Cherry Tank Trails – Tucson, Arizona Photos
What Our Locals Say…
“Don’t bother trying to head north(ascending) unless you have booster packs. There are a lot of very tight pinches that require you to hike a bike and stop any forward momentum. Descending this is the only sane way to take this trail, but even then you will be hopping off your bike for the occasional snake or all pro terrain. Took me about 1.5 hours to take this trail from bottom to top.”
Nicholas Cheever – Tucson, Arizona
Directions to Cherry Tank Moutain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – This trail starts off as singletrack branching off from the Middle Gate trail. The singletrack winds through the foothills of the Catalinas with rocky climbs and descents working its way to Cherry Tank. The terrain changes slightly after a dry creek crossing and winds along an exposed trail following the creek. Test your skills on this rocky, narrow, tree lined up and down section. Enjoy it while you can because after a mile or so you pop back out into the all too familiar desert landscape with beautiful views back towards the Catalinas, down valleys and across Oro Valley to the west.
Continue on the now easier section of singletrack to Cherry Tank. From the tank it is all jeep roads to Charleau Gap Rd. Make sure to follow the GPS since there are multiple roads branching off on the way down. Once at Charleau Gap Rd make the decision to continue climbing the grueling 3+ miles to the Gap or turn your wheels downhill for a fast fun, technical in some places, jeep road descent. If you parked at Golder Ranch take Lago del Oro Parkway south to Golder Ranch Rd. Hang a left on Golder Ranch Rd and climb the hill back to the car.
We deliver mountain bike rentals to Tucson/Southern Arizona mountain bike trails!
Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers and picks up mountain bikes at Cherry Tank. There is a two rider minimum delivery. Bike for 1 to 5 hours, finish riding and we pick up the bikes! No need to worry about loading mountain bikes in your rental car! Price is generally $100 per bike – depending on location of trailhead. Don’t know where to ride? Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours can tell you the rides that are beginner, intermediate to advanced. We deliver mountain bikes to Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Vallley and the Southern, Arizona area. We rent top of the line full suspension and hard tailed mountain bikes. Click here for details!