F.I.N.S. North - Trail, Goodyear, Arizona

F.I.N.S. North - Trail, Goodyear, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

F.I.N.S.,(Fantasy Island North Singletrack)is located in Estrella Mt. Ranch. To get there you go south from I-10 on Estrella Parkway 10.18 miles, turn R on Weststar for 1/2 mile, park at School and ride to trailhead 1/2 mi +. L turn at left turn lane is start of trailhead. This is a hiking, biking only trail. It took 2 yrs to build it is well marked with trail signs that have the names of the trail or hub. Some of the signs will include the pucker factors 1 to 4, 4 being the highest. It should be a fun & challenging trail for Intermediate and up. Beginers need some single track experience before riding this trail. There is pucker 3&4s on almost every trail. This trail will bite you if you don't pay attention. We are going to build a section for the beginner bikers soon, puckers 1 -3). If you do all of the trails you will climb 900 ft or more in the 7 miles. Grunt, Kylie's Crossing, Wayne's World, Bone Yard, Harv's Howl, Bear Claw and Hurts Donut will tax your skills while Murel's mile, Joey's Jaunt,Spent spade, Rusty rake, Kims klimb, Randy's ridge and Base Butte will be just plane fun. We are building two more trails Jim's Assent just for the ardent climbers. It will take you to the top of the highest point of the mountain and will have a 4 pucker rating for exposer. I have been riding this trail for over a year and don't get tired of it. It is our wish for you to enjoy the trails but please stay under control, sliding tires makes more work.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 04, 2013]
mattywhy
Weekend Warrior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJI0hlW67og

Customer Service

down.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 20, 2012]
Cesar
Weekend Warrior

Nice place to ride, everybdy its pretty friendly and if your ride brakes, there is always help.

Customer Service

All trails are great, the grunch will make your legs shake for the next day for sure :)

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I live in the west valley, so we have estrella mountain regional trails or you can always go to whit tanks. If you feel like driving, please go to south mountain or do the T-100 up in north phoenix.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 26, 2012]
SoulRyder
Downhiller

McGee is full of Blarnry the guys that build the trails dont even all live in estrella.
downhills are very cool but short for the climb.
a cross country riders dream

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 17, 2012]
Scott
Weekend Warrior

Great system. Has a little bit of everything, even a mini mormon/national (see south mountain trail system for reference) at the top called The Grunt. Also, the builders built some nice jumps to hit when you're blazing down the hill towards the trailhead. Best of all, it was built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers so hikers and equestrian yield to us. They should actually post a sign at the trailhead to warn hikers.

Customer Service

It's a pretty compact system so just ride em all. It was my first time out there and I rode almost all of the trails in a little over 2hrs and that included several breaks so that my pathetically out of shape body could catch its breath.

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Nothing else around for miles as far as I know.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 23, 2011]
AZjuher
Weekend Warrior

My first ride on the west side, it was a long drive but great exposure to new trails. I like the short uphills and lots of rocks. I'm used to riding the McDowell trials, but this was a nice change. It was like a mini-theme park for us; when you get trough a trail that you really love it's easy to find a trail to loop around and do it again. The uphills are short and sweet and the trails are easy to follow.

Customer Service

Muriel's mile around the perimeter back to the start, and then Kim's climb over to Hurt's donut and back down. I like the switchbacks going down hurts donut, a mini version of sunset trail at Mcdowell without the punishing climb.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 16, 2011]
22GILBERT22
Weekend Warrior

I like this trail because theres alot of fun trail in a small area. If you want a longer ride..just do the circumfrence trail, then hit all the sweet and fun single track in the middle. I like how the trail goes threw a lot of rock formations.

Customer Service

I would recomend exploring whatever part looks good to you. You can't get lost because theres a sign at most junctions.

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Seems to be only 2 choices for west phx. I don't like west phoenix because its soooo big. If you don't live near a trial. You probally have to drive FAR to get to one.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 09, 2011]
Eddie G
Weekend Warrior

I live out in Estrella Mountain Ranch and love to shoot up Corgett wash past the Golf Course to Westar and on to F.I.N.S. I want to thank all those who put in the effort for these trails. Awesome riding and great views. Why I moved there in the first place.

Customer Service

Great trails for all experience levels.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 12, 2009]
frankkona
Weekend Warrior

I am new to PHX area. I discovered FINS recently. Yesterday (Oct 11) was my second ride. I have to say this trial is awesome. Fits me perfectly as I am between beginner and average rider. Once thing is I am highly concerned about - Mountain lions. Has anyone spotted a mountain lion? or think that there might be one. I have read that people have actually spotted mountain lions in Estrella Mountain park. Fins is smaller and at most part, surrounded by houses. I noticed someone spotted one in 2007. May be back then there were not houses. I ride alone all the times.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 25, 2009]
fcaw11
Weekend Warrior

Directions are correct, I'm from Los Angeles. Friendly local riders, met 4 on a Thursday at 7:30AM. From trail head, take fireroad to beginning of singletrack, where the trail map is located. There are two 1ft high ramps you can launch off before reaching the singletrack. I rode counter clockwise around FINS then up thru "Grunt". Coming from SoCal, I don't ride AZ loose over hardpack/rocky terrain, but it was really fun. Just make sure you pick the right line. My friend had difficulty. The climbs are short, one can stay on the middle ring for all climbs. The Grunt has wide switchbacks & a small wood bridge. Descent, one can pickup some speed by pumping the bike thru the terrain.

Customer Service

For novice riders, stay on trail that goes around the mountain's base, it's much less technical. Intermediate & up, ride thru the Grunt up & down. Great trail for visitors not used the AZ heat. I was fortunate, it was overcast & only 82*F at 7:30am. Drink lots of fluids.

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Feb 18, 2009]
dber
Weekend Warrior

Great ride today on FINS. Really a great trail system. Took Muriels mile through the boneyard, up Jim's (brutal but short climb), Grunt, and back around to the start. Wonderfully maintained and outstanding signage. Not really difficult except some sandy downhill turns on the Grunt. Perfect for my skill level. I can not imagine anyone who would not love this track. Wonderful veiws too!!

Customer Service

Took Muriels mile through the boneyard, up Jim's (brutal but short climb), Grunt, and back around to the start

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Secret Trail
Estrella Comp track

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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