Mountain Biking Arizona: Tucson's Fantasy Island Moutain Bike Trails

  • Miles: 19.2
  • High: 895 m
  • Singletrack: 100%
  • Low: 860 m
  • Ascent: 79 m
  • Ave/Grade (0°): 1%
  • Descent: -79 m
  • Max Grade (2°): 4%

“Great trail that ties into the north side to add some miles.”

— Adopt These Trails! on Jan 30, 2015

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What The Bike Bandit Says About Fantasy Island Moutain Bike Trails

“Fantasy Island is a true mountain bike park. You can really accomplish some great skills training here. This is a very kid friendly side of the park and rather gentle. This is a very popular track with locals because it is considered south central,Tucson and very near Davis Monthan Airforce base.”

Jason, The Bike Bandit Jason, The Bike Bandit

TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – Fantasy Island’s main loop, Lone Cactus offers numerous side loops off of it so you do any mileage you wish to go. All loops come with different degree of technical areas, with nothing being super technical, however, you should still be aware of sudden more technical sections. For real beginners, then you should head to the Southern entrance and start out on the Bunny (see directions below).

Fantasy Island is a ONE-WAY trail, counter-clockwise. Make sure you do not go in the opposite direction. Should you need to go back or feel tired , you will find the next intersection quite easy.  Be on the lookout for hidden treasures as you ride along. Lots of old cars, bikes, toys, furniture, plus a cow bell you can ring over your head.

The loops in order are: Lone Cactus (6.6 miles), Bunny (5.5 miles), Snake Dance (1.5 miles), Bunny’s Revenge (1.5 miles), Rez (1.5 miles), Fire (2 miles), Christmas Tree (1.5 miles), Burro (2.3 miles) and Bo’s (1.5 miles). The msot technical is Burro since it has an over & under, a rocky wash section plus a number of other goodies. All northern loops (Cactus, Christmas Tree, Burro and Bo’s) come with many short hills that will get your cardio going. The remaining ones are very flat, fast and fun. If you ride all the trails, you’ll have ridden close to 26 miles!

Riding in the night is permitted and quite fun. All trails are not that hard but watch out for some washed out areas, cactus, and snakes in the summer. A State Trust Land permit IS required to ride at Fantasy Island. While it is not strictly enforced, if you plan to use this trail often (or any others like Golder, 24-HOP, etc) you should purchase a State Land Permit.

Directions to Fantasy Island Moutain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona

Directions: Main Trailhead at Harrison and Irvington: On the South side of the intersection of Irvington and Harrison Roads. There is a small paved parking lot in addition to plenty of dirt parking. The Southern Valencia “Bunny Loop” Trailhead is on the North side of Valencia Road and Frost Drive, with a small dirt parking lot.

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