ElevationAscent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -447' -136 m
High: 4,474' 1,364 m
Low: 4,050' 1,235 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“"Hiline of the West Side Trails" when combined with Pyramid!”— Chuck McQuade
About halfway along, the trail comes to an intersection with a newly adopted trail called Pyramid. For advanced riders heading downhill, you might want to take the Pyramid optional trail to the end of the Scorpion trail. Pyramid trail gives the advanced rider a 1.2-mile mostly downhill extension with some fairly technical descending sections and technical ledgy climb sections. Otherwise, continue descending Scorpion.
At the end of the trail, you'll see the end of Pyramid trail to your right. Do not climb Pyramid trail, your options are to either out-and-back the Scorpion trail or ride left to a dirt parking lot at the Upper Red Rock Loop/Chavez Rd intersection.
Scorpion will be used in the uphill direction as a connector trail with the Skywalker Trail or Herkenham Trail. In the uphill direction, the Scorpion trail has short rocky sections that will challenge most intermediate riders and some advanced riders.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
Land Manager: USFS - Coconino National Forest Office
Oct 14, 2019: Prescribed burn plans changed to mitigate smoke impacts
Oct 10, 2019: Winter backcountry permits no longer required