Papago Park Area

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is an easy network and immpossible to get completely lost. A few of the stretches you can take at high speeds, but the semi-large chunky rocks will slow you down. This is a ride I do in the middle of summer, mid day. It usually isn't too bad, unless it's really humid, which is rare. Even then we rode for over an hour. It's not for the beginners because of some of the climb, and it gets you winded if you're going fast enough.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: where is the best place to start this trail? -Guest

A: Q: The best place to start in my opinion is the parking lot off of galvin, however you can park down by marquee theater near the lake and the trails over next to the 202 are pretty fun answered on May 20, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (19)

Bunny Hop

October 21, 2019
bnordo Bunny Hop  
Review: Good trail for a weeknight ride after work. Also a good beginner trail to get people introduced to mountain biking. Hole in the rock is a great opportunity for some uniquely Arizona photos.


October 15, 2019
Review: Really dry and dusty right now.

Granny Gear

October 6, 2019
sam2121 Granny Gear  
Review: I usually take the double butte loop which goes around the whole trail system. It starts with a smooth climb and then the second half is mostly down hill. The main trail is double track with Singletracks branching out every where. I recommend taking double track on the decent because it is fast, smooth, and has some jumps. Highly recommend this trail for all experience levels


April 16, 2019
Review: Papago is good because it is close to downtown and makes for a quick ride after work. There are tons of trails here. Most of them are fairly loose over hard pack and you can washout easily if running too high of pressure in your tires. The hole in the rock and tomb make for great photo ops.

Granny Gear

September 28, 2017
Review: I'd give this Trail a higher rating, but I'm pissed off that I got an $87.00 parking ticket for my car being in the lot after dusk. Total crock of shit. Go somewhere else.

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Bunny Hop

September 16, 2017
BlueRu Bunny Hop  
Review: The Papago Trail area is a great area for the beginner and intermediate rider. There are a variety of trails that range from flat, sandy turns to loose climbs and quick descents. There are a few jumps that have ride-arounds.

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May 20, 2017
Review: Super fun may be beginner but there are still a lot of fun parts and people are always building new trails

Granny Gear

April 2, 2017
Ncurtisi13 Granny Gear  
Review: Good trails. Most are pretty easy, but you can leave some of the more well-groomed trails and find some tougher stuff. It's usually the place I bring beginners to let them find their sea legs. It's also a really convenient location, and there's usually plenty of parking.

Granny Gear

November 25, 2016
Colaphish Granny Gear  
Review: Great views of the park. Easy trail with my little girl/10 year old


September 9, 2016
Review: Love the dirt jumps in the back

Papago Park Area MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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