We are excited to be using this GPS enabled map of Sedona for this years event. Just load this link on the web browser of your smart phone and click the “Show me where I am” bottom on the left of the page to see where you are and how to get back to the event. Zoom in and see the trails. This is no substitute to a paper map and real trail directions so please ask for recommendations at our info booth.
Mescal – Aerie – Cockscomb
This is an absolute must-do when visiting Sedona. These trails are located in the Boynton Pass area that is just west of our shop. Big red rock landscapes, stunning views, and 100% singletrack to boot. Mescal Trail is the highlight in this loop; with slick rock sections, exposure, flow, and a few technical spots. Aerie and Cockscomb can be done separately for a shorter and easier route, with enough flow to be a blast for any level of rider. https://youtu.be/kwWkhZSm2nY?list=PLmY5gMALYLImDSBjrxzLnZaecxxlgOCpC
The “Hogs” Area
New to the trail system for 2014, the Hogs Area is our newest “double black” playground. This area features amazing views, technical climbs, and descents. There is a bit of exposure so this trail is not for everyone. The ride starts from the Broken Arrow Trailhead off of Morgan road. To get there leave the festival and head south on HWY 179 toward the Village of oak Creek. Take a left on Morgan Road and follow that through the neighborhood till you come to the Broken Arrow Trail Head. From there start going counter clockwise by taking Broken Arrow. This will be a climb as you head out. Keep an eye out for hog Heaven/High on the right as you go up one of the steep slickrock sections. From here the trail will traverse a little ways till you reach the summit, then it is all downhill to Hog Wash. Take another right on Hogwash and you will be back to Broken Arrow. Look for a left to get back to the parking lot.https://youtu.be/G1myZ_sTMwY?list=PLmY5gMALYLImDSBjrxzLnZaecxxlgOCpC
The “must-do” trail of Sedona for advanced riders. This might just be the ‘whole enchilada’ of Sedona. A true thriller featuring jaw-dropping views, puckering exposure, steep-technical-get-your-ass-behind-the-saddle drops, scaling steep slickrock climbs, all along massive bands of red rock…and finishing with a high speed grin inducing singletrack through cottonwood trees and Oak Creek. As of Dec 8, 2012 – this trail has been officially adopted by the Forest Service into the Sedona trail system. This means this amazing trail can be properly signed and maintained, which it has needed for a long time. Cheers to the Red Rock Forest Service for recognizing mountain bikes and epic trails! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTmB1-mrljE
The Hiline Trail is one of those “must do” rides for the advanced rider, and luckily its been adopted by the Forest Service – so its sure to stay for years to come. This trail really has it all: fast high speed sections, steep puckering chutes, steady climbs, views galore, banked red rock walls…its definitely one of our favorites. Some sections are rated double black diamond, so definitely be cautious your first time around on this one! Our favorite way to ride Hiline is as a 20 mile loop from the west side, which gives you some bonus technical descents on Ridge Trail while heading down to Oak Creek crossing, and then up Templeton and over to the start of Hiline. https://youtu.be/mp1EbMDBTp0?list=PLmY5gMALYLImDSBjrxzLnZaecxxlgOCpC
Broken Arrow – Chicken Point
Broken Arrow is a true classic of Sedona, and highly recommended. Although the trail is singletrack, it crosses the super popular Jeep tour route quite a few times. Lots of slick rock, short technical climbs, and big views await. Submarine Rock is a fun place to session the red rock and Chicken Point serves up a stunning viewpoint.
If you really want to be ready when you get here grab a map before you come and pour over all of the sweet trails.
Support the VVCC and their efforts to maintain and creat our great trails with this interactive online map:
Download and print this totally free map! Thanks to the Friends of the Forest, USFS and Keen shoes.
Don’t get a map beforehand and stop into one of the Sedona’s great shops and talk trails with some of the experts in person.