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Old Post Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (14)

A varied trail that gets you up to the other great trails in the area.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

4,430' 1,350 m

High

4,029' 1,228 m

Low

461' 141 m

Up

191' 58 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

There are a few trails that look well-traveled, but have signs saying they are off limits. Heed the warnings and don't ride closed trails!

Description

This trail isn't terribly difficult, although there's a solid climb in the middle that keeps the heart rate up.

It starts out as a mellow, winding trail, climbing gently on mostly smooth dirt trail with a few smaller rocks thrown in. After it passes Herkenham Trail, the climb becomes more difficult with a steady grade, loose soil, and rock steps along the way.

The reward for the climb is a very nice, flowy section of trail descending back down the other side. It's mostly hard-packed red dirt, winding through bright green Junipers.

You'll meet up with Carroll Canyon Trail on your right, and this trail continues half a mile past that to it's finish with Bandit Trail and Ridge Trail.

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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 14 votes

#11

in Sedona

#9134

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#11

in Sedona

#228

in Arizona

#9,134

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Photos

Sweeping views on Old Post Trail.
Mar 6, 2016 near West Se…, AZ
Dry stream crossing on Ramshead.  It's a short climb up on a rock staircase.
Feb 26, 2014 near West Se…, AZ

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May 21, 2021
zaq
Mar 22, 2021
Colby Sturtevant
Mar 24, 2020
Mike B
Mar 6, 2020
Steve Baker
First ride. Extended the loop to include: Skywalker Trail #669, Old Post, Ridge, Ramshead & Herkenham. 8.5mi — 1h 45m
Nov 27, 2019
Jay Holsten
Solid uphill work!
Jun 14, 2017
Steve V
0.4mi