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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +646/621 ft
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Smith Ravine

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#407 of 444 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#507 in the world

Smith Ravine - TR 297 is open to hikers, horseback riders,
and mountain bikes.

The trail climbs steadily 700 feet upward toward
the southwest for the first 1.5 miles, where it
turns west. The Smith Ravine spring at the 1.7
mile point may have water. The trail ends at
Forest Road 52A (Spruce Mountain Road) at
an elevation of 7000 feet.

Ninety percent of the trail is in Ponderosa pine
forest. It offers good views to the north and
east of the Lynx Creek drainage area, and
Spruce Mountain Lookout to the south.

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
From downtown Prescott, travel east on Gurley Street which becomes Highway 69 toward Prescott Valley 4.1 miles to Walker Road (County Road 57). Turn south on Walker Road for 5.7 miles to the Smith Ravine Trailhead parking area on the west side. The trailhead parking area is unimproved, with room for six vehicles.
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Good (May 18, 2019)
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  • Jenny Corso

    This out-and-back trail is great for those who don't mind climbing to earn the fast descent back! Complete with maintained whoops and berms and a few small technical sections. The excellent views of Prescott Valley are worth it, especially if done at dawn or dusk.

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