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Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sycamore Trail #68

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#236 of 401 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#8,576 in the world

From FR 421, the trail climbs steadily through lower Sonoran Desert and riparian vegetation up the arroyo formed by Sycamore Creek. It turns northward and continues to climb along a tributary, passing through chaparral, semi-desert grassland and juniper woodland. The trail tops out on the El Oso Divide and then descends to its end at Edwards Park in a stand of large Ponderosa Pines.

Nice vistas of Tonto Basin and the surrounding mountains. At the upper elevations, the trail passes through a beautiful stand of Ponderosa pine forest. Portions of trail are quite rugged, overgrown, and difficult to follow. Travel with caution. Difficulty: more difficult. source: fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Nov 21, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 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
East End: Forest Road (FR) 421: From Tonto Basin on to FR 421, drive 2.4 miles to the trail terminus on the north side of the road (4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended).
West End: Forest Road (FR) 422A: From the Four Peaks Road/FR 143, drive north 10 miles on FR 422 (4-wheel-drive vehicles only). The trail begins from the right (east) side of the road in Edwards Park.
CONNECTING TRAILS - None: However, Park Trail 66 is approximately 1 mile north on FR 422. The Arizona Trail is approximately 1 mile away southwest. Denton Trail 69 is approximately 0.1 mile away, accessible by FR 421.
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  • rsrtkd-mtbr
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    Tough climbs, overgrown in places. I didn't see signs that anyone had been there in awhile.

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