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Holbert Trail (South Mountain)

Average Rating:    (4.93 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Very Technical. Lots of rocks and some overgrowth(depending on spring rains). Tight switchbacks and boulders. This trail starts tough and will work you the whole way down. Mucho exposure!
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Latitude
33.33805776794555
Longitude
-112.07230567932129
Trail Directions
Take Central Ave South to South Mountain Park. Take Summit Rd all the way up to Vista Point. Trailhead is on the east side of the parking lot. For a good warm-up, ride the road 5.25 miles.
Trail Length
2 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Phoenix
   


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Review Date
March 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Heckler rider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
first time riding this trail. didn't know what to expect. don't ever write reviews for any trails i've ridden but this one was worth it. the trail is a constant rock alley. even though it might be intimidating its almost better to carry your speed over the large obstacles. even got comfortable enough to launch off some to clear 2nd set of boulders. this trail has made me think about building a DH bike. but my heckler did the job. can't wait to do it again and need to find more people to ride the tougher trails with. non of my friends will even attempt this trail. only person who rode the trail with me was my bro, who rode with the only bike he has, a haro hardtail. don't know how he did it. best 2.5 mile trail i've ridden so far.

Recommended Route:
i agree with most reviews. better to leave a vehicle and shuttle to the top. started at Dobbins Lookout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
need to check out the others, but i'm sure there's more good fun on South Mountain.



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Review Date
November 6, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: tls36 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Just great stuff here!! The day I rode this I also rode Geronimo and actually like this one better although you can carry more speed on Geronimo. Armor here is wise as is a DH helmet. To me there was about two sections I had to walk and the switchbacks are tight but there was a permagrin on my face the entire way down. Do not take a beginner on this. They label this trail extreme for a reason. I consider myself an above average DH/AM rider and this one was a challenge but it will hone and or improve your skills. Be 150% focused or it can hurt you bad. VERY enjoyable, can't wait to ride it again!!

Recommended Route:
Shuttle......... Drop and experience the rush!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Geronimo



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Review Date
February 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: FRDHUTAZ ,  Downhiller

Summary:
sick trail. i dropped in from dobbins lookout and went over and dropped the little waterfall at the base of the dobbins to holbert connection. thats not really part of the trail but....its fun....soft but flat landing. nice bumpy trail!

Recommended Route:
whatever floats your boat

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all of them! great mountain!



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Review Date
February 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bubbayz220 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Wow i cant even explain how awesome this trail is. I ride south mountain at least 3 times a week and most of the time im riding holbert. It is a perfect trail for toneing your skills and learning how to link up turns and switchbacks. It is not a good trail for first timers but if they do go down it it will help with their overall skills and will help them learn.

Recommended Route:
well shuttling is the best but im old fashioned and i ride up. I live on the ahwatukee side and i hike up telegraph and then ride 2 miles on the rode and then i go down holbert and then i ride to los lomitas and hike up the trail there thne ride the rode and go back down telegraph



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Review Date
April 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rkonindustry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've only ridden xc before and one day i decided to try something a little more crazy. I went straight home after this trail and bought a 6in. travel fork and am currently looking for a frame to build a DH bike. This trail is nothing short of inspiring. As stated above- there is no aerobic workout in this trail, i pedaled probably 30 times in 2.5 miles. But it will push you to your technical limits- i walked about 15% of this(i've been riding about 14 months)

Recommended Route:
see above - i took the central ave to dobbins lookout and had a car waiting at the bottom to go do it again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
national and mormon loop



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