Trail 100 - Trail, Phoenix, Arizona

Trail 100 - Trail, Phoenix, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

Trail 100 is 22 miles of rolling fun. It is not tecnically difficult, but is very fun and fast. From Dreamy Draw you can head East or West. Both sections are fun, but the trail to the East is best.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 17, 2011]
Steel Freak
Cross Country Rider

I love T100. There are so many options and places to start and finish. You can include a climb up Shaw Butte, you can take T25 up to Look Out Mountain and ride the circuference trail, A lot of options for a lot of skill and fitness levels.

Customer Service

I've always ridden to the trail head from Home usually starting from the 7th Ave trail head. Yes I've rode T100 from 7th Ave to Tatum and back. Ive ridden it with a 6in Travel Ellsworth Moment, A Specialized Single Speed 29er, and a Cdale Caffeine 29er. The Easyiest place to start is probably from the 7th street Trail head for begenners of from Tatum Trail head. Starting from the Dreamy Draw gets you climbing right away.

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T100 is the backbone of the Phoenix Mountains preserve, and has a network of trails that are easy to get to. With Gears I like to include Shaw Butte in the ride but usually ride to the 7th Ave. Trail head , through the 7th St Visitor Center past The Point Hilton to Cave Creek, to the Dreamy Draw then south on 1A then take the Streets back home. Some times I ride that in reverse riding to the 1A trail head near 16th ST and Myrtle North on 1A then west on T100 from the Dreamy Draw.

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5
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3
[Feb 23, 2011]
ZUUL99
Weekend Warrior

Its hard to give an actual trail summary becasue i have never done all 22 miles,but I have done the Dreamy Draw section many times. it has a combination of steep rocky climbs and long rocky downhills. A full suspension is definitely recommended. I've ridden it with a ridged bike no fun unless your a sadist. A hard tail can get the job done; but a full suspension makes the ride easier. for those who ride in the wet, this trail gets very tricky, with all the rocks the trail gets slippery and climbing becomes hard and going downhill is not any better.

Customer Service

I've done the Dreamy Draw section and if you take the tunnel under the 51, it leads to a QuickTrip, a perfect place to get some drink and snack to replenish your energy for the trip back. But if you are tired, you can easily take neighborhood roads and it leads you back to Dreamy Draw

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There are a lot of trails and cant exactly give a trail. I like to bring a coin for when i reach a fork. Tails=left, heads=right. you just have to go and explore

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4
VALUE
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3
[Sep 29, 2010]
Scottay715
Cross Country Rider

Like everyone has been saying this trail is not overly technical but does offer a few nice climbs and decents here and there. One thing that no one else has mentioned is that these trails are very well maintained and very well marked. Also, if you're not a local and are looking for a scenic ride through classic sonoran desert terrain covered with sahuaro and cholla cacti then look no further. This trail can get quite a bit of traffic on the weekend especially during the fall and winter so its best to get out there early, at sunrise if possible. Bring plenty of water!!

For a slightly more technical route keep an eye out for trail 1A near the dreamy draw trail head. Although this trail can be very loose at times it does offer some nice climbs and rock obstacles here and there.

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1A

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4
VALUE
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2
[Jan 16, 2010]
EagleBike757
Cross Country Rider

Today was the first time that I have ridden this trail. I have always wanted to and I finally got the chance. The weather was awesome and they weren't too many people out on the trail. The trail wasn't too easy or too hard, it was perfect. Everybody can find someway to practice anything they want on this trail. I will definitely do this trail again and again.

Customer Service

Head west. The trail would have some pretty gnarly climbs if you head east. We rode from Dreamy Draw to Mountain View Park and back on the road and canal path, which was fine.

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Competitive Trails in White Tanks Regional Park and Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Pretty Sweet short rides.

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4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 29, 2006]
Continental
Cross Country Rider

I see far too many “it’s too easy” or “it’s too flat” reviews here not to speak up. I live right off of trail 100 and can honestly say that I’ve see few trail systems with as many options for all difficulty levels (yes, even you “it’s not National” people); especially so friggin’ close to the center of a huge city.

Here’s the deal with T100- as it says above, there are 22 miles between the endpoints on the trail, however, if you were to add in all of the fully legal side trails (220, 1A, 1B, 220A, etc.) I’d bet that the whole thing is well over 75 miles of consistent, fun singletrack. The best part is that you can chose your poison even within a larger group because most spurs end up back on the main trail. For example, there are rolling wide sections for beginners or speed demons (Dreamy Draw T100 East); Great swooping technical baby head drops for intermediates to learn how to flow with some nice steep climbs that will challenge almost any good rider (Described below); Wonderful technical climbing routes through Dreamy Draw Park with some real drops (sprinkled with blood today to make it real) that would be classified as “advanced” just about anywhere; the ridge trails and a few others in the park offer full-on, best have a long travel bike sort of fun with chimneys, 3 foot boulder drops, big exposure and rotten soil.

My point is that people tend to stick to the most obvious trails and then belly-ache because it didn’t meet their expectations. Instead, what they should have done is take the time to explore and when in doubt, head UP!

