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Recommended Routes in Central AZ - 63

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Favorite Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Intermediate

West Sedona Tour

13.1 mi 21.0 km 921' Up 280.63 m Up 934' Down 284.56 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chuckwagon - Mescal - Long Canyon

9.1 mi 14.6 km 805' Up 245.3 m Up 791' Down 240.98 m Down

West Se…, AZ
Favorite Hawes at Sunset - Hard to beat.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hawes Trail Network: Hawes, Ridge, Secret, and Saguaro

11.7 mi 18.8 km 971' Up 295.81 m Up 978' Down 298.04 m Down

Fountai…, AZ
Favorite Courthouse and Bell Rock Buttes make a fantastic background to your ride on Basalt.
Difficult

Cathedral Rock Big Loop

12.4 mi 20.0 km 1,054' Up 321.25 m Up 1,054' Down 321.25 m Down

Village…, AZ
Favorite Sidewinder Trail cutting through the saguaros
Intermediate

Sonoran Desert Loop

13.4 mi 21.5 km 1,112' Up 339.02 m Up 1,110' Down 338.44 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Intermediate

Brown's Ranch Perimeter Loop

15.5 mi 24.9 km 629' Up 191.72 m Up 629' Down 191.63 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Sun setting on Desert Classic Trail
Intermediate

Desert Classic

17.5 mi 28.2 km 881' Up 268.48 m Up 881' Down 268.52 m Down

Guadalupe, AZ
Favorite Cruisin' down Rock Knob Trail
Intermediate

Pemberton Loop

15.7 mi 25.3 km 792' Up 241.53 m Up 791' Down 241.09 m Down

Rio Verde, AZ
Favorite Desert Classic Trail
Difficult

East National Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,042' Up 317.46 m Up 1,041' Down 317.41 m Down

Guadalupe, AZ

Central AZ Biking

  • 2,585 Miles 4,160 Kilometers of Trail
  • 63 Recommended Routes
  • 182 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 332 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 77 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central AZ - 528

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Hiline Trail
Very Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Very Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 123 
2.6 mi 4.1 km #2Slim Shady Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 113 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Mescal
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
West Sedona, AZ 65 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Chuckwagon
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
West Sedona, AZ 64 
6.2 mi 10.0 km #5Apache Wash Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 59 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #6Hog Heaven
Difficult
Sedona, AZ
Difficult
Sedona, AZ 43 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7Llama Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 44 
3.0 mi 4.8 km #8Sport Loop
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ
Intermediate
Fountain Hills, AZ 37 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #9Templeton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ 43 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10Adobe Jack
Intermediate
Sedona, AZ
Intermediate
Sedona, AZ 42 

Photos of Central AZ - 1,321

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The Hangover Trail can get intense, fast... this is an alternate line that takes steel cojones!
Apr 21, 2016 near Sedona, AZ
Sunset on Helipad Trail
Nov 10, 2013 near Guadalupe, AZ
It doesn't quite capture the true steepness, but this video shows a guy riding the crux of the Hangover ride.
Jan 8, 2016 near Sedona, AZ
Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Supreme technical skills.
Sep 6, 2015 near Prescott, AZ
Hawes at Sunset - Hard to beat.
Oct 19, 2016 near Fountai…, AZ
Although there are some sketchy sections, most of the trail is rideable by intermediate riders.
Nov 1, 2016 near West Se…, AZ
Red Mountain from Upper Ridge Trail
Mar 11, 2015 near Fountai…, AZ