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blueBlack Mescal

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 206' 63 m
Descent: -166' -51 m
High: 4,710' 1,436 m
Low: 4,520' 1,378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Excellent, scenic, rideable slickrock singletrack.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Description

The southeast end of Mescal is accessed from the Long Canyon trailhead. Youll be cranking on the pedals right away to get up the initial climb. Its short, rocky and quickly transitions back to rolling trail.

The trail tops out and then travels toward Mescal Mountain, a gigantic red sandstone butte. The meat of the route is a traverse on the southern side along a long continuous slickrock ledge.

After some fun and flowy red dirt trail, there's one big push onto the first section of slickrock. Its a little off camber so some will have to dismount and push up. Once on the sandstone surface youll pedal along a fairly level elevation, occasionally going up down or around short sections of steps or boulders.

There are two optional splits that cover the first and second third of the route. Difficult is the easier line while Expert is for very experienced riders who are comfortable with off-camber and exposed moves.

As Mescal rounds the butte on the west end, the view becomes breathtaking into Boynton Canyon. Take in the scenery before a somewhat rowdy quick descent to the end of the trail. Turn right here to access Deadmans Pass or bear left to connect to Aerie.

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Apr 21, 2019
Rick Garcia
Feb 17, 2019
Taylor Tewalt
Sep 15, 2018
Jeff Hauser
Great fun, good warmup to get used to the redrock 2.4mi
Sep 4, 2018
Jason Kilgore
Apr 26, 2018
JL Trueba
15mi — 3h 00m
Apr 18, 2018
tyler rex
Mar 22, 2018
Asa King
4.3mi

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  4.6 from 47 votes

#57

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in Arizona

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