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Meridian Mountain

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

There's quite a few trails that go off from the main parking area. They are all very rocky with cactus along side of all trails. If you get on the right trail I imagine you can ride all the way around to the Usury area trails. Single track with a few small washes. Most of the challenge is the tons of rocks and impalement from the cactus. Some places become too rocky to ride but a short hike and you can usually continue on. There's a chasm to the west of the parking lot that has some fun narrow trails to ride down on. When you're ready to relax ride east down the dirt road from the parking lot (lined on the south with houses) and a hard spiral uphill road with give you a great panoramic view of the area if you make it up to the top.
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Trail Directions
Take Meridian road (if traveling on US60 East from Phoenix take the Signal Butte exit, Meridian is the next street East) North until it ends at McDowell Rd. where there's a small parking lot.
Trail Length
10+ miles
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Trail Type
Apache Junction
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Review Date
February 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: arizonaskateparks ,  Weekend Warrior

I added the trail above. I just rode it a week ago and had fun. My wife who's just starting out (used to riding around Papago) didn't have as much fun. Be prepared to ride around and over lots of big loose rocks. First trail we took was probably the best one, uphill for a couple miles before it became really rocky, and then downhill fast trying to remember where the really big rocks were :).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I don't think these trails even have names. Most of them cross paths at some point so just head off NW or NE and pick a trail.

Tbone (12/01/2007)
Didn't like this trail at all. Way too rocky - we're talking 1'-2' boulders on the main trail. ONe took my derailer out. The other trails sometimes dead end which is frstrating
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