Cactus Forest Trail Saguaro National Park East | Mountain Bike Ride in Tucson, Arizona
A section of the Cactus Forest Trail Saguaro National Park East in Tucson, Arizona is the only trail in the monument that is mountain bike friendly!
There is a big trail system in the Saguaro National Park East. Unfortunately, mountain bikes are not allowed on the trails except for one small section of the Cactus Forest Trail. This section makes for a great out-and-back. Done multiple times you can certainly get in a great workout.
Hammer the uphill section then turn around and recover during the downhill section turn around and hit it again.
How to get there… the main loop in the park: CLICK HERE
Saguaro National Park Entrance Fee
The Saguaro National Park is a national park and does require a small $ fee to enter the park. Paying the fee is worth the ride!
TIP: If you are from out of town and don’t have an annual pass wait for a local with an annual pass and ride in with them to avoid the $5 fee. The locals with annual passes can get two cyclists in per pass.
There are water fountains and bathrooms at the visitor’s center at the start of the ride.
Bike Ride Map and Elevation Details
Max elevation: 3094 ft
Min elevation: 2900 ft
Total climbing: 390 ft
Total descent: -390 ft