Best Bikes Trails in Scottsdale

silhouette of a cyclist on a trail during sunset

The month of April is Bike Month over in Scottsdale, Arizona so get ready for an exciting month with some of the best biking trails in the southwest! The Phoenix area is host to some of most terrific hiking and biking trails among the various mountain peaks in the valley. You can find a variety of trails for all skill levels from the easy-going scenic routes up to the challenging endurance trails. Here are some of the best biking trails in Scottsdale for you to cruise on during your next stay.

Indian Bend Wash Path

For those looking to bike on an easy path for beginners that is full of sights and places to visit, you need to head on over to the Indian Bend Wash Path. This 22-mile path takes you along the city’s many parks and lakes, the WestWorld Event Center, and other desert foliage. This suburban path is Arizona’s most popular shared-use trail and it will be easy to see why.

Pemberton Loop

Another easier, but still lengthy trail is the ever-popular Pemberton Loop near Scottsdale. This 15-mile trail can be enjoyed either clockwise or counter-clockwise. Ride up near the peak and then cruise at a brisk pace back down to the parking lot. This trail gets popular during the spring season, so make sure to plan you trip in advance!

McDowell Mountain Ranch Paved Trails

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve features beautiful formations of mountain rock and desert landscape that make for the perfect biking backdrop scenery. Many trails are featured around McDowell Mountain with several that are paved. You will experience easy to intermediate levels of trails as you bike through gorgeous desert terrain featuring cacti, desert plants, hills, and wildlife. These trails are perfect for evening rides, as the beautiful Arizona sunset will show purple, red, and orange colors through the sky as you finish your ride.

Black Canyon Trail System

Not all riders need an easier trail to enjoy the sightseeing; some would like to push themselves to see what they are made of! If you are that kind of rider, check out the Black Canyon Trail System. This 77.7-mile trail system kicks up the difficulty with a longer stretch that can be taken on in a single ride or split up between different paths.

Whichever kind of trail you are feeling prepared for, there will be something for all mountain bike enthusiasts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Enjoy the scenery and rest between activities in one of our beautiful vacation rental homes.