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Intro to Sedona

Intermediate
 4.1 (57) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The best beginner singletrack in Sedona all wrapped up in one great ride.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,391' 1,338 m

High

4,162' 1,269 m

Low

319' 97 m

Up

316' 96 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

Sedona does not have much easy riding, but thankfully what they do have is great. A combination of scenery, genuine (but not scary) singletrack, and lots of bail out options make this a good option for beginning riders to experience great mountain biking.

Need to Know

This is a VERY popular parking area - come early on weekends or park elsewhere and ride in.

Description

Start from the Bell Rock Vista and follow the Big Park Loop. There is one small technical section in the southwest corner (near the start of the ride as mapped) where the trail goes in and out of a wash. No problem for intermediates, and beginners can easily walk this section and enjoy the rest. The far northeast corner has a beautiful slickrock area that is fun to play around in.

Go right (north) when you hit the Bell Rock Trail and follow this easy, wide path until you can take the Llama Trail to the right. This is marked blue/intermediate, but this short section you'll use is fairly easy. Walk short sections if you get uncomfortable, but nothing that is very hard is more than 10-20 feet long.

After a few tenths of a mile, go left on Baby Bell Trail and enjoy an easy fast trail to the Bell Rock Trail. Go left and immediately take a right on Phone Trail. Enjoy this really fun trail until it ends (all too soon) back on Bell Rock Trail. Follow this back to your car.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Mia d

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  4.1 from 57 votes

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Photos

Easy going with big views is what you'll find riding in the Phone Trail.
Feb 20, 2014 near Village…, AZ
Big park loop to Bell Rock... from parking lot, counter clock.
Mar 4, 2021 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock
Nov 5, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Wheelie fun!
Aug 17, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock in the background.
Aug 17, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock Bypass during winter time.
Apr 6, 2016 near Village…, AZ

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May 22, 2022
Abimael Montes
Mar 22, 2022
Arthur Wood
Nov 21, 2021
abontherocks
Nov 11, 2021
Matthew Mastrantonio
Sss
Jun 3, 2021
Brian Christie
First Sedona ride. Easy ride with great views but definitely a popular hiking trail
May 24, 2021
Stuart Johnson
5.3mi
May 22, 2021
Stuart Johnson
5.3mi
Apr 19, 2021
Brian Baum
Great ride!