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    Riding Suggestions: Mcdowell Mountain Park or Pinnacle Peak?

    I'm going to be in the Phx area this weekend, fairly close to Pinnacle Peak and Mcdowell Mountain Park. Recommendations on which of the two I should ride? Looking at Trail Forks it seems that both locations have plenty of trail, I have ridden small portions of Pemberton after Windgate Pass, had a good time but didn't get to spend much time on the MMP side of the Mcdowells. Although I enjoy some good technical singletrack, lately I have been dabbling in some longer XC rides and have been enjoying those. So yeah, any and all suggestions welcomed and encouraged!

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    Browns Ranch will be your friend im that area. Not techincal really but you can get tons of fun miles in. TrailForks can guide you.

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    I thought Pinnacle Peak was hiking only?

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    I stand corrected, I meant Brown's Ranch. Looking at the map it looks like Pinnacle Peak is a hair south of Brown's, for some reason I thought they were one in the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87runner View Post
    I'm going to be in the Phx area this weekend, fairly close to Pinnacle Peak and Mcdowell Mountain Park. Recommendations on which of the two I should ride? Looking at Trail Forks it seems that both locations have plenty of trail, I have ridden small portions of Pemberton after Windgate Pass, had a good time but didn't get to spend much time on the MMP side of the Mcdowells. Although I enjoy some good technical singletrack, lately I have been dabbling in some longer XC rides and have been enjoying those. So yeah, any and all suggestions welcomed and encouraged!
    Rode the Escondido trail today at McDowell mountain park. Totally not technically challenging but nice little flowy turns. Also green with wildflowers. Weather cool. A great time to be here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87runner View Post
    I'm going to be in the Phx area this weekend, fairly close to Pinnacle Peak and Mcdowell Mountain Park. Recommendations on which of the two I should ride? Looking at Trail Forks it seems that both locations have plenty of trail, I have ridden small portions of Pemberton after Windgate Pass, had a good time but didn't get to spend much time on the MMP side of the Mcdowells. Although I enjoy some good technical singletrack, lately I have been dabbling in some longer XC rides and have been enjoying those. So yeah, any and all suggestions welcomed and encouraged!
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    I just did 18 miles at Brown's Ranch today. It's the definition of AZ flow.


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