2,325' Down Proceed to hike on San Juan Rd. Summit Road, a scenic, 5.5-mile ride from the main park entrance. 317.46 m Up • Trails are accessible from several park entrances/parking lots listed below. Access: Start at Telegraph Pass Trailhead. Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. This trail also provides alternative routes through connections with the Derby Loop, Bajada Trail, and Las Lomitas Loop, while traveling upward to the roadway. Travel south on Mormon Trail and proceed to National Trail. Every Sunday, South Mountain observes "Silent Sunday," where the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. From this road, proceed to Holbert Trailhead to continue onto Holbert Trail. Definitely a good trail would do it again and it has lots of hills but lots of flat land too but it’s overall a good trail to do. South Mountain Park/Preserve Design Guide, South Mountain Park/Preserve Trails Master Plan, Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs, Learn About South Mount​ain Park Trails Master Plan, South Mountain Towers Contractor Information, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facility. It is a 1/2 mile walk from the San Juan gate to the start of the trail on the north side of the road. One of the most fun and technical trails i've ridden. Make sure you bring plenty of water my friend and I ran out of water with 6 miles to go. 1,042' Up 28.2 km It helped us avoid the sun. Please explain. • Best Mountain Biking Trails in South Mountain Preserve. Drinking fountains, benches, covered ramadas are available for periodic rest stops. Create Recommended Route or Get's busy with hikers though. i am so glad that I was on 3" tires for this challenging terrain. Access: Start from Warpaint Dr. Access Trailhead. It has dozens of miles of trails and there are number that are good for beginner hikers. Difficult. Best MTB Gear | Park Main Entrance: 10409 S. Central Ave. Beverly Canyon Trailhead: 8800 S. 46th St. Telegraph Pass Trailhead: 14251 S. Desert Foothills Parkway. Too rocky and very steep and unmarked in the middle. Although, not a very long trail, it does offer direct access to the National Trail and Telegraph Pass Trail, once you reach the roadway at the trail’s end. Access: Start at Warpaint Dr. Access Trailhead. Terms | Privacy. Difficulty level: Hard.) Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. 1-10 to Baseline Road go right (west) to 48th street. Also, please note that some businesses and public spaces are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, so be sure to verify hours of operation before visiting. Access: Start at the 19th Ave. Trailhead to connect to Ma a Tauk Trail. There are parts that are really fun, but the technical sections will challenge your skills. great challenge for me! This trail is suitable for most levels of hikers and can be used as an introduction for those wanting to get acquainted with desert mountain hiking. You can also find some unexpected attractions like Mystery Castle, or check out some nearby dining after a hike. There are many technical paths but have great scenes. 708.2 m Up Continue making a loop back to the Mormon Trail to return. Continue right onto Pima Wash Trail. Access: Start at Mormon Trailhead to proceed to Mormon Trail. It gets a little difficult on the national trail. Turn left onto National and then turn right to proceed to Hidden Valley Trail. There are some petroglyphs along the Mormon Trail. MTB Podcast | 268.48 m Up Ramada Usage in South Mountain Park/Preserve: *** Due to COVID-19, ramadas are temporarily CLOSED. Just need to readjust back to no dropper post:( and skill instead of using equipment. ​​​​Trailhead Hours: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gated entrances will close at 7, but trails remain open until 11 p.m. Our picks: Holbert Trail (details below) and Hidden Valley via Mormon Trail (details on our Best Hikes in Phoenix blog). Most people take the Mormon Trail to the National Trail and the national trail to either end of Hidden Valley. It is one of the older trails in the park, and it was built with inmate labor plus Civilian Conservation Corps men back in the 1930's The large switchbacks remain as a testimony of their hard work and dedication. great trails, on the back side awesome views and great up and downs. Alta Trail is fairly steep heading up from either side. Take the first left on to Phoenix South Mountain Park. Even the easy routes up the mountain are hard. Trails are accessible from several park entrances/parking lots listed below. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Due to the many blind corners, narrow sections and treacherous drop-offs, extreme caution should be maintained and adherence to the speed limit followed. There are a lot of line options whether climbing or descending. Access: Start at Geronimo Trailhead. Access: Start at Pima Canyon Trailhead. If you find yourself in the Phoenix are, you need to ride at least the Mormon/National loop at South Mountain. This is definitely full suspension territory. Very difficult riding in areas. On Saturdays, the stable also offers rides to get up-close with ancient petroglyphs throughout the park. Trail. Very fun, very technical, very rocky. Ramada reservations must be made in person at a Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facility. Both require expert skills and fitness. Parking and restrooms are available. Follow Piedras Dr. to connect to Kiwanis Trailhead. The trail will start out easy and flat, then ascend up and traverse the hills behind the ranger station. Check out some other scenic drives you can take in Phoenix here. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. • Proceed to Warpaint North to connect to Desert Classic by taking a left. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. NOT OKAY! South Mountain Park/Preserve Biking. Nice views reward hikers at the top. Just about everything else has points. guidelines before visiting the trail. Additionally, the roadways throughout the park are a favorite for bicyclists. Proceed to Pima Ridgeline Trail. Add Your Trails, MTB Project is built by riders like you. Very unforgiving but I learned quickly. Do it Right." Do yourself a favor and ride this trail. Pyramid Trail starts out fairly easy from the Area 620 Trailhead, but it quickly gets steep at the base of the ridge it climbs. Wear Pads and if your going to fall, don't aim for anything green. • This trail offers a steady climb to the upper areas of South Mountain Park. Access: Start at Beverly Canyon Trailhead to connect to Beverly Canyon Trail. What a fantastic urban resource! pretty crazy drops and stuff, the most hardcore trail in phoenix. Second only to Camelback Mountain in fame are the trails at South Mountain Park. Please view the information provided by the links below to learn more about reserving a ramada. You need to ride it more then once to get a full taste and learn route's obstacles. 1,041' Down MTB Project is built by riders like you. This is about an injury or accident Make sure you have very burly tires and spare everything. Review "Take a Hike. This is not a negative review it is just a little over my skill level.