1.2 miles
202 ft
-438 ft
Avg time

Pyramid Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Almost Always Rideable Shortly After Wet Periods
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Forest Service

The Pyramid trail is a newly adopted 1.2 mile trail that is primarily a north to south downhill direction connector trail. Very few riders ever ride/walk the trail in the south to north direction due to a very steep technical section in the middle of the trail. Much of the Pyramid trail is intermediate rated and could be ridden by an intermediate rider that doesn't mind walking about 200 yards of trail.

For advanced riders there is a steep narrow challenging downhil section of trail unlike any other trail in Sedona. The challenging section has short uneven rocky spots that take confidence to ride without dabbing or crashing. After the steep section the trail has a sharp left turn onto a trail section that use to be called Witch Doctor.

The old Witch Doctor section was adopted without any re-routes to give advanced riders some twisty, up down, off camber slick rock challenge to test their riding skills. There is a small fun 2' drop spot about 10% into the Witch Doctor section that you can take with significant speed. The drop spot comes shortly after a steep climbing section that a number of riders don't clean because of a lack of momentum.

After the short drop the trail climbs and drops though a narrow off camber section of trail where you eventually climb up to an off camber slickrock traverse. Due to the off camber nature of the traverse some riders tend to dab due to the uneven nature of the slickrock.

After passing through the old Witch Doctor section you end up on a fast up and down section of trail though an area that has lots of the Ocotillo plant. Ocotillo only grows in a south facing exposure and the last section of Pyramid is a perfect place for the plant to grow and sometimes catch your jersey.

Hopefully when you reach the Scorpion intersection you will have a smile on your face. From this point you can either ride Scorpion uphill back to the High School or down the Chavez paved rode to the Old Post trailhead. In the old days there use to be a connector single track trail over to the Old Post/Ramshead intersection. This old trail concept is being shown on the Western Gateway Trail proposal as option #15. If you get a chance and let the FS know you think the #15 trail concept (Scorpion to Old Post) would be a great idea.

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More Stats for Pyramid mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -236 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,054 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,587 ft
  • Distance down
    3,907 ft
  • Distance flat
    784 ft
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