You prefer two wheels over two feet? No problem! The White Mountains Trail System is made up of more than 200 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails-mountain bikers of all skill levels come here to single-track trails and the natural beauty within the pines. TRACKS, a local volunteer group, maintains more than 200 miles of trails (JPG) for non-motorized use in and around Pinetop-Lakeside, of Arizona’s White Mountains.
Mountain Biking Single-Track Trails
The TRACKS website has downloadable, topographical maps of the entire trail system, which will help you to plan your ride in an area suitable to your skill level. At an average elevation of 7,000 feet, the trails can be a challenge even for the locals. Before you head out, fill your water bottles and pack a first-aid kit and cell phone. The trails wind casually and not-so-casually through natural forest; jutting rocks and roots are common and so are the spills associated with most mountain biking excursions.
Most of the trails are well traveled, but if you’re riding alone and do meet the turf unexpectedly, look for a diamond-shaped trail marker. You’re never more than an eighth of a mile away, and each one has a special code to provide GPS coordinates to emergency responders.
If you have a bit of competitive spirit, join us each fall for the Tour of the White Mountains when 950 riders discover the challenges of our single track at the foot of the pines in the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest.
For more information, visit the TRACKS website or the Epic Rides website.
Tracks White Mountain Trail System
TRACKS is dedicated to using, promoting, preserving, and protecting multi-use trails throughout Pinetop-Lakeside and the White Mountains. It strives to support and assist the development, maintenance, and improvement of non-motorized trails, and to provide a resource for education, communication, and social interaction designed to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor experiences on the trails.
MTB Project is a guide to help you find Trails and Featured Rides that you’ll love. We provide detailed descriptions, photos, maps, and mobile apps to keep you on the trail. While we have check-ins and other social features, MTB Project is less about competition and more about enjoying the sport and finding new places to love.
Tour of the White Mountains
The Tour of the White Mountains is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019, and will showcase some of Arizona’s best single-track trails located in and around the northeastern Arizona community of Pinetop-Lakeside.