Level: Easiest
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +12/35 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Houston-Mesa Loop

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#146 of 401 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#4,752 in the world

Leaving Parking lot, look for brown signs that say "Trail" -- that will keep you dedicated to the 11 miler, which eventually Loops. On the way back, look for "Horse Camp", as the returning trail also leads beyond and up to the Horse Campground.

There are many tangential trails that criss-cross with the Main trail, but I have (thrice) stuck to "Trail" signs. You will need to pass through two wired gates in route to the Loop.

Crosses many creeks. Has elevation gains and drops throughout. Red dirt. Elk (seen 3). Dirt bikes (seen 1 recent track). Quads (seen 1). People (seen 3). Horses (seen minimal droppings only). Moisture & lovely riding in summer!

First added by Jackemeyer on Jul 24, 2015. Last updated Apr 23, 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
From the 87 & 260 Y intersection, travel North and look for the Right turn (East) on Houston-Mesa Road (just after a few Round-a-bouts). Travel past campgrounds (including a Horse Camp), and look for a 12-car red-dirt parking lot on the Right side (South). Park & Ride, heading downhill and to the Left!
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • Jackemeyer

    Probably my favorite (I'm a beginner) trial at this time. I can ride it for hours and never be bored, find places to catch air, and challenge myself with up-hill work now and then. Beautiful dirt, trees, and interesting landmarks to discover throughout.

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