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Made in the Shade

 16 votes

1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

166' 51 m

Ascent

-305' -93 m

Descent

4,540' 1,384 m

High

4,259' 1,298 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Unknown

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An excellent climb and descent with playful trail and some of the best views in Sedona.

Nick Wilder

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Best done from north to south as shown here. Start off with a sustained but completely rideable climb. There are some tight switchbacks but it's a nice challenge to do the whole climb with no dabs.

You'll end up several hundred feet above the valley with fun slickrock and expansive views of Courthouse Butte and Belle Rock. Traverse along at a level elevation through more technical trail features. This section is actually harder than the ascent - the trail is more "raw" than the Slim Shady Trail.

The descent is loads of fun and passes through several neat rock formations, ramps, and switchbacks. It's generally all rideable by intermediates. Once on the bottom floor, it's a fast cruise to the intersection with Slim Shady.

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Dec 29, 2017
Kevin Doiron
Dec 8, 2017
Evan Ely
Rock tech wonderland! Not as much exposure as other famous Sedona trails, and slightly smaller features, but still lots to have fun on! 1.3mi
Nov 20, 2017
Amy White
Fun rocky but mostly rideable trail. Nice views of Bell Rock and good option to avoid crowds on Slim Shady. Difficult to follow at end.
Oct 5, 2017
Oliver C
Jul 20, 2016
Michael Bishop
1.3mi
Apr 24, 2016
Daniel Archer
Oct 30, 2015
Mike Sylvester
Aug 12, 2015
Mark Kelleher
Got on this trail by mistake looking for Hi-Line. Climbing this sucked. Loose bolders...turned around 1/2 way for some fun stuff!

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  3.6 from 16 votes

#20

in Sedona

#4838

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James Herklotz
Boulder, CO
James Herklotz   Boulder, CO
The descent portion of this trail needs to be marked out better. I lost the route and had to turn back. Challenging trail. Not a fast and flowy route. Feb 25, 2014
Michael Turner
Boulder, CO
Michael Turner   Boulder, CO
This one is tough one both up and down. I'm sure there are lots of riders who can clean it but I am not one because of the technical skills needed. Not hard because of lungs or legs, just need to be pretty good at cleaning obstacles. I didn't really enjoy it too much compared to Hi-Line or Slim Shady (for different reasons) Oct 21, 2016

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