10.8 miles
Distance
1,218 ft
Climb
-1,220 ft
Descent
4,807 ft
High Point

A bit longer of a lollipop loop, this ride is perfect for more advanced riders. Starting from the Adobe Jack Trailhead, located on the north side of Hwy 89A, climb Adobe Jack to the Devil's Kitchen Sink Hole. Take Jordan West towards Soldiers Pass Rd. and head up Teacup towards Thunder Mountain. Teacup starts off mellow but will challenge you on technical, rock armored traverses and some chunky uphill. When you reach the intersection of Thunder Mountain and Andante, you have the option to do this loop either direction. Thunder Mountain Trail will continue this trend with more rock armoring and amazing views as you head West along Thunder Mountain. Loop back towards Teacup via Andante and head back towards Jordan. Teacup is a fast and fun descent, just watch for traffic Hit Jordan and take it to the Ant Hill intersection. Take a right on Anthill towards the Grand Central switchbacks and climb to the top of the Ant Hill. Drop in off the top and descend some rowdy downhill to Crusty. Climb Crusty back to the Trailhead. This ride will take a Sedona local 2 to 2.5 hours. If you're new to desert riding, be prepared to be out for 3 hours with plenty of water and nutrition. You can cut this route short by cutting out Thunder Mountain and Andante.

Detailed Description
ADBJK 4 is a 11 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike primary route. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 1,218 ft with a max elevation of 4,807 ft then descends -1,220 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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Ceasarmm (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:21)
Trail Adobe Jack
Rode Adobe from the parking lot straight to Soldier pass intersection. The beginning of the trail has some technical climbs and drops that might required a little push. After a quarter mile, trail gets flowy and fun. Along the way you have some impressive views, make sure you stop for that memory pic. Soldier pass is the destination
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MattLane1 (Apr 20, 2021 at 8:21)
Trail Teacup
Definitely agree this one leans more towards the black diamond side. There are some janky tech sections most people will be walking, as well as a gnarly hill or two. That being said, it is an amazing and unique trail, I personally loved it.
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brahhh (Jan 19, 2021 at 11:05)
Trail Adobe Jack
This is an incredibly fun and easy climb for what you get going down Grand Central or Javelina. If you can put down some watts, you can go 15 mph+ on the last portion of the climb! Also, the flow and short techy bits would make a spectacular DH in itself. Woooohoooo.
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brahhh (Jan 19, 2021 at 11:03)
Such a cool trail! Not as good as Javelina, but still incredibly shreddy and really fast. Some really fun tech, and a short climb at the very beginning of the trail to the top of the Ant Hill. So fun!
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SlideReady (Jan 12, 2021 at 8:30)
Trail Adobe Jack
Great climbing trail. Barely feels like a climb and has just enough flow and tech.
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SlideReady (Jan 12, 2021 at 8:28)
Super fun flow trail with enough rocks to keep it interesting. This is my favorite trail in the Adobe Jack area, and the climb is very easy for the descent you get.
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JosephnFxURY (Dec 31, 2020 at 20:32)
End of the year 2020 ride. Started at 8am on a Thursday. Only rider on the trail and only had a few hikers at the Devils Kitchen Sinkhole.
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DrewZiraldo (Jun 15, 2020 at 16:46)
Trail Teacup
I agree that this trail should be rated as a single Black diamond. Both ways it has sections intermediate riders will not clear and even some advanced riders. Still a good trail though! Views are incredible.
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blakeherrmann (Mar 4, 2020 at 9:19)
Trail Adobe Jack
Have rode a few times now and this trail has good uphill flow(South to North). Great way to get back up to the downhill oriented(North to South) Grand Central, Jevelina etc.
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wmshafer (Feb 29, 2020 at 21:09)
Sweet trail!!!!
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twowheeledwanderer (Jan 5, 2020 at 9:39)
The top of Grand Central has one of the best views for the relatively tame climb. And one of the best descents in central Sedona! If you're only doing one climb, I'd choose Grand Central over Javelina. I included GC in my 10 best trails in Sedona roundup! twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-trails-in-sedona
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BasedGawd (May 27, 2019 at 7:58)
Trail Teacup
Idk about the current rating... I'd say 10% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced and 5% expert. While there are sections a more novice rider will enjoy, there is a long rocky tech section in the middle that is absolutely advanced at in a few spots, truly expert lines.

Nearby advanced rated Javelina/Jordan/Grand Central are all significantly easier and more enjoyable for an "intermediate" rider.
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mrettmer (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:42)
Trail is perfect condition. Dry and hard packed.
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szed3 (Jan 4, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Adobe Jack
Rode it from red to green after going from Devil's Kitchen >> Jordan >> Javelina and was pleasantly surprised by the speed and flow in this direction. I was expecting to "climb" back up to Soldier's Pass but it's one of those trails where you don't really feel the elevation gain because it's up and down with good flow the whole way. Definitely intermediate and definitely a fun rip in either direction.
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jeffm510 (Dec 2, 2018 at 14:50)
Trail Andante
All day GREEN
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:14)
Trail Teacup
Totally agree with @ Tanman34! We took this from the parking lot at Little Elf to Jeep Road(in other words red marker to green marker on the Trailforks map). Very nice sort of techy uphill climb with some rewarding descents. Especially near the end there is a very nice fast and flowy descent. If you are planning on going to the Devil's Sinkhole, Soldiers Pass, Grand Central, Jordan Tr, or anywhere else in that general direction, then you have to turn left coming out of Teacup and go up Jeep Road till you see trail signs pointing you in the direction you want to go.
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Tanman34 (Feb 20, 2018 at 6:47)
Trail Teacup
Beautiful trail! One of my favorites in Sedona. First mile or so is a smooth steady climb through the woods with swooping corners. The second half is typical Sedona tech
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  • Altitude min
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Teacup
Jan 29, 2023 @ 7:17am
Jan 29, 2023
Several sections of the trail are muddy enough to leave tracks and with the storm coming in the next few days it's probably best to stay off this one until it dries out a bit. The climb up from the south only has a couple of wet spots but don't bother decending through the trees.
Grand Central
Jan 7, 2023 @ 6:26pm
Jan 7, 2023
Thunder Mountain
Oct 3, 2022 @ 11:49pm
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Crusty
Oct 3, 2022 @ 11:49pm
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Andante
Oct 3, 2022 @ 11:49pm
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