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Hiline Trail

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3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

326' 99 m

Ascent

-695' -212 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

4,646' 1,416 m

High

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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Dec 2, 2018
Travis Troupe
10mi
Nov 18, 2018
Brandon Vicenti
3.1mi
Sep 29, 2018
Andrew Hally
Amazing! Tough climb up followed by high exposure rim ride with great views, then fun roller coaster downhill for a mile before the scary steep chutes 20mi — 3h 30m
Sep 3, 2018
Jason Kilgore
Aug 25, 2018
Matt Mascoli
Fun ride, crazy finish 3.1mi
Jul 9, 2018
Taylor Tewalt
May 27, 2018
Chuck McQuade
May 12, 2018
Steve Gerber

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  4.7 from 80 votes

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  4.7 from 80 votes
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Aaron Lovato
Santa Fe, NM
Aaron Lovato   Santa Fe, NM
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
I didn't like the exposure, though it was more of an embankment then a shear cliff wall. Amazing views and a nice technical descent on the back side of the trail. Nov 19, 2018

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