AZPT Muggins Mountain to the Train Tracks

Total Miles
17.9

Elevation

112.51 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

What a beautiful section of the Arizona Peace Trail. The majority of this route is straightforward and twisty cruising fun until it isn't. The trail heads from the abandoned rail tracks in the east all the way to the Muggins Mountain entrance trail. The hilly, twisty section is a blast in a faster rig as it dips, dives, climbs, and descends. Some of the hill climbs are loose with off-camber transitions and the occasional powdery silt bed. Down in the lower sections, there are sandy washes and deep ruts. The trail generally follows under the power lines with the constant buzz of energy flowing by. Be aware that on the faster sections, there are minor one-foot-deep washouts that sneak up on you as you pick up your speed from it being smoother. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the red-tailed hawks out hunting and the large blackbirds cleaning up after them and the coyotes. The Creosote, Ironwood, and Palo Verde trees are generally wide enough off the trail that paint damage could be avoided with careful line choice. Be aware that this section of the route does pass through the Barry Goldwater range but is not close enough to any action, and there does not seem to be any restriction signage along the side of the trail. It's the desert, so be sure to plan ahead and bring plenty of water. If you do have an issue, there is decent Verizon cell coverage on most of the hills with about two bars.

Photos of AZPT Muggins Mountain to the Train Tracks

AZPT Muggins Mountain to the Train Tracks
AZPT Muggins Mountain to the Train Tracks
AZPT Muggins Mountain to the Train Tracks

Difficulty

On this trail you'll find steep lose hill climbs, sandy washes, deep holes and drops, and silt beds.

Technical Rating

5

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