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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +902/986 ft
Total: 34 riders

Mountain Biking Little Bear

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#49 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1214 in the world

Nice switchback trail connecting AZ Trail to Sunset Trail atop Mt. Elden. Some technical spots, with a fair grade but it is mostly rideable uphill by most seasoned riders. Great downhill. Great scenery with wildlife opportunities.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
Take HWY 89 north out of Flagstaff to Elden Springs Road (Forest Service Road 556). Take a left on Elden Springs Road 3-4 miles to Deer Hill parking area. Riding towards Mt. Elden, and link onto the AZ Trail, hang a right, and the Little Bear jct will be about 1.5 miles down the trail.
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  • abegold

    Part of an extensive trail system on Arizona's tallest, most beautiful and coolest mountain. A volcanic cone last eruption in the area was less than 1000 years ago. Many parts of the system are great, explore here for a few days.
    Bring plenty of water, there's none. The climb up to the top of the riding is tough but rewarding.

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  • david_darling

    Nice trail on Mt. Elden. I rode it on my way to Schultz Creek. Fast and flowing with some rockier sections to keep you awake. Fun trail.

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  • throttlemire949

    Super fun descent with rocky and fast top half and tight and turny bottom half. A must ride in Flagstaff, don't miss it.

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