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Level: Expert
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,943/ -1,872 ft
Total: 33 riders

Mountain Biking Milagrosa / Molino Basin

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#42 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1,096 in the world

This trail drops down into the basin and you can either climb back out, or connect to the Arizona trail. The Arizona trail will take you out to Reddington Pass, at which point you have to take the dirt road back into town. Taking the AZ trail requires parking one car at the bottom of the road to Reddington Pass and shuttling to Mt Lemmon. I think the total ride distance is close to 20 miles if you go out Reddington Pass.

First added by muppetfreak on Sep 24, 2008. 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
Take the Mount Lemmon Highway to Molino Basin (mile 5.6). Park at the Molino Basin campground parking lot. The trailhead is across Mt Lemmon Hwy from the parking lot.
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  • John Fisch

    One of my all time faves! The hike-a-bike is so worth it! There are miles of challenging gnar with an excellent variety of narrow, tight and twisty to wide open and fast. The joy of ripping from one plunge to the next on this trail can not be overstated. If you're adventurous and skilled, this one should go right to the top of the bucket list! (that is if you're taking the Milagrosa rather than the Molino trail)

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  • skelldify

    This trail is amazing! The HAB at the beginning could be rideable with some work. And it's not constant HAB, more like riding with some short, steep exposed moves. After that, it's a mix of light chunk, hundreds of small drops, dozens of bigger drops, and 2 or 3 pretty steep sections. There are also some screaming fast wide-open sections. It wasn't nearly as hard as I was afraid it'd be. The scenery was incredible. I love when you can see the trail miles ahead of you.

    You do need to keep an eye out for the turn into Milagrosa Canyon. You'll be riding some double-track for a short time after you make your way around the water tank. Then the trail cuts off to the right behind some trees near the top of the canyon. You'll know you made the turn if you come to a super steep little 10 foot downhill of piled rocks.

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  • ephilli2

    I've ridden many miles of Colorado trails, some of which were quite technical, so I figured this trail wouldn't be too bad. However, I did not like this trail. Zero flow, and much more hiking than riding. I can handle HAB if it is rewarded with some good rideable sections, but that is not the case here. At least the views were good!

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  • TreyGL6

    I don't want to bash this trail too much out of respect for the locals I rode with...but, this is not my idea of DH. It's more like Gnarly XC. Best on a 5-6 inch full susp bike. Techy climbing and hikeabike. This trail has zero flow. No features to speak of except some natural rock drops(3ft) with flat landings.

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  • abegold

    Milagrosa is freeriding fun. From Molino basin it's a 10 mile descent to the Tucson basin and parking. Starts with a 20+ minute hikeabike to a ridge. Many tech rock and sand crossings, riding within inches of barbed wire and cactus this trail will keep your attention. Only a couple spots where water pools and that's ocassionally. Put this one on your list if you like tech, best ridden not in summer. Route suggested in the trail description is a little ridden alternate. Limitless photos in the saguaro forest. Bug Springs is above Milagrosa, less tech and more scenic it still has tech challenges and even shade at times. Starts in the Ponderosa Pines and AZ Madrone and ends in the oaks. Most take a break at a rock hoodoo for the vast vistas.* Review edited 7/29/2011* Review edited 10/6/2012

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