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Hiline Trail

 4.6 (71)

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


Shared By The Kraken


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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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Jul 9, 2018
Taylor Tewalt
May 27, 2018
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Darrin Stein
Apr 7, 2018
Jose A-M
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Darren Casden
Mar 21, 2018
Matt Rettmer
Finally did this ride...well worth it too! The trail is in great condition. There is a section is that double black but rest is single.

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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
Matt Rettmer
Castle Rock, CO
Matt Rettmer   Castle Rock, CO
Ride this as Rx on MTBproject. I agree with M Turner on the downhill section towards the last 1/3 of the trail. I can see the lines but I also wanted to be able to ride the rest of my time here. Don't need to impress anyone on that section. The rest of the trail is REALLY awesome! I did same route as M Sylvester and it doesn't disappoint. A must do if riding as there is very limited hiker traffic too! Mar 21, 2018

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