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PHASE 2

The Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails

Now entering Phase 2, the Bean Peaks Trails expand with an additional 6.9 miles of one-way, bike-optimized trails featuring tabletops, rollers, berms, and technical rock features. This trail network, a first in Arizona, promises continued fun for riders and families of all skill levels.

Expanding The Vision:

Phase 2 Trail Construction

As we move into Phase 2 of the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails project, in collaboration with the Prescott National Forest and the City of Prescott, we aim to add 6.9 more miles of trails (on top of 9.2 miles added in Phase 1), enriching the scenic Bean Peaks area. These additions include trails for all skill levels, maintaining our commitment to creating bike-optimized, gravity-flow trails that appeal to a wide audience.

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Phase 2 Construction

Franks and Beans (.3 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Single-use

This trail is a gradually climb. It traverses several steep drainages and ridges in mostly low-density ponderosa forest and some chaparral. Allows for loop options and an alternate way to climb from the trailhead to hub 4.

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Hill of Beans (.7 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Single-use

This trail is a gradual climb. It traverses several steep drainages and ridges in mostly low-density ponderosa forest and some chaparral.

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Bean Soup (.7 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Shared-use

This trail is a bidirectional trail open to hiking and allows for an alternate climbing trail for mountain bikes. Terrain is on steep side slopes of low-density ponderosa stands with some rock outcroppings.

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Refried Beans (.7 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Shared-use

This trail parallels Schoolhouse Gulch Road before and is a bidirectional trail open to hiking and allows for an alternate climbing trail for mountain bikes. Terrain is on steep side slope of low-density ponderosa stands with some rock outcroppings.

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Jack Beans (1.9 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Single-use

The trail consistently climbs along low-density ponderosa stands with some small chaparral sections and several large, steep drainages. Grades were kept below 8% as much as possible to ensure it is a viable climbing trail option for riders

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Bean There (.3 miles) – Blue, Bidirectional Traditional, Single-use

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Garbanzo Beans (1.2 miles) – Black, Directional Bike-Optimized, Technical (Descending), Single-use

This is a downhill advanced level trail utilizing natural features and constructed natural surface features where appropriate. The trail starts with several technical basalt rock features before crossing a large drainage where it continues on side slopes with multiple opportunities for mountain bike optimize features to be constructed. Most of the trail alignment is within low density ponderosa stands.

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Jumping Bean (1.1 miles) – Blue, Directional Bike-Optimized, Technical (Descending), Single-use

This trail is a downhill Intermediate level downhill trail. It utilizes natural surface where appropriate. Most of the trail alignment is within low-density ponderosa stands traversing moderately steep side slopes. Several large drainages are crossed creating opportunities for bike-optimized features as well. The alignment also has several rock features that can be integrated into the trail experience.

Completed in Phase 1

Baked Bean (0.1 miles) – Blue, Bi-directional cross-country (climbing), Shared-use

Completed in Phase 1

Magic Bean (.59 miles) – Blue, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use

Completed in Phase 1

Spicy Bean (.42 miles) – Black, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use

Completed in Phase 1

Bean Sprout (.42 miles) – Blue, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use

Completed in Phase 1

Beany Baby (0.8 miles) – Green, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use

Completed in Phase 1

Rice and Beans (.38 miles) – Green, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use.

Completed in Phase 1

Jelly Bean (1.1 miles) – Blue, Directional Mountain Bike Optimized, Single-use

Photos courtesy of IMBA and Scott Bideau

Your Chance to Shape the Future: Support Phase 2 of Bean Peaks!

Your support is crucial for the continuation of the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails. With Phase 2 underway, we’re inviting the community to contribute to this next exciting chapter. Help us enrich Prescott with a trail system that caters to everyone:

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Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win a $10,599 Orbea Mountain Bike!

Gear up for adventure and a chance to win a top-tier Orbea mountain bike worth $10,599! By entering the Bean Peaks Gravity Flows Raffle, not only do you get a shot at an epic prize, but you also support the expansion of Prescott’s renowned gravity flow trails.

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Donate to Phase 2 of the Bean Peaks Trails Campaign

Your support helps us extend the trail network this fall. Every contribution brings us closer to our goal, supporting healthy lifestyles and economic development in our community.  PMBA is a 501c3 registered non profit.  Donations are tax deductible.

