Desert Classic Mountain Biking

Not very well known to our flocks of snowbirds, the South Mountain Preserve remains a recreation paradise mainly for Phoenix locals with an impressive number of interconnected trails to enjoy and sights to see.

One of the most popular trails on this preserve is the Desert Classic, which means you’re best off coming on a weekday or early to beat the weekend crowd. 17.5 miles in length, this is a long but easy ride through the desert and a number of small washes. There are some optional turn offs, jumps, and drops if you’re looking to get some technical thrills— but otherwise you’ll be fond of this trail for a laid back ride.

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