 ft
Total: 42 riders

Mountain Biking Bug Springs

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#91 of 414 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#2,936 in the world

A beautiful ride thru forest and hoodoos in the middle elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It begins with a tough climb to a ridge, 15 minute hike a bike. Then begin descending on tight corners of the ridge and into a oak/pine/madrone forest for over a mile. The trail then climbs stairs to a ridge and views, descends moderate tech to hoodoos. From there the descent soon gets a little tougher, down a ridge face to the Catalina Highway. The trail splits above the highway. Left to continue or right to lower Bug Spring trailhead. Most will continue on to Prison Camp and from the rear of the camp area ascend another ridge and down the Prison Camp Trail to Molino Basin. Most will shuttle to here. Onward is tougher Milagrosa Trail.

First added by abegold on Sep 10, 2010. 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
Catalina Highway on east side of town to above mp 12. lower Green Mountain trail head. 3rd parking on right in Bear Canyon.

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