Hiline Trail

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3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


326' 99 m


-695' -212 m


4,646' 1,416 m


4,086' 1,245 m



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Amazing views mixed with technical riding and severe exposure.

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Starting from Slim Shady Trail near Yavapai Vista trailhead, it's a steep, technical climb to the top of the mesa. Along the way, the trail snakes along the cliff edge until topping out with amazing views all around. The trip down the other side includes a long stretch of slickrock as well as several steep, highly technical chutes, until the trail ends at the Baldwin Loop and the west side of Cathedral Rock.

This trail includes steep technical riding, and very narrow singletrack with severe exposure. There are spots all along where a fall could result in severe injury or a long freefall. Be realistic about your skills and walk where necessary.


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Being a xcountry rider in TX, my impression was that the trail is intermediate/advance. I rode a light hardtail xc bike, not a good choice for the trail. There's a lot of opportunities to hit your weels/transmission with sharp rocks. There's a steep technical descent on rock with light sand, which makes it difficult to brake, use special caution in that section and assess your skills there's no much room at the end of the descend to hold it and then stop the bike down there. The trail has great views along the way. Best part for me was riding on the cliff edge. Short but worhwile. The trail is short but it can be connected with other trails and make it a good morning ride. If you ride it with temps over 80, start as early as you can. The sun is intense. Do it! Sep 21, 2015

Love this trail despite the fact that I walk the last downhill section. It is totally ridable and I can see the lines people take, but my man-parts are just too small. Otherwise, a must do trail even if you walk a lot of it! Oct 21, 2016

Slim Shady to HiLine to Baldwin to Templeton to Easy Breezy is my favorite ride in town, though I've never taken one I disliked so far. HiLine is probably the most difficult trail in Sedona that the masses can ride 90% of. That being said, they are plenty of opportunities to get hurt if you're not paying attention. The only true *expert* section is the 1/4 mile DH section off the back/top. Oct 29, 2016

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