Cactus Forest Trail Saguaro National Park East Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona

  • Miles: 4.4
  • High: 4,226’
  • Type: Singletrack
  • Low: 3,515’ Low
  • Ascent: 887’ Ascent
  • Ave/Grade (4°): 5%
  • Descent: -356’
  • Max Grade (13°): 19%

“Trail that bridges 50 year to Charleau Gap”

— Hillary Mathis on May 28, 2014

Cactus Forest Trail Saguaro National Park East Photos

Directions to Cactus Forest Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona

What The Bike Bandit Says…

“The scenery is really incredible. I love taking my mountain and road bike out here. Ask the park ranger what side is okay for mountain biking, do that then get something to eat at the cool bar/restaurant across the street. Then take the nine mile paved loop around the park a few times. Now that is Tucson road and mountain biking nirvana!”

Jason, The Bike Bandit Jason, The Bike Bandit

Mountain Biking Cactus Forest Trails – Tucson, Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona – Saguaro National Park East has a huge hiking trail network, but there is only a small part that is made available for mountain bikers. Take the uphill section then turn around and recover during the downhill section turn around and hit it again. Ask the Saguaro National Park East ranger for directions to the part that is approved for mountain biking.

NOTE: The Saguaro National Park is a national park and does require a small $ fee to enter the park. Paying the fee is worth the ride! If you are from out of town and don’t have an annual pass wait for a local with an annual pass and ride in with them to avoid the $5 fee. The locals with annual passes can get two cyclists in per pass.

We deliver mountain bike rentals to Tucson/Southern Arizona mountain bike trails!

Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers and picks up mountain bikes at Cactus Forest. There is a two rider minimum delivery. Bike for 1 to 5 hours, finish riding and we pick up the bikes! No need to worry about loading mountain bikes in your rental car! Price is generally $100 per bike – depending on location of trailhead. Don’t know where to ride? Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours can tell you the rides that are beginner, intermediate to advanced. We deliver mountain bikes to Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Vallley and the Southern, Arizona area. We rent top of the line full suspension and hard tailed mountain bikes. Click here for details!