Tucson Mountain Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.92 out of 5
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Intermediate
1.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
2,585
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Just about every pullout on Gates Pass Rd has a trailhead. Pick up a trail and connect to many others along the way if you wish. You can do any amount of miles that you wish. The trails are great for beginners, quick rides after work and night rides. If you feel you are getting lost, just head back toward the mountain. There are also paved roads to get you back to your car if you get tired of the trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Doubletrack

December 12, 2017
abegold Doubletrack  
 
Review: Might be 100 miles of trails here from Sweetwater Preserve all the way to Robles Pass and south. Many different routes, signs have just been added to the trails making it much more tourist friendly. Saguaro forest with many cholla cactus and diverse ecosystem. Accupuncture is very narrow. John Krein the most brutal tech trail. The newest trail to the network is Rock Wren. A lot of fun crossing and rising to the spine of the mountains. Can continue on up Yetman for a great climb and turn around for the most fun or loop thru the mountain gap of Star Pass.

Similar Trail: Sweetwater Preserve

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Granny Gear

August 28, 2017
rockiesrl Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome, craggy, technically challenging course. Not many signs and easy to get lost. Scenery is incredible. If you are coming to town, avoid the department store resort mtn bikes offered. They don't work. If you are coming into town. Tucson Bike Rentals has some nice bikes... BikeTucson.com.

Similar Trail: Sweetwater preserve

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Singletrack


January 25, 2017
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Rode from the trailhead near the Starr Pass Golf Course. Dropped down into the flat area, across and up through Starr Pass to the other side of the peaks. Navigated relatively new trail along the hillside above Tucson Estates and back through the peaks into the flats on Yetman trail. Climbed back up to the trailhead for the finish. Great desert scenery, moderate technical challenge. Navigating is difficult because of numerous side trails and lack of adequate signage. Fortunately for us we met a local rider who gave us some direction.

Similar Trail: Robles Pass

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Granny Gear

November 17, 2016
 
Review: First time on this trail,I enjoyed it took it easy I just rode The small loop three times around. Enjoy the scenery that was probably my biggest problem looking at all the stuff I'm trying to stay on the trail.looking forward to riding all the other trails.

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Gramcounter

March 16, 2016
 
Review: Rode from the Starr Pass trailhead next to the golf course. Trails are fun, nothing too challenging which was nice since it was the dead of winter in the Midwest. Lots of mileage and beautiful views, plenty of wildlife was spotted as well. Going under the freeway freaked me out a bit, but trying to cross was worse.

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Singletrack


January 9, 2015
wfool Singletrack  
 
Review: I was in Tucson on vacation. This was an awesome trail with views of the mountains and desert rides. I had so much fun, I am hoping that one day I can make it back to rid more of the trails.

Similar Trail: Fantasy Island, Sweetwater Preserve

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Granny Gear

January 2, 2015
 
Review: The Starr Pass trails can be accessed right from the JW Marriott which also rents decent bikes. Although the trail is great fun with excellent challenging terrain, there is no room for error (hence the Advanced Difficulty) with cactus of all types lining the trails. Be sure to bring GPS, lots of water, tweezers, and Bactine.

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Gramcounter

May 27, 2014
 
Review: Decent trails good scenery. I do recommend riding very early morning during the summer months as it just gets hotter than all get out due to the reflection of heat off the rocks on top of the peaks. good trail roughly 1.5-2.5 feet wide and dusty usually.

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Epic


March 29, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: On the plus side--crazy good desert mountain scenery everywhere Some good, extended climbing and some super cross-country travel. However, much of the trail network is just piles of loose rock and what's under your knobbies isn't of the quality you will find at other Tucson area trails. This is also a tough place to go on your own for the first time as there are many trails not on the map and cairns that will lead you astray. You can never get completely lost as there are always major landmarks in view, but you can spend a lot of time on dead ends or lower quality singletrack.

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Epic


January 8, 2012
Jared13 Epic  
 
Review: HUGE trail system. I rode this area twice, 2-3 hours each time and I was in two completely separate areas. I rode only Brown Mountain and then Starr Pass -> Yetmen -> Bowmen -> Hidden Canyon (See sdmb.org for better trail info) Brown Mountain: Starts out rolling through the desert and gets technical quick as you drop into/out of a wash. Then it's sweet, rocky singletrack with some tight switchbacks and a lot of climbing. On the way up to the top and at the top you have some great views. Then the way down is even more technical. Large drops, huge rocks, and tight, steep switchbacks. Oh, and cactus lining your decent. Starr Pass/etc: Starts out with some techy climbs and descents. Both are very fun. Hidden Canyon has some Hike-A-Bike. The switchbacks are insanely tight/steep but it's a great trail. Overall the park is a "More difficult" trail but it has some areas that are definitely black diamond or greater.

Similar Trail: Sweetwater and Robles Pass

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Tucson Mountain Park MTB Trail 3.92 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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