Little Bear - TRAIL

Little Bear - Trail, Flagstaff, Arizona

Killer railing along steep mountainside, fast ripping turns through forest...down, down, down...

User Reviews (20)

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macleodofskye   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2009]

Nice fast single track trail. It was in excellent condition when I rode it last week. Top of the trail is a bit rocky and exposed but after the first switch back it is nice and flowy.

Customer Service

Follow Cosmic Ray's route or if you can arrange a drop off skip the climb up Schultz Creek to Schultz Pass.

Similar Products Used: Sunset, Upper and Lower Brookbank, Schultz Creek, Little Gnarly
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4
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4
jagadeesh   Downhiller [Jan 23, 2007]

this trail was a huge waste of time .You have to keep stopping to hike your bike over the fallen trees.Skip this trail and carry on to
Upper brookbank or little knarly.

Customer Service

Don't do it...

Similar Products Used: stick with the trails that head back to eldon lookout rd
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1
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1
plush77   Downhiller [Jan 18, 2006]

Like the other reviewers, I'd say this is a intermediate/advanced trail. Is a fun decent and a moderate accent. Qwick turns, and varying terrain keeps it fresh. There are a few stunts off to the sides of the trail if you have a sharp eye. The trail itself offers enough challenges to keep most riders fully engaged. I love this trail on my 7" full squish rig, but its totally rideable on a hard tail-if not a bit bumpy. It offers a fast, narrow, windy, traversing, varying, beautiful, challenging, fun route down the north side of Mt. Elden One of my favorite trails in Flagstaff.

Customer Service

This trail is a longer decent than Brookbank, and a mutch better choice to go down in my opinion, if you dont mind riding up the little elden trail to get to schults creek. Link it up with the Schultz Creek Trail and you've got a great ride for the whole family. (I ride this with my dad and he's 62).

Similar Products Used: Sunset, Little Gnarley, S.C.T., Lost Burrito trail, oney(Ginger?), lots of great trail in the area - explore them all.
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5
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3
a. zimmerle   [Nov 12, 1998]
Similar Products Used: every trail on mt elden kicks #@%*
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5
Josh Donahue   [Nov 23, 1998]

The Premier trail in Flag.... Start at NAU and do your fair share of climbing to earn the downhill... then bomb down the technical and scary catwalk... turn into the infamous "Hobbit Forest" and try to clear it all. Then fly from there down to the Little bear trailhead... From there just get ready for the most fun you can have on a bike as you carve turns like crazy down the switchbacks... get to the bottom and have your ear to ear smile wiped away by more climbing... then fly down Shultz, not too fast though, there are a lot of hikers, other bikers, and so forth..., then cruise back through the elks club into flag....

Customer Service

Start at NAU, ride all the way to the end of San Fransisco Street and then trhough the Elks Club trail, pretty fun singletrack, turn right up Elden lookout road for about 4 miles, go past the lookout all the way to the top... well almost, trust me the single track is worth it. Then down until trail splits, take right to Little Bear, there is a sign, at the end of that trail take a right and climb to shultz tank, then down shultz , then a left in shultz parking lot to the BMX trail with big jumps at the end, then left on Elden lookout to the elks club to a cruise home...

Similar Products Used: Everything.
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5
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Zark   [Apr 13, 1999]

Very fun trail. It has epic views, high speed singletrack, and many many switchbacks. The trail can be interesting in the spring due to ice and melting snow on the trail in spring. This best when combined with Shultz Creek.

Customer Service

same

Similar Products Used: Shultz creek, Super Moto
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4
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Dwayne   [Jun 15, 1999]

One of the best trails I've ridden
Superbly laid out
Better than ANY trail in Ft. Collins
Wish I were there

Customer Service

Up or down
I like down
Up is good too

Similar Products Used: Hot shot
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5
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CJ   [Jul 11, 1999]

The ride to the top was well worth the effort. Being a "low-lander" the 7200 up to 9300 foot climb made me stop to catch my breath several times, but I didn't puke (sorry, Ed!)! The catwalk, organ donor, and parts of Little Bear definately registered an 8.9 on the old pucker-meter, but what a Shit Hot Ride! Use the Force and let the bike go! Getting kinda racked out by Schultz I was welcoming the wicked cruise down. Heade the other warnings here! I got a bit outside the edge of the envelope and had an argument with a large rock. A small pine tree settled the disagreement and seperated my shoulder and collar bone. I rode the rest of the way down on the auto road. Still, I wanna do it AGAIN!

Customer Service

Pedal the easy 7 miles to the peak of Mt. Elden via the dirt road. Have your lunch at the fire watch tower (sign the guest log and pet the dog). Take the singletrack along the catwalk down through organ donor and onto Little Bear to the Hobbit Forest. Another easy 2 mile climb to Schultz Creek trail then bomb the 6 miles back to your vehicle! About 20 miles total. Wicked cool ride!

Similar Products Used: Fat Man's Loop
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5
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Peter   [Sep 18, 1999]

Little Bear is the "unending DH". Seriousely, I don't know how long the actual trail is but it feels like you drop forever. Lots o switchbacks and stuff. WAY COOL!!! The only bumber is a 2 mile climb at the bottom but don't wory, Sholtz Creek (Another Bad-@$$) DH) is waiting for you. HAVE FUN

Customer Service

Do a lot of climbing and then bust down one of the best singletracks ever!

Similar Products Used: ANYTHING ON MT> ELDON
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5
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Amy   [Nov 09, 1999]

One of the best rides ever. I couldn't believe the downhills this trail has. If you are considering this trail, consider NO MORE. Cool people on the trail too..

Customer Service

Little Bear, according to Cosmic Ray's book, is about 15 miles, however, I was lost up there in singletrack bliss for over 20 miles.

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5
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