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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +366/349 ft
Total: 38 riders
 

Mountain Biking Thunderbird Park

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#375 of 444 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#3355 in the world

This trail is very rocky. Bring plenty of water because there is no shaded areas and it gets hot in Arizona. Overall a fun trail. I used a hard tail with a head shock but took it easy as to not blow out a tire or shock. A full suspension bike is recommended.

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
N 59th Ave & Deer Valley Rd
Glendale, AZ 85311

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Dry (Mar 9, 2019)
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  • Hadder
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    Update to my previous post. I rode the ACTUAL Cholla loop today (wrong one last time). HOLY COW! Lots of hike a bike moments. For a beginner - this was not too much fun. Very technical switchbacks with large rocks. My legs were bloody from all the rocks and cactus I ran into and fell on. Wife questioned my choice in hobby several times. Kids showed concern for a brief moment but then went back their phones. I enjoy challenges - so I will be back when I get a little more experienced.

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  • Hadder
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    Good mix of flats and rocks. Heart rate got up there on the climbs. Road the Cholla loop this morning. Fairly short ride.

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  • dschmitz8565
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    Great trail for a quick ride after/before work. Not very long but enough elevation to get the legs working. Like similar posts have mentioned, don't go on the weekend, foot traffic is heavy.

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  • nedmario
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    Fun techy trails that challenge you with great features and good climbs. Only reason it gets a 4 is because it sometimes is so crowded hard to ride it with all the foot traffic. DO NOT TRY IT ON A WEEKEND

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  • *****

    More for a full suspension bike, extremely rocky. Their are also a lot of hikers.

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  • mtbdennis
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    No way you need a full suspension bike to ride out here as the trail description says.

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