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Baldwin Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (26)

A nice loop trail that connects with Hiline and Templeton trails.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Singletrack

4,126' 1,258 m

High

3,959' 1,207 m

Low

245' 75 m

Up

236' 72 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

Much of the riding on this loop is intermediate, but there are a couple of challenging spots. It's a loop that you can start at any point and go in either direction, though it's shown counter-clockwise here, and that's probably the best direction.

Starting from the intersection with Templeton Trail, it's a flowy cruise on soft red dirt at first. In 1/4 mile, you'll pass a small parking lot, and after that, the trail climbs and gets rockier. There's a nice vista at the high point with familiar views out across the area. Once the trail heads downhill, you'll encounter a few challenging spots on the descent (if you're headed CCW). You can bear right onto Highline Trail for an extreme downhill challenge.

Otherwise, this section of Baldwin is a great place to work on technical rock handling skills. Everything comes at you gradually so you can size it up before taking a plunge, and the consequences aren't as high as in other trails in the area.

The trail eventually winds through a flat rocky section back to the starting point at Templeton Trail.

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  3.8 from 26 votes

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Photos

Susan & Lily riding The Baldwin Trail
Apr 25, 2013 near West Se…, AZ
Midway on The Baldwin Trail Loop
Apr 25, 2013 near West Se…, AZ
The Baldwin Trail... so smooth and fast. It's a great change of pace after the technical descent off Hiline!
Apr 21, 2016 near West Se…, AZ
"NO ENTRY FOR BIKES. DOWNHILL TRAFFIC ONLY. HIKERS USE CAUTION". Just posting in case somebody is researching Hiline options.
Nov 25, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Cathedral Rock Vista at Baldwin Loop / Hiline Junction
Nov 25, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Rode clockwise from HiLine.  Much of the riding is intermediate with a few more difficult spots that will challenge your rock riding skills. Templeton east is difficult down to and up from Oak Creek, but the rest can all be ridden by intermediate riders.
Dec 7, 2015 near West Se…, AZ

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Apr 1, 2020
Damon Roth
Mar 24, 2020
Brandon Traut
Oct 28, 2019
Jack Slade
Strongly recommend riding this CLOCKWISE unless you enjoy hike-a-bike, even at Expert level 15mi
Jun 1, 2019
Joel Lopez
Apr 13, 2019
daron topel
Jan 17, 2018
Kiko Giraldo
Dec 24, 2017
Abe Ferraro
2.1mi
Sep 10, 2017
Felipe Ituarte