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.
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.