Arizona Mountain Biking

Geronimo Trail, South Mountain

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Geronimo trail is one I daydream about (well… before riding Whistler, I would dream of Geronimo, now I dream in Freight Train/Dirt Merchant/A-Line). Geronimo has the best thousand feet of vertical drop I could ever ask for in two miles of desert trail. It’s almost non-stop action, sweet lines around every switchback and bend.

Geronimo usually ends up in the downhill/freeride/bring your body armor category, and rightly so- it has enough tech and drops to keep serious downhillers happy. I’m an XC rider who likes to push my limits as well as the limits of my bike.

Shuttling is the best option for the big rigs, I prefer to get my Geronimo fix starting at 24the street and climbing Mormon and National to Buena Vista. Then I strap on my virtual armor and descend. Most riders ride down Geronimo through Scout Camp, a private trail that is open to bikes. I should really get some real armor someday as crashing down Geronimo is inevitable, as you’ll see in my Wheels Eye View ride below.

Pivot Firebird Demo ride at South Mtn from Ken Bennett on Vimeo.

Geronimo helmet cam compilation from clkwrk on Vimeo.

A combo of shots taken from a few runs down Geronimo. South Mountain Arizona.

4 thoughts on “Geronimo Trail, South Mountain

  • The bottom section that goes through the Scout camp has been posted as no trespassing. Reports are the shuttle drivers were rude to the camp ranger and there were problems with riders doing things like riding through a campsite, into an occupied tent, and breaking the camper’s leg. Not to mention weekly rescues on the trail.

  • Al Zymatik

    Some masterful riding on Geronimo shown in that wheelcam video. Need to know how much of a fork is required before even attempting to ride it aggressively. What was the maximum travel of the fork on that bike ?

  • uuuuuuuuuuuuu such a great trail to descend I have to try it some day!

  • Great trail, not for climbing really, but great to decend. Thats me in the grey in the video by clockwork.

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