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Baldwin Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 3.8 from 8 votes
  Intermediate/Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #20 in the Sedona area
#46 in Arizona
#1,540 Overall
Condition:
Aug 22 Dry - dry, with very recent rain
Trail near Sedona,  area, 
“A nice loop trail that connects with Hiline and Templeton trails.”
The Kraken on May 2, 2013
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2.13.4 milesKilometers 245’75 m Ascent 4,126’1,258 m High 4.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -236’-72 m Descent 3,959’1,207 m Low 8.4% Max Grade
Description
Much of the riding on this loop is intermediate, but there are a couple of challenging spots. It's a loop that you can start at any point and go in either direction, though it's shown counter-clockwise here, and that's probably the best direction.

Starting from the intersection with Templeton Trail, it's a flowy cruise on soft red dirt at first. In 1/4 mile, you'll pass a small parking lot, and after that, the trail climbs and gets rockier. There's a nice vista at the high point with familiar views out across the area. Once the trail heads downhill, you'll encounter a few challenging spots on the descent (if you're headed CCW). You can bear right onto Highline Trail for an extreme downhill challenge.

Otherwise, this section of Baldwin is a great place to work on technical rock handling skills. Everything comes at you gradually so you can size it up before taking a plunge, and the consequences aren't as high as in other trails in the area.

The trail eventually winds through a flat rocky section back to the starting point at Templeton Trail.
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5.0 (1)
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An epic, unique adventure that most would consider more of a hike than a ride...
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4.8 (6)
Spectacular scenery covering many singletrack trails.
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PHOTOS of Baldwin Loop
 4.6 from 5 votes
Susan & Lily riding The Baldwin Trail (Sedona, AZ)
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Midway on The Baldwin Trail Loop (Sedona, AZ)
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