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Girdner Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.3 (29)

A varied trail making lots of connections in the Dry Creek area.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

Singletrack

4,601' 1,402 m

High

4,250' 1,295 m

Low

398' 121 m

Up

494' 151 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From the parking area, the trail follows nice smooth flowing dirt through a confusing intersection with Snake Trail and then Anaconda Trail. Climb through a small pass with great views, then descend rocky terrain passing several more trails. Once past Rupp Trail, you can continue 2.4 more miles all the way to highway 89A.

The trail flows nicely along Dry Creek, which may have water in season, with some smooth and flowing sections through forest. Numerous crossings have steep climbs up and down the creek banks, several of which may require walking for intermediate riders. Eventually the trail leaves Dry Creek and climbs up to the South Gateway Visitor Center on Route 89A. The climb has some sections of loose cobble that add some challenge.

Contacts

Shared By:

Almonzo Wilder with improvements by Jill Nicole

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 29 votes

#6431

Overall
  3.3 from 29 votes
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Trail Rankings

#151

in Arizona

#6,431

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5,413 Since Feb 23, 2014
Intermediate/Difficult

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Photos

Girdner trail
May 10, 2021 near West Se…, AZ
Matt admires the scenery on Girdner.
Nov 9, 2015 near West Se…, AZ
Crossing a dry wash on Two Fence Trail.
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Dropping into a dry wash.
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Coasting a mellow section of trail
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Cruising a mellow section of trail
Nov 19, 2019 near West Se…, AZ

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Mar 14, 2021
Cara Hubbell
With Zac, Josh, Kate, and the Fullers 8.6mi — 1h 18m
Mar 11, 2021
David Cranke
Great conditions! 6mi
Aug 27, 2020
Jory Harms
Apr 1, 2020
Damon Roth
Mar 7, 2020
Josh Camire
Mar 4, 2020
Steve Baker
First ride. Modified West Sedona Tour to include trails: Cockscomb, Dawa, Arizona Cypress, Girdner, Chuckwagon, Long Canyon, Deadmans Pass & Aerie. 12.4mi — 2h 06m
May 29, 2018
Chuck McQuade
Mar 29, 2018
Tenzin Chuteng