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Mescal

 4.6 (43)

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

206' 63 m

Ascent

-166' -51 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

4,710' 1,436 m

High

4,520' 1,378 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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Excellent, scenic, rideable slickrock singletrack.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

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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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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
Dec 29, 2017
Jason M
Dec 21, 2017
Abe Ferraro
Awesome...the rim was stunning!

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  4.6 from 43 votes

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  4.6 from 43 votes
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Ben Aylsworth
Toronto, ON
Ben Aylsworth   Toronto, ON
Fun but busy trail. Superb views. May 4, 2014
Jennifer Charrette   nomads
One of my favorite trails in Sedona. I ride it as shown but often see people riding from the other direction. It's never been too busy when I've gone even during Spring Break. Apr 16, 2018

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