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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
2,095
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This parking area is used primarily for the very popular Hieroglyphs hiking trail and the Lost Goldmine hiking trail which connects with Peralta Road seven miles to the East. It is also the preferred access to the wonderful system of intermediate and advanced mountain bike trails built and maintained over the last several years by local riders and trail builders. The Lost Goldmine trail is a very technical mountain bike ride that connects with the fast and fun Cougar Trail and the tight and twisting K-Trail a bit farther East. From the K-Trail you can ride the very challenging Tech Trail or enjoy the climbs and descents offered by the Vortex Trail. Off of the Vortex Trail is the newly built Gila Monster Trail (still under construction in March of 2012). To the South, running roughly East-West is a double track trail called the Old Horse Trail. Off of this to the South are the Quartz Ridge Trail. Secret Trail is also accessed from Old Horse Trail and Snowbird Trail is off of Secret trail (if you can find them). Altogether there are almost twenty miles of challenging trails to explore in this system. Most trails are well marked at the trail junctions (accept for Secret Trail of course).
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (4)
System Trails (4)
Lost Goldmine & Cougar Loop
Secret, Tech & K
K-trail & Vortex
Holy Hill And Gila Monster
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (12 total check-ins)
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  Shane Zimmerman   on Nov 16, 2016
  Shane Zimmerman   on Nov 16, 2016
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Reviews (10)
 

Bunny Hop


December 8, 2017
dhurdle Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Outstanding trail system. Clearly not as well known as others in greater Phx ie a "hidden gem" still. Often twisty and tight with spiky things very close (seriously, watch out for CHOLLA). Lost Goldmine has a few hard Techy steep (but short) ups. Scenery top-notch (ok, not Sedona but damn good...). Go but don't tell too many people :)

Similar Trail: Parts of Hawes, FINS, McDowell Race Loops

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Granny Gear

April 21, 2017
 
Review: Poorly marked. I would say 50% of trail is too difficult for the average mountain biker. Much more difficult than other trails in the area.

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Granny Gear

December 11, 2016
 
Review: Fairly loose at the moment. It's fun, but I had a hard time keeping going.

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Bunny Hop

May 27, 2016
 
Review: I've been wanting to try these trails out for awhile but was worried about how busy the parking would be. I went after work today and there were two cars in the parking lot and I didn't see anyone on the trails. It was great riding. Everything was rideable but there were some semi-technical stuff but it was fun and the desert views were great. Definitely going back soon.

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Bunny Hop

August 5, 2015
 
Review: I like the wilderness of this trail, far removed as you take K-Trail loop. Their isn't much downhill, but still plenty of fun and challenging obstacles throughout. Some sections can be a rocky and tight growth abounds on the trail.

This past Sunday, I rode up fast on a full-grown steer. He spooked me being so large, but fortunately he did not charge.

Similar Trail: Hawes

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2015
 
Review: So upon arriving at the parking lot, its clean and people are friendly as for as i know they have the entrances at couger (right) And hieroglyphs (left) the hiero is immediately rock gardens so i would advanced, but why im here i see the bridges in the picture can someone tell me where the f it is????

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Epic


March 27, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This system has just about everything going for it. It has tremendous variety of terrain, trails ranging from fast and flowy to low speed technical fests and everything in between. All of this is set against the amazing backdrop of the Superstition Wilderness. I think I could ride this network daily for years and never tire of it.

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Gramcounter

February 12, 2013
AJFUZZ Gramcounter  
 
Review: Make no mistake-Lost Goldmine sucks- However IF you slog through to K-Trail you may save your day. Lost Goldmine is vertical in short bursts, too rocky and too much Cholla to be rideable and or fun. If you want to go hiking and would like to drag your bike with you, take Lost Goldmine. That said, K-trail if you didnt have to do Lost Goldmine to get to it was fun. (I may have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed before doing Lost Goldmine).

MAY return to do some of the other loops listed but only After Renaissance Fair traffic on the HWY is gone.

Just know that Lost Goldmine is not fast or easy.

Similar Trail: Pass Mtn

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Doubletrack

June 7, 2012
abegold Doubletrack  
 
Review: System is lots of fun with numerous swoopy arroyo crossings in the hills just feet from the wilderness boundary of the scenic Superstition Mountains. Avoid in summer this may be the most fun network in the state. Over 20 miles of trail. Most of these trails are low to intermediate tech with a few tougher spots. Beautiful Sonoran Desert trail, Saguaro forest. Lost Gold Mine and Quartz Ridge are multi use the rest are MTB trails.

Similar Trail: 50 Year Trail

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2012
Darch Granny Gear  
 
Review: Snowbird is a new (2012) trail starting either at the entry to Secret Trail; or off the road about 1/4 mile South of the entry to Secret Trail. A sign and cairin ar on the road. Follow the access descent thru the wash and up; turn left and follow the old horse trail approx 1.5 miles; then at a cairin and sign, go left to continue on Snowbird. Out n back to the top of Transition Mtn; great views; worth the techy climbs.

Similar Trail: Pass Mountain

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Cloudview MTB Trail 4.30 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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