Customer Service

Suggested Routes
Beginners
7th St - West to 19th Ave (yes, there is a legal 100 extension beyond Central)
Dreamy Draw – East to 44th St

Intermediate-Advanced with more difficult suggestions added
7th St. to Dreamy Draw Loop (runs tons of trail with only about 50% repeated)
Go right up steep 1A extension after passing the Point property- tough climbing leads to a nice ridge with a fun decent
After Cave Creek stay high on 1A and track around 2 great hills full of FAST trail (or after 1st hill head right between to ridge for steep decent followed by a challenging technical climb that rejoins 1A above a rocky decent to 100)
Flow through the lava section, top out on ridge, descend through occasionally sketchy talus and then up serpentine climb (steep followed by steeper and technical) then drop into DD park
FOLLOW HORSE TUNNEL SIGNS at junction and climb brief but nice lava flow at the tunnel exit.
Join 100 for about 100 feet, look left for 220A sign on indistinct trail- leads to gnarly drop followed by another climb until rejoining 100 for about 400m- head south on another 220 spur that winds up and through scrub until heading back down to 220 (there is a really tough and lose trail to the left in the middle of this spur- take it up to the ridgeline and bring your full-face helmet)
Take 220 down and then back up to the south until intersecting the main trail bisecting the park (1A) climb wide trail and head left at top until a singletrack starts on the right; follow this track to top of ridge and drop off the back side for a heck of a fun downhill (beware of the hikers, the trail can be lose and stopping at full tilt difficult!)
Head back to parking lot on trail to right and back on to 100 heading west.
Here you can either head back the way you came with two stiff climbs or head to the right 100m after the Rt51 tunnel (before the first climb) this route has one of the toughest non-technical climbs on 100 and then plummets back to 100 after the ridge.
Stay high again on the 1A spurs or drop down to the flat stuff at the base for a rest as you spin home.


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I'm amazing that people say that there isn't much riding around here... compared to what? Durango? Moab?

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 04, 2004]
John
Cross Country Rider

I was coming to Phoenix for a couple of days from the frozen north and willing to ride just about any trail. It was hard to tell from the varied reviews here what I might expect. I started at Dreamy Draw and went west, and quickly got my heart rate up in the first few hills. While they are a lot rockier than the dirt trails I am used to in the midwest, I really enjoyed the change. The varied terrian--from one section I wasn't comfortable going down and a couple I couldn't make it up, to the fast flats--really makes this a fun trail. On this day, I rode all the way to the other end and back to Dreamy Draw. The next day I didn't have as much time, so I just went east from Dreamy Draw to Tatum and back. This section was my favorite for its mix of moderate hills, up and downs and flats. I found all of the hikers and other bikers to be very courteous. I am envious of the countless combinations of trails that are connected, allowing for lots of different rides, all right within the city.

Customer Service

I enjoyed all of it--favorite is the Tatum to Dreamy Draw section.

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4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 14, 1998]
M. Howe

This trail is fun but not very technical. You will encounter a lot of hikers and bikers in the busy times. Best to ride this in the spring or fall or very early morning in the hot months.

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South Mountain offers similar trails (Desert Classic) as well as much more difficult ones (Mormon & National).

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3
VALUE
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[Oct 22, 1998]
C. Fondse

Trail has some extremely technical parts to it between Dreamy Draw Park and Cave Creek Road. There are alternative trails that get arround "Widow Maker" on the west side of this section and "the goat" on the east side. Try some of them out and have fun.

This trail is 10.7 miles long, starting at Tatum road, going to 7th ave. I travel this trail 2-3 times per week. It is fast, fun, but crowded. The east end is scenic with views to the 4 peaks of Tonto Natn. Forest. The west end is bleak desert but fast. The trail is quite rocky and works best with front suspension. From one end to the other you avoid traffic by using horse tunnels under the roads. ENJOY

Customer Service

Start at Mountain View Park, 7th. Ave & Peoria
or, Start at Dreamy Draw Park, near intersection of Squaw Peak Parkway and Northern ave.

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4
VALUE
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[Dec 01, 1998]
LT Siekman

Trail is wide at times to narrow singletrack, suspension highly recommended. Look out for horses and hikers, especially in the winter. All levels will find easy and challenging points. Good fast overall fun trail.

Customer Service

You can start at any point and go in just about any direction. The best is from Dreamy Draw Park. That way you can go east or west for some miles and return. For a real challenge, try trail 1A, its very difficult and requires portage for some at certain points.

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Mcdowell mountain park, several trails and some fast downhills.

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4
VALUE
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[Dec 21, 1998]
ross

Trail starts uphill...lightly...then rolls along until going under the freeway...then it gets very technical.....there are side trails around the hardest section between the 51 freeway and cave creek rd....after that its rolling and fast and fun....

Customer Service

start at Tatum south of Shea...go west young man....

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very crowded on the weekends...but during the week can be very peaceful....numerous side trails throughout to challenge anyone

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4
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