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Hiline Trail

 65 votes


3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers



326' 99 m


-695' -212 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (19°)

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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Mar 2, 2018
Chris Bondurant
Kaibab, Slim Shady, Made in the Shade, Slim Shady, HiLine, Baldwin, Ridge, Sketch, Ridge 15.7mi
Feb 16, 2018
Melo Ignacio
Hiline to Baldwin to Templeton and Slim Shady 3.1mi
Jan 17, 2018
Kiko Giraldo
Jan 1, 2018
Michael Wilson
Dec 29, 2017
Kevin Doiron
Dec 27, 2017
Louis Dionne
Dec 8, 2017
Evan Ely
A must do in Sedona! A little exposure, fun slick rock, and some world class features topped off with fantastic views! 3.1mi
Nov 20, 2017
Amy White
Beautiful views, really fun flowy slick rock down backside. Unfortunately have to return via Oak Creek and Templeton hill climb -- long hike-a-bike.

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Michael Turner
Boulder, CO
Michael Turner   Boulder, CO
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
Mike Sylvester
Oceanside, CA
Mike Sylvester   Oceanside, CA
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
The exposure is grossly overstated. You're never in danger of "a long freefall" as there is plenty of dirt/rocks/bushes below you on the ridge. The flowy part from the overlook down is fun but short, and the crux of the matter are the steeps at the very end. Hardly "double black diamond" worthy. Dec 6, 2017

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