Best Mountain Biking in Arizona

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Arizona. Use this list to plan your next Arizona mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 South Mountain Trails (Desert Classic Trail)

    4 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    At 16,500 acres, Phoenix’s South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain itself stretches several miles along the southernmost reaches of the city, and separates ...
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    At 16,500 acres, Phoenix’s South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world. South Mountain itself stretches ...

  • #2 Broken Arrow

    10 Reviews

    Coconino National Forest, AZ

    Broken Arrow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is 2 miles long and begins at 4,282 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  2 miles

    Broken Arrow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It ...

  • #3 Pemberton Trail

    5 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    This is a most enjoyable, classic singletrack loop across the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains. It's a fast, nontechnical loop with just enough variety for its length. The ride is best ...
    •  3 hours
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a most enjoyable, classic singletrack loop across the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains. It's a fast, nontechnical ...

  • #4 Chapel Rocks Loop

    5 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    3.5 miles south of Sedona. Spectacular loop ride around one of Sedona's famous rock formations, featuring smooth, fast singletrack and some slickrock play areas.
    •  2 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    3.5 miles south of Sedona. Spectacular loop ride around one of Sedona's famous rock formations, featuring smooth, fast singletrack ...

  • #5 Desert Classic Trail

    3 Reviews

    Tempe, AZ

    This well-named trail is a delightful cruise along the foothills of South Mountain. The route lies in the narrow corridor of desert foothills between the suburbs of Chandler, which have crept ...
    •  4 hours
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This well-named trail is a delightful cruise along the foothills of South Mountain. The route lies in the narrow corridor ...

  • #6 Starr Pass - Yetman Wash

    4 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    Founded in 1928, Tucson Mountain Park is a favorite among Tucson’s mountain biking community. The Starr Pass–Yetman Wash loop is arguably the best set of trails through the park, and an excellent ...
    •  1 hour
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Founded in 1928, Tucson Mountain Park is a favorite among Tucson’s mountain biking community. The Starr Pass–Yetman Wash ...

  • #7 50 Year Trail

    3 Reviews

    Oro Valley, AZ

    The northern foothills of the Santa Catalinas are a birdwatching paradise. Any given morning will bring roadrunners, quail, red tailed hawks, gray cardinals, red cardinals, woodpeckers, Harris ...
    •  2 hours
    •  Guide

    The northern foothills of the Santa Catalinas are a birdwatching paradise. Any given morning will bring roadrunners, quail, ...

  • #8 Dynamite Loop

    2 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    This is a fine section of Sonoran, granite boulder-studded desert with numerous singletrack and doubletrack trails. A double powerline runs north-northeast from the intersection of Pima and Dynamite ...
    •  2 hours
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a fine section of Sonoran, granite boulder-studded desert with numerous singletrack and doubletrack trails. A double ...

  • #9 Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail 100

    1 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    North Mountain Preserve is a very popular destination for bikers, hikers, and equestrians from across the Valley. Nestled right in the middle of Phoenix, the park is surrounded by neighborhoods. ...
    •  3 - 4 hours
    •  21.2 miles
    •  Guide

    North Mountain Preserve is a very popular destination for bikers, hikers, and equestrians from across the Valley. Nestled ...

  • #10 Los Burros

    4 Reviews

    McNary, AZ

    The Los Burros trail begins at the Los Burros Campground, 7,900 feet up, and climbs to 8,300 feet. Cool to cold year-round, this is the White Mountain area’s must-ride adventure. The ride starts ...
    •  3 - 4 hours
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Los Burros trail begins at the Los Burros Campground, 7,900 feet up, and climbs to 8,300 feet. Cool to cold year-round, ...

  • #11 Mount Elden

    2 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Arizona features every bio-zone in the world but two: rain forest and coastline. Flagstaff and its surrounding mountains contain all the high-altitude zones, providing a stark contrast to the ...
    •  1 - 7 hours
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    Arizona features every bio-zone in the world but two: rain forest and coastline. Flagstaff and its surrounding mountains ...

  • #12 North Rim Loop

    3 Reviews

    Jacob Lake, AZ

    Completed in the late 1990s, the Rainbow Rim Trail is a 19-mile-long epic singletrack journey along the very edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is a view of the mighty Canyon not ...
    •  6 - 7 hours
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    Completed in the late 1990s, the Rainbow Rim Trail is a 19-mile-long epic singletrack journey along the very edge of the ...

  • #13 Piestewa Peak: Summit Trail

    3 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    Strenuous, steep, great views, and Arizona’s most popular trail to the summit of 2,608-foot-high Piestewa Peak.
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Strenuous, steep, great views, and Arizona’s most popular trail to the summit of 2,608-foot-high Piestewa Peak.

  • #14 Grand Falls

    1 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    About 18 miles northeast of Flagstaff, on the Little Colorado River in the Painted Desert. This is a scenic ride through the Painted Desert to a seasonal waterfall on the Little Colorado River. ...
    •  4 hours
    •  18.6 miles
    •  Guide

    About 18 miles northeast of Flagstaff, on the Little Colorado River in the Painted Desert. This is a scenic ride through ...

  • #15 Horton Creek

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    Over 50 miles long, the Highline Trail offers a lengthy route for those interested in exploring the Mogollon Rim. Running just below the rim itself, this National Recreation Trail accesses some ...
    •  7 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Over 50 miles long, the Highline Trail offers a lengthy route for those interested in exploring the Mogollon Rim. Running ...

  • #16 Little Bear Trail

    3 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    8 miles north of Flagstaff, in the Dry Lake Hills. A very scenic ride on mostly smooth singletrack.
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    8 miles north of Flagstaff, in the Dry Lake Hills. A very scenic ride on mostly smooth singletrack.

  • #17 The Mine Loop - Hawes Pass Area

    2 Reviews

    Mesa, AZ

    The hills around which this mountain bike playground wind were heavily prospected a hundred years ago. The Mine Loop got its name from the large, deep, unmarked mine shaft cyclists ride ever ...
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The hills around which this mountain bike playground wind were heavily prospected a hundred years ago. The Mine Loop got ...

  • #18 Mount Lemmon Top to Bottom

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    For outdoor enthusiasts, Mount Lemmon is the crown jewel of outdoor adventure in the Santa Catalina Mountains, just north of Tucson. The drive from the base of the mountain to the summit traverses ...
    •  5 - 6 hours
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    For outdoor enthusiasts, Mount Lemmon is the crown jewel of outdoor adventure in the Santa Catalina Mountains, just north ...

  • #19 Oak Creek Canyon Trails

    2 Reviews

    Oak Creek, AZ

    Sedona is a city besieged by tourists. Like any city under siege, Sedona has brought out heavy equipment to deal with the invaders: a fleet of helicopters, prop planes, and pink jeeps swarm Sedona ...
    •  1.5 - 4 hours
    •  Guide

    Sedona is a city besieged by tourists. Like any city under siege, Sedona has brought out heavy equipment to deal with the ...

  • #20 Long Loop

    2 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    This is the longest of the three loops that make up the competitive track system at the park. It was designed specifically for skilled riders, high speeds, and racing, and has sharp turns and ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the longest of the three loops that make up the competitive track system at the park. It was designed specifically ...