Sedona Arizona has tons of biking trails all throughout our mountains, hills, and valleys. If you're looking for either a beginning trail or an advanced course, here are some of the best bike trails in Sedona.
Best bike trails for beginners:
Bell Rock Trails.
This is a great trail for first-time or beginner bikers. It's over 16 miles writing between Courthouse Butte and Little Horse Trail. It has smooth services and wide trails and plenty of room to share the trail. It has beautiful views making it a memorable ride for first-timers and beginners alike.
Directions:Location: 31 miles south of Flagstaff in scenic Red Rock Country.
North Trailhead (Map): 34°48'19.8"N 111°46'00.5"W
South Trailhead (Map): 34°47'29.4"N 111°45'42.7"W
Access: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 3.6 miles to a paved turnout and trailhead parking on the left (east) at milepost 309.8, .2 miles south of the entrance to the United Methodist Church for the northern trailhead.
For the southern trailhead, from the South Gateway Visitor Center, go 1 mile north to Bell Rock parking area on your right.
Intro to Sedona
this is probably the best trail to give you a little bit of everything Sedona has to offer. It's only 5 miles or so and provides easy writing with a great combination of beautiful scenery, lots of pullouts, and just a great mountain biking experience overall.
Long Canyon – Deadmans Pass - Coxcomb
This easy trail features a few curves located in upper Dry Creek. This relatively flat ride with a few short rocky climes is perfect for beginners. It connects to coxcomb and goes around the backside of Doe Mountain. It also links to a couple other more challenging trails if you're feeling brave.
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Intermediate Trails and Riders
this is a great spot with 100% intermediate trails made for bikes. It was originally a bootleg trail system put together by local writers and has been adopted and made legal by the US Forest Service. This trail is just a half a mile from Over the Edge and you can ride to the summit of Grand Central with beautiful views of the area. Bring plenty of water as there's not much shade along this trail.
Address: ~Adobe Jack Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
GPS: 34°51'54.4"N 111°46'35.0"W
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This trail, which is perfect for beginners to intermediates, is accessible by the same trail had as Long Canyon. You can wind around the curves on this modern mountain bike trail with a few little obstacles such as exposed to slick rock and some rock steps you have to get over. There are some twisty turns through the pinion forest and you can take the loop counterclockwise making for some beautiful views.
West Sedona Tour
This 13-mile trail is a great complement to the chuckwagon or Long Canyon loop and can be written separately or as part of a full circuit. These trails are about intermediate level and highlight some of the best writing in the West Sedona and Dry Creek area. There are a lot of turns and the trails are generally marked very well.
(Biking Trails in West Sedona)
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Trails for Advanced
Cathedral Rock Big Loop
This intermediate and advanced trail is just over 12 miles with an average grade of about 4% and a maxed rate of 23%. It crosses the popular Cathedral Rock Trail, which is for hikers only so pay attention and be courteous to hikers. This is the right to do if you want to do one thing in the Cathedral Rock area. This loop has it all from winding curves to technical rock sections coupling that with great scenery, advanced sections, and beautiful views.
Twin Buttes Loop
This 8 1/2 mile challenging courses a 95% single track with a max grade of just 17%, but there's a good variety of smooth flow on dirt, slick rock, challenging rock drops and several climes. None of the climes or dissents are sustained but there are also no easy sections for very long. However, you'll see some of the Sedona's most scenic trails. This is a challenging one so make sure you don't bring your four-legged friend along.
Have fun out there! this is a great way to see our area and get some great exercise! See you on the trails!
For more great information, visit Over the Edge Sports. Trail heads, maps, rentals and more.
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