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The "Best Trail in AZ" thread got me to thinking...What are your top trails in AZ, and why? We all have different ideas of what makes a trail great. Share yours and maybe temp someone to try something different.
- White Tanks Mesquite Canyon/Willow Canyon loop. Yes the mile and half up Mesquite sucks and you'll likely need to hike a bike. But once your on top of the saddle and get back past Willow, its an amazing back country feeling ride. You're only a few miles out of town, but you feel like you should be so much further away. Then theres just the right amount of exposure on Willow coming back. Not enough to make you walk, but enough to feel the nerves.
- 50 Year/Middle Gate. The rock rolls on 50 year are so much fun, plus so many B lines you can explore. Its another grinder to the top, but once you start rolling down middle gate, its just ear to ear grins.
- Red Mountain Rush. A few techy spots near the top, but then you just start flowing as the trail goes on. And it goes on a long ways. Such a much longer decent than most others I've done around Phoenix. Plus the views from the top are amazing.
- I haven't done enough South Mountain stuff to say which is my favorite. But any of the techy descents are always going to provide a challenge and fun.