Pima and Dynamite Trail - Hike and Mountain Bike near Scottsdale, Arizona
~30301 N Alma School Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA,Scottsdale,Arizona
33.76063233, -111.84275327
19.0 miles N of Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: ~30301 N Alma School Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
GPS: 33°45'38.3"N 111°50'33.9"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 3.90 miles
Trail Type: Loop
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 144 feet

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Pima and Dynamite is an area with a network of trails for hiking, but more popularly for mountain biking, in North Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The area feautures a variety of trails for beginner to advanced riders and hikers. 

At the crossroads of Pima and Dynamite you will find cars and trucks with bike racks parked off in the dirt. This is the starting point for over 100 miles of singletrack. Out in extreme North Scottsdale in the middle of some of the most beautiful sonoran desert you can find, is singletrack for all types of riders. Be sure to take alot of water.
The singletrack is all over the place out there. Most of the riding is fast rolling terrain with occasional short steep climbs. you won’t find any gnarly downhills or long climbs. The way out is kind of uphill, so the ride back is always faster. My favorite part is coming back on the singletrack ripping through corners and flying over the rollers. None of the trails are marked, so you need to keep yourself oriented to find your way back to the car. There are some power lines to use as a reference. These power lines have a jeep road under them. If you ever get lost, look for the power lines and follow the road back to your car. You’ll know if you are going the right way if you find yourself going 18 mph effortlessly in some spots. The way back should be mostly downhill.
A couple of my favorite rides include West Express and Roller Coaster. Don’t bother looking for them, you won’t find them marked out there. I suggest parking and following the jeep road until you find some singletrack off to the left or right and follow those. Caution: Motor cross dudes love this area. You will see and hear them all over. Keep your eyes and ears open and stay clear of them. They are going much faster and their bike is heavier, so you would lose.Courtesy of mountainbikeaz.com
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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Scottsdale, Arizona

  1. Head north on N Scottsdale Rd toward E Indian School Rd (276 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Indian School Rd (2.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto AZ-101 Loop N
    Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
    (10.5 mi)
  4. Take exit 36 to merge onto N Pima Rd toward Princess Dr (0.5 mi)
  5. Turn right to stay on N Pima Rd (0.7 mi)
  6. Keep right to stay on N Pima Rd (6.0 mi)
  7. Turn right onto E Dynamite Blvd (2.9 mi)
  8. Turn left onto N Alma School Pkwy
    Partial restricted usage road
    Destination will be on the left
    (1.3 mi)
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