Gold Country

Tucson, Arizona

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Once done with the walking tour, cyclists can pedal across the grassy slopes of Santa Rita’s eastern reaches, across rolling foothills, into and out of stream beds, and into forests of oak and juniper, mostly on old mining roads (now very popular with the 4x4 crowd). There is also riding on singletrack, specifically on the portions that are designated as part of the Arizona Trail. Opportunities for exploration of these old mining roads are almost endless, and it’s fairly easy to get lost in the foothills. Trail Surface: Mixed jeep road, doubletrack, and singletrack.

Gold Country Professional Review and Guide

"Once done with the walking tour, cyclists can pedal across the grassy slopes of Santa Rita’s eastern reaches, across rolling foothills, into and out of stream beds, and into forests of oak and juniper, mostly on old mining roads (now very popular with the 4x4 crowd).

There is also riding on singletrack, specifically on the portions that are designated as part of the Arizona Trail. Opportunities for exploration of these old mining roads are almost endless, and it’s fairly easy to get lost in the foothills. Trail Surface: Mixed jeep road, doubletrack, and singletrack."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 18.5
Elevation Gain: 2,045 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,250 feet
Top Elevation: 5,710 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mt. Wrightson, Sonoita
Driving Directions: Directions to Gold Country

Recent Trail Reviews

10/29/2004
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There are numerous routes here but Kentucky Camp is the best known. Several starting points on the singletrack Arizona trail are accessable, usually in Gardner Canyon or Fish Canyon. Loops around these hills and rides over the mountain passes are also rideable, on doubletrack. There is an IMBA Epic ride here, thru Kentucky Camp. Many other trails in this area, Sonoita and Patagonia hills have hidden singletracks and Cienega Creek has year round water. The Arizona trail is north and south of here.



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May 2018