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Baldwin Loop

 17 votes

Length

2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

245' 75 m

Ascent

-236' -72 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

4,126' 1,258 m

High

3,959' 1,207 m

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

The Kraken

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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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Jan 17, 2018
Kiko Giraldo
Dec 24, 2017
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May 18, 2017
Marc Helfer
May 18, 2017
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May 17, 2017
Ashley A
Dec 10, 2016
Ke Eh
Nov 8, 2015
Zach Pashea
Some challenging sections.

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  3.8 from 17 votes

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in Sedona

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Michael Turner
Boulder, CO
Michael Turner   Boulder, CO
This one is fun and swoopy with a few techy sections for normal folks. If you're more of a normal-joe (or Josephine) this trail will be fun. If you're looking for the tech section at the back end of hi-line then you'll be bored. Oct 21, 2016

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