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Grinding Stone MX

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Grinding Stone Sports Park, Beeline Highway, Verde River, Whiplash, Fort Mcdowell Rodeo Grounds, Grindingstone MX, GrindingStone MX

Last Known StatusClosed

This park at one time offered 1.4 mile long main track with natural terrain and elevation changes along with a peewee track but is now closed. The track soil is a soft mixture of loam, granite sand and wood shavings which keep it loose and well drained.

This facility was large and had spacious parking as well as some surrounding trails. Quads were permitted on practice days. This listing will remain up for historical purposes.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityFountain Hills, AZ
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From: Tempe, AZ
1) Take SR-87/Beeline Highway east about 13 miles
2) After crossing Verde River bridge, track will be on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrack
LandPrivately Owned / Commercial

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingExcellent    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles1
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation1350 to 1400 ft.
Loose DirtThis track has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe track has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis track has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe track has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe track has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis track has little rocks.Littlenot on track, but on surrounding trails and obstacle courses
TreesThe track has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis track has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe track has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis track has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis track has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe track has almost all berms.All
Sand/Gravel PitsThis private park has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis private park has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis private park has no roads.None
Rider TrafficThe private park has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis private park has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis private park has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis track has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis track has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis track has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis track has some expert terrain.Some
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed
Max Engine Size100 cc Max
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMini Track
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic, Watered, Groomed, Starting Gate
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
CommentMain Track

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenClosed
Spark ArrestorNoA spark arresting silencer or end cap is not required but is always recommended.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSCertain Timespermitted during select dates
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areasovernight parking for events, weekends
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibited
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
RidingYes ($25.00 per OHV)
peewee track - $15
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Mayo Clinic (800) 446-2279
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Circle K (480) 837-2444
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Shell (480) 837-2244
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)McDowell Mountain Regional Park (480) 471-0173
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)McDowell Mountain Regional Park (480) 471-0173
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)McDowell Mountain Regional Park (480) 471-0173
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (N)McDowell Mountain Regional Park (480) 471-0173
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Circle K (480) 837-2444
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SE)Saguaro Lake
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteVerde River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Saguaro Lake Marina (480) 986-5546

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Grinding Stone MX Track

The main MX track is has a soft soil mixture that is kept groomed and watered.  The layout makes great use of the natural hills.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Trail Bike at Grinding Stone MX Track

Surrounding the tracks are a variety of single track trails, often used for grand prix or scramble events.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

A trail at Grinding Stone MX Track

An endurocross-style obstacle course features a mix of urban and natural obstacles.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Some terrain at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

A trail at Grinding Stone MX Track

One of the washes from the surrounding trails.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Terrain example at Grinding Stone MX Track

Freshly groomed track.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Example of terrain at Grinding Stone MX Track

Much attention has been paid to the soil on the tracks.  A high quality custom mixture is used for best traction and drainage.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Dirt Bike at Grinding Stone MX Track

This is another view of the mini track.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Off-Road Bike at Grinding Stone MX Track

This is one portion of the mini track.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Grinding Stone MX Track

This photo shows just a portion of the huge parking area.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Grinding Stone MX Track

These are some of the interesting ramadas that have been constructed in the parking area for shade.

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Scenic view at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

A trail at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Dirt Bike at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

OHV at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Example of terrain at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Terrain example at Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Grinding Stone MX Track

Grinding Stone MX Track Photo

Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Grinding Stone MX Track

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