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Participate in the Prescott Trails Challenge

This year’s Prescott Trails Challenge will offer multiple distances showcasing the many wonderful trails Prescott has to offer, including the iconic Prescott Circle Trail, 56 miles and 6000 ft. of climbing.  You can ride with your friends and family while raising funds for Bean Peaks. 

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Attend the "Send It for Bean Peaks" Gala Event on Saturday, Sept 14th 2024

Long time PMBA supporter Vivili Hospitality Group will host a party you won’t want to miss. Great food, drinks, entertainment, raffles, giveaways and much more. Tickets coming soon!

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Ride the Timeline:
Key Milestones

Journey with us as we build upon our milestones, moving into Phase 2 of the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails project. This phase introduces 6.7 miles of diverse trails, marking a significant step towards our ultimate vision.

Trail Design & Preliminary Fundraising

The trail design was completed in the summer of 2020 by IMBA's Trail Solutions Team. Simultaneously, the preliminary fundraising phase was launched, securing $125,000. The Bean Peaks project is estimated to cost $1.5 million over three years.

Permitting & Public Fundraising

The Bean Peaks project received the final USFS permits in June 2023. A broad public fundraising campaign was launched focusing on smaller to mid-level donations from both individuals and businesses. Thanks to our awesome community we broke ground in October of 2023!

Phase 1: Opening Spring of 2024

We did it! In 2023 over $500,000 was raised and invested to build and complete 9.2 miles of trails for Phase 1.

Special thanks to the City of Prescott and to the Over the Hill Gang for their contribution

Phase 2: Construction Fall 2024

We're on to building an additional 6.9 miles of trails for intermediate and advanced riders, including 2.5 miles of gravity flow trails. Our goal i.s to raise $500,000 to complete this phase.

Phase 3: Construction Fall 2025

4.7 miles of intermediate and advanced trails including 3.5 miles of gravity flow trails.

Completion & Maintenance

Each construction phase will take place in the fall and open to the public in the spring of the following year. This is dependent upon financial support from the Prescott area community.

Post-opening efforts will pivot towards maintaining and enhancing the trails to ensure their long-term viability and continued enjoyment for users for many generations to follow.

The Benefits of the
Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails

The expansion of the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails project brings added value to our community, promoting health, nature connection, and economic growth. With Phase 2, we’re not just building trails; we’re enhancing lives and strengthening the community.

Health Enhancement

Local Attraction

Nature Connection

Property Value

Community Building

Economic Stimulation

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Phase 2 Needs Your Support! Contribute Today.

Every donation brings us closer to realizing the full potential of the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails. Support Phase 2 and be part of this transformative project.

Major contributors
to the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow trails

Thanks to all who contributed to the Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trails.  Below is a list of those who contributed $1,000 or more:

Businesses:

  • Bikesmith
  • Cambium WLS
  • Epic Rides
  • ESI Grips
  • High Gear Bike Shop
  • The Hike Shack
  • Ironclad
  • Michael Taylor Architects
  • Mingus Mountain Law Group
  • Prescott Home Realty
  • REI
  • Soul Ride Bike Shop
  • SpringHill Suites – Prescott
  • Vivili Hospitality Group

    Foundations/Agencies:

    • Annette M Williams Charitable Foundation
    • Arizona State Parks and Recreation
    • City of Prescott
    • The Harold James Family Trust
    • Ingebritson Family Foundation
    • International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
    • Kiwanis Club of Prescott Community Foundation
    • Margaret T. Morris Foundation
    • Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA)
    • Prescott National Forest

      Individuals:

      • Anthony Troy Alvarez
      • Ruth and Zvika Ashkenazi
      • Steve Becker
      • Bonnie Couch & Yuri Howard
      • Robert Dal Santo
      • Bill Feldmeier
      • Wayne Fernandez
      • David Fizzell
      • Ximena Florez & Dov Torenberg
      • Charles Glasel & Joyce Van Walsum
      • George and Patti Haller
      • Blake Hill
      • Tim and Pricilla Hill
      • Chris Hosking
      • Yuri Howard and Bonnie Couch
      • Brian & Emily Kleinman
      • Bonnie and Ray Larson
      • David and Laurel Lloyd
      • Patrick Mahaney
      • Chuck Mitchell
      • Stacey Nicholas
      • Karlene Olson
        • Greg and Lea Riordan
        • Kathy and Kevin Sleeth
        • Dave Spellman
        • Gregory Sprenger
        • Erik Torenberg
        • Reuben Torenberg
        • Sally Underwood
        • Derek Young

        Special thanks to the Over the Hill Gang