Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Pipeline / Forces Of Nature

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#239 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#8,896 in the world

Okay, the Pipeline Trail itself is not so great: a straight-line series of steep climbs
and drops, ruts and loose rocks skirting a bunch of backyards. Yikes. But just to
its north is a radical web of mostly social trails in the junipers and egg-shaped
boulders just below the edge of the mountain. Start below Buffalo Park and head
toward Fatman's Loop at the east side of town - you can't get too lost. Forces of
Nature is the "official" track here and is marked reasonably well. Watch for
dangerous drops and false trails. Generally, the riding gets more difficult heading

First added by andrewlryder on Sep 12, 2012. 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
From Buffalo Park, ride straight toward Mt. Elden to the fence. Pass through and
get on the Oldham Trail. Drop down steeply to a lattice of singletracks and keep
heading toward Elden to intersect the Pipeline Trail in a clearing.
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  • ireiman

    Pipeline is a pretty easy trail, but things get a lot more fun once you hop on Foreces of Nature. It is a good trail with some really great technical sections.

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  • andrewlryder

    No climbs or descents to speak of, just a fun place to screw around, get lost (sorta) and roll/huck some silly stuff. Some really tight and technical bits on the eastern edge of Forces/Pipeline.

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