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Mountain Biking Destinations Around Phoenix

At Phelps LaClair, we love seeing people live life to the fullest. Estate planning is our way of helping you develop a financially prosperous future, but we also want to see you live well in the present, enjoying the advantages of all-around well-being. In the past, we’ve blogged about the benefits of Mountain Biking as one way of fostering physical and emotional health, and now we’d like to connect you to the many biking trails in and around the Phoenix area that will get you out in nature and give you a good dose of pleasurable exercise.

Is Mountain Biking Really That Good For You?

The short answer is, “Yes!” Mountain biking is one exercise with benefits for both your soul and body. Regular participation in Mountain biking decreases disease factors; is good for your heart; gives your brain an emotional lift; goes easy on your joints; builds your muscles, and provides opportunities to meet new friends. Generally speaking, mountain biking is an excellent form of exercise. But don’t take our word for it, read this link to hear from the Huffington Post, 19 Reasons they give for choosing cycling above other forms of exercise.

Mountain Biking Destinations Around Phoenix

One website lists a whopping 23 mountain biking trails around Phoenix. Their top 3 favorite trails are Hiline in Sedona, a five-mile-long expert level trail, Hangover, a three-mile Sedona trail also for expert riders, and Schultz Creek in Flagstaff, an intermediate level trail that is 25 miles long, with beautiful views.

If you’re new to mountain biking, you may want to start with a beginner level trail until you’ve had some time to build up muscle coordination, aerobic stamina, and physical strength. Handling a bike isn’t hard once you’ve ridden for a while. But until riding is second nature to you, wisdom advises staying away from the expert level trails that require technical riding skills. And as always, consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Here are a few trails around Phoenix that recommends for beginners:

Trail Name Location Length in miles

  • 40th St. Trailhead Phoenix 6   
  • Dixie Mountain Phoenix 14
  • Papago Park Area Trail Papago Park 5   
  • Pima Road & Dynamite Blvd. North Scottsdale   22
  • Sonoran Preserve North Phoenix 20
  • Trail #100 Phoenix 10

More information about these trails can be found by clicking on the above link, where you’ll find see photos, a short description of trail views, comments on trail quality, and driving directions.

Biking outdoors can be an excellent way to grow friendships, get away from the daily grind, and touch the quiet of nature for personal refreshment. Take a friend along and spend a day exploring the natural beauty around Phoenix!

And remember, Phelps LaClair is always available to help design your estate plans to fit your unique needs. We want you to thrive in life and finish well. For any questions about your future plans, don’t hesitate to contact us today.


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (2/11/2018) Bureau of  Land Management – Utah (Flickr)

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