The Watermans Trails – Tucson, Arizona Photos
What The Bike Bandit Says…
Jason, The Bike Bandit
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – The Watermans Trail is a part of The Ironwood National Monument. This is definitely a cool weather ride. It is around 12 miles if you decide on doing the climb up Waterman Mountain and 10 miles or so if you bypass that brutal effort. Mostly jeep road, some single track that is hard to follow – and lots of rocks. Go check the profile below to see just how hard the climb up to the summit is.
Mountain Biking Down Watermans Trail
Mountain biking down Watermans Trail is challenging.. The views from this area are terrific as long as you don’t mind slogging up a jeep road. Some of the vegetation in this area is on the endangered species list (Turks Head Cactus). The rocks on some of the ridges are razor sharp so be careful of sidewall tears.
Directions to Watermans Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona
Directions: From Tucson take I-10 West toward Phoenix. Exit on the Avra Valley Road which is in Marana and go left (West) for 17.8 miles on Avra Valley Road. You will get to the one and only mail box on the left side of the road with a sign for The Agua Dulce Ranch. This dirt road heads South toward Waterman Mountain. Parts of this road can be ugly but a passenger car can make it if you take it easy. Stay on this road for 2.9 miles to a parking area on the right (not well defined) and unload.