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Pima and Dynamite

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

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.
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Latitude
33.74138160570682
Longitude
-111.88993692398071
Trail Directions
Parking lot is at the cross road of Pima and Dynamite. You can get to the trail via many routes so just remeber Pima and Dynamite
Trail Length
100's of miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Scottsdale
   


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Review Date
April 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: woodmanc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.



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woodmanc (04/19/2008)
Links didn't show up.
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woodmanc (04/19/2008)
AZ Game and Fish - www.azgfd.gov/pdfs/outdoor_recreation/ohv/Granite%20MT%20Brochure.pdf
ScottsdaleAZ.gov - www.scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve/workingmaps.asp
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Review Date
May 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Dogma ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
Anywhere but here!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to the McDowells!



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Review Date
April 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mwcet8k ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail 100 starting at Tatum.



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Review Date
October 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Chris Pringle ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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!



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Review Date
November 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: George , from Golden, CO

Summary:
Quite a different ride from the foothills of Denver. Not much of a challenge for intermediate to advanced riders. Desert terrain has it's own beauty. No steep climbs, just lots of rolling hills. Decent workout, but nothing to write home about. In search of some tougher rides. Some elevation and steep climbs. The search continues

Recommended Route:
Start at NW corner of Pima and Dynamite. Drive on fire road, park under one of the power line towers.



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