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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +764/738 ft
Total: 250 riders
 

Mountain Biking Trail #100

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#257 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#8,139 in the world

From Dreamy Draw you can head NW on Trail 100 and immeadiately hit a ridge with good views. Ride on for 5 - 6 miles of nice single track and great views, to 7th and return.
If you head east you go up gentle climbs and nice track all the way to Tatum. This side is not technical. There are great options for more technical riding on the east side on other trails such as trails 8, 304, 302. Trail 1A is nice smooth singletrack also.Enjoy.

First added by petersbike on Jan 3, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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
Coming from Phoenix or elsewhere get yourself on to the Loop 101 portion east of I-17. Take the route 51 exit either N or S, dependent upon your location on the loop. Take the Northern Ave exit off of 51 and follow signs to Dreamy Draw Park. You are at the trailhead in the middle of Trail #100. There are also other trailheads at 7th and also at Tatum that access the terminus of the trail. Parking though is best at Dreamy Draw.
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Q: Where to park?
A: There are several places to access this trail depending on where you are in Phoenix. The trail runs the length of the Phoenix Mtns, with parking available at both ends (on 7th Ave and on Tatum Blvd. There is also parking at Dreamy Draw park, right off of Hwy 51/Northern Ave.

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  • rhartman18
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    The trail is in fairly good shape. There are some parts that have been washed out by rain. But The City of Phoenix Parks & Rec. have volunteers working on the trail.

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  • jeby20@brophybroncos.org
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    My mountain biking team rides this trail for practice, it's a good trail. I like it because there are big climbs, some technical sections, awesome downhills and everything in between. Great for beginners or experts. Best places to start are at dreamy draw or mountain view park

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  • Ncurtisi13
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    I think it's called Trail #100 because you have a 100% chance of getting a pinch flat while riding a hardtail here.

    I kid. I kid. Trail is fine. Nothing great, though. I started at the west end where 7th ave runs into the mountain. Went four miles in, and turned around. Trail is fairly well marked by sign posts and cairns. You probably won't get lost if you pay attention, and the trails off of #100 are kind of fun anyway. Only a couple tough climbs. One is right at the four mile mark where I turn around.

    The trail is pretty loose with lots of big pebbles. I guess that's fairly normal around here, but I like Hawes and McDowell better. There's no flow here, just pedaling. Meh. Maybe I'll try the other side next week.

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  • BlueRu
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    The section I rode was super dry and fairly flat. It did have a few section that have a good hill, but definitely a beginner level trail. The hills were a bit loose, but there was also a well packed line through these sections.

    I rode the trail from where it starts at Mountain View Park to parking lot of 306 at Central & South of Thunderbird.

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  • peter_schaer
    *****

    Trail 100 has something for everyone whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro. Trails are rocky and do have technical sections, but it's a great place to learn your bike and yourself. Another bonus is it connects to numerous trails on both sides of the 51. It never gets old.

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  • mnt ras
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    Have rode here plenty. Lived right by spot for a while. Good trails for all levels if u get off the usual trails.

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  • Bluff Rider
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    I was here on a perfect winter day in the desert valley...78 and sunny! The trail is rocky, some washes and ravines, and one fairly sustained climb; but certainly no lung buster. The loose rocks are the main obstacle to climbing / riding. Lots of walkers, dogs, and a couple other bikes on this holiday Monday in January.

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  • ****

    Very good but I would do it in the morning when it is cooler

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  • John Fisch
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    This trail is surprisingly remote feeling given its urban location. Trail 100 is long and can make for a great ride by itself, but the huge Dreamy Draw Park holds many more miles of connecting trails, some of which climb high into the Phoenix Mountains for a much different feel from the relatively level Trail 100. For trail 100 by itself, I'd only give three stars, but the whole network is worth 4.

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  • SaintPatrick
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    Easy to get to and right in the middle of Phoenix. Obiviously heavily used and not as pretty as the McDowell's but a great cardio ride.

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  • abegold
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    Plenty of rocks on this distrubed desert trail thru the middle of Phoenix. Desert is not pristeen as much of the natives have died off but singltrack hills and views of the city are numerous

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  • mtbdennis
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    Great riding here for all skill levels. Beautiful scenery! At times it is hard to believe that you are right in the middle of the valley! You can look in all directions and not see a hint of the city!

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  • pernicious
    ***

    Not a bad way 2 work or after work ride. Set your own pace for intensity. Not too technical, not any sustained climbs, but I'll say again you push the pace and a good work-out you'll get. Easy access.

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  • brian907
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    I was an out of towner for a week and had previously ridden Hawes and Pima area the days before. This trail has a LOT of offshoot sidetrails, so you can pretty much pick your intensity. I started at the Dreamy Draw parking lot, crossed under the highway and proceeded to get lost on the east side. There were sections where I had to push and bulldog or walk down and some pucker up areas. More of a long distance trail compared to technical Pima area National/MOrmon and more traction than Hawes (kitty litter type sand). Highly recommended because you can tailor you're ride to suit your skill. Hard to get lost, but bring water, etc.

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  • JagsJoey
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    Rode the trail this evening and is was great. We are from Oklahoma so we arent use to a trail this rocky, but it was fun once we got use to it. Some of the climbs were steep for us but that may be because we didnt carry the speed during the downhills to carry us back up the hill. Overall it was a great trail and if we lived here it would be one we would ride regularly.

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  • getonthetrail
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    I rode this trail in the afternoon after hitting the National Trail that morning. That being said, I would say this trail was nothing special compared to the National Trail. For the most part the trail was flat double track. The trail consisted of loose sized rocks with a hard pack bottom. There were a couple of nice short technical climbs but nothing to write home about. If I was to ride this trail again I would hit the east side of the trail, which is suppose to be more technical. I would not waste your time on the west side.

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