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Molino Basin TRail

Average Rating:    (3.78 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Head West through campground entrance to trail on the left.Steep uphill to saddle a descent past Prison Camp campgrounds then another ascent to a sadlle, then head back the way you came.
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Latitude
32.337656378813826
Longitude
-110.71836948394775
Trail Directions
Take Catalina Highway North to last pull off before toll booth. Park in rest stop and ride up the rode to the Molino Basin Campground.
Trail Length
6.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tucson
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Review Date
July 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jdub347 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As was stated before...an excellent long training ride with multiple options for 30+ mile rides. Bring lots of water and food.

Recommended Route:
Ride up Catalina Highway to Molina Basin, take AZ trail on east side of highway and climb to saddle, dropping down to AZ Trail by Bellota Ranch. Hook up to Bellota Ranch road and ride out to Reddington Rd. You can either ride up to Side Door of Chiva Falls and ride to cross roads and take it out to Thre Feathers parking lot. Ride down Reddington Rd. to wherevever you parked your car. Prepare for a 31+ mile excursion.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Italian trap, Upper Chiva Loop, Prison Camp, Miligrosa



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Review Date
November 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Phil , from Tucson

Summary:
As many have commented, not an all day-er. Great ride to sneak in after work. Pretty decent uphill work to get the lungs burning. Would take begginers, but only if they're in pretty decent shape. If you want to practice your technical skills, cross Catalina Hwy and pick up the trail to the right about 100 yards in. From there you can hit the saddle in about 20 minutes w/ brief sections of hike-a-bike. This is also the beggining route to Bellota ranch and Milagrosa trail.

Recommended Route:
As stated, except I like to cross Catalina Hwy and tack on the short but steep climb on the east side of the pavement.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Milagrosa, Chiva, Italian Trap



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Review Date
November 16, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: ChodeNode , from Tucson

Summary:
Not too much here. Decent plant life if you're into that, but not really any breath-taking views. This trail was built for hikers, which is easy to tell because there are these annoying thick plastic strips along the trail that stick in the air about 4 inches (I think its to prevent trail decay, not sure). Its got some tight swtichbacks that take decent balance to get through without putting your foot down. Not really rocky or slick. A couple descents that make you question your nerve, but nothing close to epic. Pretty short ride as others have said. If you're looking for an all-day ride, I'd suggest you pass on this one. This is a decent ride for beginners but has enough elements to keep intermediate/advanced riders entertained.



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Review Date
February 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Paul Pineo , from Tucson, AZ

Summary:
Bring LOTS of WATER, food, maybe a phone. Call Arizona Off-Road Adventures (520/822-9830) for a guide, or for a map and directions. This ride is
EPIC! Paul Pineo
Arizona Off-Road Adventures

Recommended Route:
After riding the Molino Basin Trail, you can cross Catalina Highway and continue on nearly ten more miles of SWEEEET Arizona Trail singletrack. Take the Milagrosa ridge trail (can be hard to find) rather than exiting by Belotta Ranch. Its much more fun, more singletrack and less climbing (Woo Hoo!)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Uh, I dunno, about forty or so. Give Arizona Off-Road Adventures a call at (520) 822-9830



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Review Date
September 17, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: bill macmartin , from tucson,az

Summary:
this is a good winter ride.it's a little hot in the summer.the arizona trl from molino basin to prison camp is fairly good.the trl down is ok.(the only reason to do it is the climb)

Recommended Route:
start at milepost 0.ride up to molino basin.pick up the trl there and climb to prison camp.come back down the same way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the aspen draw and meadow trl on mt.lemmon(good climbing).



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