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Scorpion

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -447' -136 m
High: 4,474' 1,364 m
Low: 4,050' 1,235 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Chuck McQuade

"Hiline of the West Side Trails" when combined with Pyramid!

Chuck McQuade

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Features -none-

Need to Know

This trail is multi-directional and multi-use, so either hikers or other mountain bikers may be on the trail traveling in the uphill direction.

Description

Scorpion trail is named after the Red Rock High School's mascot. Most commonly, the trail starts from the high school and rides in the downhill direction (north to south). The trail is mostly intermediate rated but there are numerous embedded basalt rocks in the trail that add a technical challenge.

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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May 20, 2019
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  3.8 from 10 votes

#7

in Sedona

#7197

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#7

in Sedona

#177

in Arizona

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Starting down Pyramid
Jul 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Getting technical on the Scorpion descent in Sedona.
Jul 16, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
View towards Cathedral Rock from Scorpion
Jul 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Sidling across on Scorpion
Jul 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Before the Pyramid turnoff Scorpion is mostly an easy ride.
Jul 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ
Easy fun on Scorpion
Jul 21, 2018 near West Se…, AZ

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