The trail is part of the Phoenix North Mountain trail network. The specific route detailed here includes part of Trail 8, Trail 1A, and a large portion of Trail 100. There are some techinical rocky sections along the route and a lot of nice singletrack.
For bike rentals: We rented in Scottsdale (near Phoenix) at AOA-adventures for great weekly rates on GIANT and Specialized, allowing you to ride nearby McDowell Preserve or South Mountain.
From AZ-101 highway in central Phoenix, exit on Shea Blvd and head east; turn right on 40th street and head south until the road dead-ends into the parking lot.
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