Tucson Mountain Bike Trails| Mountain Biking Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona is mountain biking nirvana. Looking for great scenery and a challenge? Our mountain bike guides have the answers to all your trail questions. Browse below to find cycling routes and biking trails of all kinds in gorgeous Tucson, Arizona and the surrounding areas.


If you’re looking for quick recommendations, we suggest you check out the following spots:
-Head to Oro Valley and mountain bike Honeybee Canyon and Golder Ranch.
-Tackle Starr Pass Trail on our Southwest side for a challenging ride on the same trails that Hollywood old westerns were filmed.
-Dominate Fantasy Island mountain bike park near Davis Monthan Air Force Base.

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All Tucson/Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Trails “At a Glance”

Starr Pass Mountain Bike Trails

Bikers really dig Starr Pass !

Best Oro Valley/Northwest Tucson Mountain Bike Trails



Sweetwater Mountain Bike Trails

Sweetwater Preserve is a great place for a guided tour.

Arizona’s Best Mountain Biking – Best Central Tucson Trails


  • Sweetwater Mountain Bike Trails – The greatest trail system in all of Arizona. Sweetwater has a windy, curvy twisty east side that is fun and great for riders of all levels. The west side is much more challenging and technical. This is a must-do trail!
  • Starr Pass Mountain Bike Trails – Another must-do trail! This is much more challenging and technical. Very scenic. Full suspension is in order.
  • Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Trails – This is an incredible mountain bike park in central Tucson right next to the Air Force base. The Valencia side is ideal for beginners. Irvington and Harrison side is more challenging, but do-able.
  • Tucson Mountain Park Bike Trails – Tucson Mountain Park is an enormous area within the Saguaro National Park East that contains trails that will put a smile on absolutely everyone’s face.
  • Brown Mountain Bike Trails – If you like the technical challenge of La Milagrosa on Tucson’s East side, you will love Brown Mountain. The majority of this trail is not for the faint of heart.



Southern Arizonas Best Mountain Biking

Southern AZ to the Mexican border offers some incredible rides.

Southern Arizona’s Best Mountain Biking






Sweetwater Preserve is great for those looking for a casual mountain bike ride and those looking for a stunning technically challenging ride.


Trails North of Tucson, Arizona


Baby Jesus

The Baby Jesus loop has a very sandy single track climb and the two rugged sections which…
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Cactus Forest – Saguaro

There is a big trail system in the Saguaro National Park East. Unfortunately mountain…
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Charouleau Gap

We’re not sure how often this trail is used, and it mainly double-track used by the local…
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Peppersauce Cave

As far a exciting single track riding goes, it ain’t gonna happen here. This is…
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Cherry Tank

This trail starts off as singletrack branching off from the Middle Gate trail…
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Golder Ranch

The 50-Year Trail is located north of Tucson in Oro Valley, Arizona at the end of Golder Ranch…
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Mt Lemmon – Green Mt

reen Mountain is a VERY technical and fun ride up in the cool forest of Mt. Lemmon…
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Mt Lemmon – Bug Springs

Bug Springs is one of the most fun trails Mt. Lemmon has to offer, and has been officially…
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 Tortolita Preserve

Tortolita Preserve is a 9.9 mile single track loop of sand, some hardpack, and rocks with a couple of semi…
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 Rail X & Honeybee Canyon

This is another close in, easy ride. It is relatively flat, some jeep trail, dirt road…
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Willow Springs – Old Pueblo

Located north of Oracle off of Willow Springs Road, the course for Epic Ride’s Kona…
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Mt Lemmon – Aspen Draw

A wonderful, cool ride, and fun descent, but not incredibly long. Seven miles WITH the steep…
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Mt Lemmon/AZ Trail/Molino Basin – Italian Trap

This section of the Arizona Trail runs from Italian…
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 Mt Lemmon – AZ Trail – Prison Camp to Molino Basin (3B)

Mt Lemmon/AZ Trail/Prison Camp – Molino Basin

Depending which way you’re coming…
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 Trails West of Tucson, Arizona

Brown Mountain Trails - Tucson Arizona (2B to 3D)

Brown Mountain

When it comes to technical trails, East Tucson has La Milagrosa, and the west side…
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Fantasy Island - Tucson, Arizona (2B)

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island’s main loop, Lone Cactus, has many side loops off of it so you can pick…
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La Milagrosa Trails - Tucson, Arizona (3D)

La Milagrosa Trails

A wonderful, beautiful, technical, dangerous ride in the Santa Catalina Mountains…
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Pistol Hill to Three Bridges Trails - Tucson, Arizona (3B to 3C)

Pistol Hill – Three Bridges

Typically a North to South out-and-back of 24-miles or so starting from Pistol Hill parking…
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Mt Lemmon – Molino Basin to Italian Trap (3C – 3D)

Mt Lemmon/Molino Basin – Italian Trap

This section of the Arizona Trail runs from Italian Trap (on it’s southern end) in the Redington…
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Trails South & Southeast of Tucson, Arizona

Dragoons to East Cochise Stronghold Trails (3B)

Dragoons – East Cochise Stronghold

This ride is located in the Coronado National Forest east of Tucson…
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Dragoons to West Cochise Stronghold Trails (3B)

Dragoons – West Cochise Stronghold

This nice ride is located in the Dragoon Mountains – Coronado National…

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Elephant Head Trails - Tucson, Arizona (3B) – Green Valley

Elephant Head Trails

When it’s not been ridden, Elephant Head can get overgrown quite easily. Thankfully…
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West Desert Trails - Tucson, Arizona (2B to 3B)

West Desert Trails

The West Desert Trails are located on a 2000 acre area to the west of Green Valley…
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IMBA Epic to Gardner Canyon to Kentucky Camp to Keyhole Trails (3B – 3C)

IMBA Epic/Gardner Canyon/Kentucky

If you haven’t ridden in the Southwest desert, be prepared for a different…
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Three Bridges to Lakes Road Trails - Tucson, Arizona (2B – 3B)

Three Bridges – Lakes Rd

Another gorgeous section of the Arizona Trail, this route from Three Bridges at it’s Northern…
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Best Tucson Road/Cycling In Oro Valley/Tucson by BikeArizona.org