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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 8 riders
 

Mountain Biking Kentucky Camp

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#302 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#9,544 in the world

From Gardner Canyon parking cross road and trail is uphill 200 yards and down thru canyon, tricky crossing and back up the canypn's other side. You leave the stream gradually climb back to it thru a Flume trail built over a century ago. Kentucky Camp is a rentable restored old house built that caters to hikers and mountain bikers.
High grass and oak hills. Always water in stream. Trail is often ridden to second stream crossing but continues to wilderness boundary and beyond.

First added by abegold on Oct 14, 2010. Last updated May 3, 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 highway #83 between I-10 and Sonoita go west up Gardner Canyon Road. Parking area on right is trailhead, about 5 miles in. You can also go right on Fish Canyon and longer starting point there, adds tough climb and descent. Many trails and dirt roads in the area crossing mountain passes and long rides possible.
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  • Christopher M   ✓ supporter
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    Decent entry to the Arizona trail, I parked at the Kentucky Camp parking lot and rode south. I stayed on the trail for approximately 3 miles then took a fire road back to road 163 making a 7.3 mile loop.

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  • Theo Everheart
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    Rode this trail in late September. The usually visible Az trail was almost completely obscured by 3- 4 foot grasses and flowers. ( a full summer of monsoon rains was the culprit ). Was pretty hard to ride very fast, but the late summer wildflowers everywhere still made it a very enjoyable ride.

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  • jkhask
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    great trail...there is actually two routes you can take. I stayed north at the Y and looped back arround. Its a pretty fast singletrack, the trail is also pretty decently makred.

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  • abegold
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    If starting in Fish Canyon near Kentucky Camp there will be climbing and descending the 4 miles to Gardner Canyon. If starting there and heading south, you'll cross a small canyon and gently climb to the 2 mile section of twisting, almost flat trail to the wilderness boundary.
    This is an IMBA Epic ride and Arizona Trail.

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