Fantasy Island

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4.18 out of 5
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Intermediate
19.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
2,819
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
All singletrack. 19 miles of trails with 6 loops. This trail is all about leaning into curves as you are mostly cornering around wavy trails thru the desert. This trail is espically beautiful in late winter and early spring after good winter rains when wildflowers abound. Created by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Surrounding area is being developed for housing but local biking community have saved this fun gem thru activism.
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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: where is the entrance to the fantasy island mountain bike trails -jem76

A: Harrison Rd and Irvington Rd, to the south. Also Valencia near Frost to the east of intersection.

abegold answered on November 22, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Can you hike fantasy island -Guest

A: No, It is strictly a biking trail. There is a path to the north of the Bunny Trail that is a 40 mile loop that goes all around Tucson that you can walk/hike, there will be some area where it turns to dirt. Please notify me if you have another questions at schlenkerj40@gmail.com as I ride the bunny and bunny's revenge trail every Saturday.

fuji_rider answered on September 1, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (43)
 

Doubletrack


August 29, 2019
 
Review: Pretty standard Tucson riding, little to no elevation and the loops are marked to a degree but it would be hard to get lost. There is more technically challenging parts toward the north end of the park. There is a bunch of parking and the trailhead is easy to find. Should be on your list if you are visiting Tucson.

Similar Trail: Mckenzie Ranch North Loop




Gramcounter


October 9, 2018
TK34 Gramcounter  
 
Review: I'll call this 3 stars, but I try to be stingy with the ratings and you should include this loop on your Tucson visit. A flow trail with minimal climbing and minimal tech, so its as fast as you want to be. Not much for scenery, but its a solid loop.




Bunny Hop


December 21, 2017
 
Review: I had high hopes for this trail, although its very much a beginner trail from where I'm from (Colorado/Utah). Fun if you are a beginner or want to take a friend who is moving up the mtb'ing curve. I used it for a recovery ride after 4 hard days on the road bike. It's a well maintained trail with decent signage, although I'd use an app to make sure you know where you are if you are directionally challenged. As always, thanks to the folks who put the effort in to building this trail!




Bunny Hop

April 16, 2017
NationWIDE Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great place to practice turns and take in some awesome desert riding scenery. After riding this place for a few days my turn speed improved a ton. Take the Bunny Trail Loop to get a feel for the trail layout then branch out into the side trails for more fun. Any skill level for the bunny loop - some of the off shoot loops have a bit more technical features and are lengthy. Bring a spare tube and watch out for the cactus!




Gnarly

January 6, 2017
rhulsey Gnarly  
 
Review: Nice flowy singletrack. Nothing real technical (somewhere between green and blue rating). A lot of fun, especially with some speed. Easy to get turned around on if it is cloudy, but hard to really get lost. Mostly dirt, a very few, short rock sections, and a lot of dipping into/out of arroyos. A few jumps (easily bypassed here and there).




Granny Gear

October 29, 2016
Jake Bell Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time being out at Fantasy Island. I loved it! As a beginner I felt comfortable enough to ride most of the loops. Although I did wipe out on half pipe pretty hard it was a great ride. Kudos to the local community for such a gem




Granny Gear

April 28, 2016
 
Review: What a fun place to ride. Definitely built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Unlike most other MTB trails here in Tucson, I've never encountered a hiker (unless carrying a disabled bike) horseback rider or trail runner...this is all about mountain biking. Man made features accentuate the natural undulating terrain: there are a few steep descents, mega loose rock and some sandy spots, and table top jumps, a half-pipe cut into a natural wash, and really tight turns. Cholla cactus abound in this park, and you will invariably wear some if you aren't careful. I usually add a set of hemostats to my gear before heading out that way. There are some beginner loops and the rest are mostly intermediate, but can certainly become advanced sections should you decide to ride at full speed. Finally, the entire trail system has been laid out to be "one-way" which is fairly unique in my experience, but allows a person to ride as fast as they think they can! PS...you will, however, encounter those that can't seem to figure the whole "one way" thing out and you might encounter them unexpectedly (happened to me a couple of times now) but, hey....you can't fix stupid, I reckon.






February 22, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Great all around set of trails for both the beginner and more advanced.




Granny Gear

February 19, 2016
RobertBrz2 Granny Gear  
 
Review: WOW...I am only in Tucson for a few days and this kind of riding in February is amazing... Wonderful trail system and friendly locals...I rode about 5 miles in 45 minutes as the sun was setting. Absolutely gorgeous...and the friendly locals made sure I knew how to get back to my car the quickest as the ligth was quickly fading...All in all a great riding aarea...I will visit here again.




Gramcounter

December 30, 2015
TuacaTom Gramcounter  
 
Review: Terrific trail system inside city limits. Perfect for beginners when riding the 3 loops in the south section and great training for intermediate riders when riding the 6 loops in the north section at elevated speeds.



Fantasy Island MTB Trail 4.18 out of 5 based on 43 ratings. 43 user reviews.
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