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Girdner Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.2 (21)

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

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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

  3.2 from 21 votes

#7865

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  3.2 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#203

in Arizona

#7,865

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Photos

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
Chunky fun in Sedona! Views at every bend in the trail.
Oct 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ

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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
Mar 18, 2018
Jay Holsten
Rode it as a loop south to north and back. A great trail! 10mi
Mar 14, 2018
Kristin DeSantis
One of my favorite Sedona rides! Gardner to Chuckwagon to Mescal to Aerie to Cockscomb to Western Civilization to Last Frontier 24mi
Dec 22, 2017
Abe Ferraro
4mi