The Watermans Trails – Tucson, Arizona Photos
What The Bike Bandit Says About Watermans Moutain Bike Trails
Jason, The Bike Bandit
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – The Watermans Trail is part of The Ironwood National Monument. Riders will enjoy the trail because it is certainly a cool weather ride. If you decide on doing the climb up Waterman Mountain then it should be around 12 miles and 10 miles or so if you bypass that brutal effort.The trail has jeep road mostly but there is some single track that is challenging to follow, also given there are a lot of rocks. See the profile below to understand just how hard the climb up to the summit is.
Mountain Biking Down Watermans Trail
Going for a mountain bike ride down Watermans Trail can be challenging. You can expect excellent views from this area as long as you don’t mind slogging up a jeep road. Do know that a number of the vegetation in this area has been considered 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: If you will start from Tucson then you should 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 should reach to alone mail box on the road’s left side that also has a sign saying The Agua Dulce Ranch. This dirt road proceeds to the South toward Waterman Mountain. While the some areas of the road can be tricky and challenging, a passenger car should be able to ride along just find if you take it easy. Make sure to stick to this road for 2.9 miles to a parking area on the right (not well defined) and unload.