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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 166' 51 m
Descent: -305' -93 m
High: 4,540' 1,384 m
Low: 4,259' 1,298 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

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

Nick Wilder

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Description

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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Apr 27, 2019
cynthia sauceda
Dec 30, 2018
Jeff Smyth
Challenging technical trail with fantastic views.
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

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in Arizona

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