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Level: Easiest
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +28/ -5 ft
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Hereford To Waters Road Trailhead

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#227 of 408 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#8,123 in the world

This is a 5 mile beginners out and back singletrack ride with a very little
elevation change. The trail has no sandy spots and is pretty smooth. From
the parking area head towards the metal gate to the Southeast. The trail
goes East and after a few yards you will come to a sign for the Northern
trail. It will announce milages for Miller Backcountry Camp and San Pedro
House. This sign lies. It is actually 5 miles to the camp and 9 miles to the
San Pedro House. For this ride pass the sign and continue on the trail wich
will lead East and South across former pasture land and end at the
Northern edge of the small town of Palominas at the Waters Road
Trailhead. There is a charming bed and breakfast inn near the trailhead
located at the East end of Waters Road. This is the Casa De San Pedro and
I found the owner very friendly and the atmoshere very serene.

First added by arizonaglider on Jun 3, 2011. 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
To get to the Hereford trail head from Bisbee drive West on Hwy 92
towards palominas. About 7 1/2 miles after leaving the city limits of Bisbee
look for the sign for Hereford Road on the right (North) side. Follow this
road untill you cross the small bridge over the San Pedro River (about 5
miles). Right across the river on the South side (left) you'll see the sign for
the Riparian Parking area. This the trailhead and has toilet facilities but no
water. The Google Earth Lat/Lon coordinates for the parking arera are 31 D
26 M 11.03 N by 110 D 6 M 37.89 W. This trailhead provides access for this
ride as well as rides North.
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  • Christopher M

    The best part of this trail is the mileage. Its flat, sandy in parts and you'll be completely exposed. Most of the trail is double track with some singletrack at the start near the Hereford Bridge. There is parking on the right prior to the bridge (it's marked by a sign) eaded toward Bisbee. I rode from there to the San Pedro House and back for a total of 18.44 miles. There is some singletrack to explore closer to the river. Not the best trail but beats being on the road. Bring water, tools and sunblock.

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