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) View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 several miles along ...

  • #2 Pemberton Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 loop with just ...

  • #3 Chapel Rocks Loop View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 and some ...

  • #4 Desert Classic Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Tempe, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 of desert foothills ...

  • #5 Starr Pass - Yetman Wash View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 loop is arguably the ...

  • #6 50 Year Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Oro Valley, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  2 hours
    •  Guide

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

  • #7 Dynamite Loop View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 powerline runs north-northeast ...

  • #8 Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail 100 View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 right in the middle ...

  • #9 Los Burros View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    McNary, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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, this is the White ...

  • #10 Mount Elden View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 contain all the high-altitude ...

  • #11 North Rim Loop View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Jacob Lake, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 North Rim of the Grand ...

  • #12 Grand Falls View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 the Painted Desert ...

  • #13 Little Bear Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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.

  • #14 Horton Creek View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    •  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 just below the rim ...

  • #15 The Mine Loop - Hawes Pass Area View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Mesa, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 its name from the large, ...

  • #16 Mount Lemmon Top to Bottom View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 of Tucson. The drive ...

  • #17 Oak Creek Canyon Trails View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Oak Creek, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 invaders: a fleet of ...

  • #18 Long Loop View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  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 for skilled riders, ...

  • #19 Lava River Cave View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  18.2 miles
    •  Guide

    10 miles northwest of Flagstaff, west of the San Francisco Peaks. This is a relaxing, scenic cruise through pine forest and meadows with little ...

  • #20 Brown Canyon View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Sierra Vista, AZ

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1 - 1.5 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Brown Canyon Trail is a local cycling favorite. Not deadly hard but not a creampuff ride either, Brown Canyon Trail begins with a fairly ...