Pima and Dynamite - Trail, Scottsdale, Arizona

Pima and Dynamite - Trail, Scottsdale, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

There is an abundance of different trails here that test the skills of all different level riders. Some trails are all uphill and then others are fast and furious. Nothing really technical here but it does have its moments. It seems that trails break of everywhere so take your pick.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 19, 2008]
woodmanc
Weekend Warrior

Here is a link to a map of the area from my own GPS readings. It combines the best parts of the published maps below and only has the trails most used by mountain bikers.

http://members.cox.net/craigwoodman/DnP_map.JPG

AZ Fish and Game has a good map with many trail numbers but it doesn't show the interior trails for mountain biking.

ScottsdaleAz.gov has nice maps but they don't have the trail numbers on them.

Customer Service

Get on a trail between trail 1 & 2 and head toward Cone Mnt. Circle counter-clockwise around Cone Mnt or Browns Mnt and return. Stay off of trail 1 or 2 due to motor traffic.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 09, 2005]
Dogma
Cross Country Rider

This trail has become a sad shadow of it's former self. The game and fish dept. has turned this into a plylground for atv's and motorcycles. I hadn't ridden this trail for the last 5 yrs. and finallly got back up there just a few days ago and was very saddened by what I saw and experienced. What was once very fast and enjoyable single track has become loose kitty littered crap. I would not recommend this to a friend....AT ALL!!! Unless you no longer like this particular friend. A gave this 5 rating for technical difficulty only because you are fighting and praying your front tire doesn't slide out from under you!

Customer Service

Anywhere but here!

Similar Products Used:

Go to the McDowells!

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Apr 14, 2005]
mwcet8k
Weekend Warrior

I've ridden Pima/Dynamite a couple of times over the last few weeks. Not a bad place to ride - beautiful scenery and a ton of trails to choose from. But I encountered something that really took a lot of the fun out of it - KITTY LITTER!! Tons of it. I've never ridden anywhere with so much deep, loose sand and small rocks as this area. I don't know if it's always been this way, because I rode this area once several years ago and don't remember encountering it back then. I found myself sucking air on sections that should have been much easier simply because I had to peddle through so much of it. It's a shame...the ride would be great otherwise.

Customer Service

As other's have said, park at the NE corner of Pima and Dynamite along Pima. Just ride North after that.

Similar Products Used:

Trail 100 starting at Tatum.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 27, 2003]
Chris Pringle
Cross Country Rider

I consider this area one of the most fun in town for mountain biking. If you have guests from out of town who like to mountain bike, take'em here! This may also be one of the most scenic network of trails in the valley (bring a camera!) Temperatures are 5-10 degrees cooler than in the rest of Phoenix. I even ride here sometimes in the Summer, but you have to start right at dawn. Bring lots of water 2-3 litters per person.

Customer Service

Park at the northeast corner of Pima Rd and Dynamite. Start your trip riding north. Finding the single tracks can be quite tricky. Cosmic Ray's book is a good start, but there are tenths of fun trails that are not on his map. However, once you find the single tracks you'll have a blast! Avoid the fire roads that run underneath the high voltage towers. They contain several and sometimes long pockets of soft sand that make your ride suck really bad, plus these are usually the popular roads for the motorcross bikers. If anyone has a detailed downloadable map of the Pima/Dynamite trails, please let me know!

Similar Products Used:

Desert Clasic in South Mountain Park - Another favorite! Trail 100 on Piestewa Peak Park (formerly Squaw Peak) - Some sections are fun, others can be quite technical! If you're from out of town, don't miss the trails in Prescott (Granite Basin), Sedona (Cathedral/Buddha Beach Loop) and Flagstaff (trails around Mt. Elden.) No wonder AZ was rated #1 place in the USA for mountain biking in 2003 by the Int'l. Mountain Bicycling Assoc. (IMBA)! See imba.com ENJOY!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 19, 1999]
Peter

The best way to explore the area is to have someone show you the goods. If that is not possible, take your map and lots of water and just ride. The nice thing is that you can use the power lines as a reference point in case you get lost.

Customer Service

First, stop by Trailhead Sports(480-614-8300) and purchase a map. Then take your pick of over 100 miles of killer singletrack. Most stuff closer to the Pima & Dynamite intersection is more fun. The trails farther away are kind of rutted out but they provide their own challenge.

Similar Products Used:

McDowel Mtn. Park and South Mtn. Park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 05, 1999]
Dane and Mark

We've done this trail once a week for a while and it is a tight trail, lots of up hill and is a great solid ride. Watch out for motorcyclists.

Customer Service

Take dirt road out, follow single track out.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 09, 1999]
Jared

There's this map by some guy, '100 miles of singletrack', he wasn't lying. True, the closer trails get more use and are easier, but again, it's you making the call. Do 30mph hill. It's out there, but worht it. Plus you get a taste of just how big Dynamite is. It's not that bad, but can be if you let it. (see other rides)

Customer Service

None. I have some personals, but there are so dam many way to go, I'll leave creativity up to you.

Similar Products Used:

Cave Creek close enough + Mcdowell (use back door-don't remember exactly, best if you exit from within Pemberton loop, NW corner right where it turns right for the smooth fast down. This little exit takes you out to Dynamite and use to be able to then go ride Pinnicale Peak before it became a golf course. Remember they held races there. Truly a loss. Slot cars on Speed was the best description I've ever heard.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 17, 2000]
scooter

Can't ride these trails enough!!!

Customer Service

Stay under left powerlines. Loop around 2nd peak. Tear ass all the way back at 30mph. Or just keep on goin' till you hit Albequerqe and take a bus home.

Similar Products Used:

Cv.Crk.Prk

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 11, 2000]
Michael Beam

Mix and dirt road, double track and single track. A lot of sand and washes but that one part of the thrill. Venture off on the single track that makes the ride. rode in April of 00. miles of track and fun. 3 stars for trail system, 4 stars for variety, 5 stars for location Sonora desert. For all levels of riding, you can even take your novice wife rider with you. Bring lots of water, very hot.

Customer Service

Start at the intersection and follow any of the power lines heading east. Keep the powerlines as markers and you will not get lost.

Similar Products Used:

McDowell park rules, Fountain Hills, east of Scottsdale

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 16, 2001]
Peter G.

Man this place has single track up and out the wazoo! Gotta love it, there's always a nice up and down trail, no dropoffs unless you make your own :) Very fun, very tiring *bring tons of water, i always carry two water bottles and a camelback and i exhaust all of that in a 20 mile ride* If you're in the Scottsdale area i highly recommend this ride (aka "Powerlines")

Customer Service

Anywhere there's dirt and rocks and a lack of gravel. Bring a lot of water and a soft saddle :)

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RATING
5
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