Bomb 3 of the Gnarliest MTB Trails in the Phoenix Metro

Shred three of the very best technical mountain bike descents in the Phoenix Metro Area.

Mountain Biking Severe, Extreme

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Photo: Greg Heil

Description

The mountain bike scene in the Phoenix Metro Area is as diverse as it is geographically dispersed. All around the outskirts of this sprawling metropolis you’ll discover singletrack riding of all types, from lengthy, flowy cross country trails to steep, technical test pieces.

In this guidebook we’ve rounded up three of the very best technical descents in the greater Phoenix area. South Mountain, the epicenter of Phoenix tech riding, is represented with a stellar loop anchored by the Geronimo Trail. But there’s much more in the way of technical singletrack to be explored in that network.

While the McDowell area is better known for extensive cross country trails, the Windgate Pass to Bell Pass Loop provides all the flavor of a true technical mountain ride, but found right on the outskirts of Phoenix.

And finally, White Tank rounds out the list with some of the most technical and most remote trails around. Thanks to the rare remoteness (by Phoenix standards), the White Tank Mountain Regional Park is also one of the most beautiful and underrated gems in the region!

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