9.0 miles
Distance
652 ft
Climb
-655 ft
Descent
4,444 ft
High Point

RATING: aMTB3 - Major Obstacles Exist - Support Rider Needed

This route was made by The UNPavement, an adaptive MTB trail information organization.

Adaptive riders, advanced riders may be able to do this loop solo, but most will most likely need support.

Detailed Description
Bell Rock aMTB3 Loop is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 652 ft with a max elevation of 4,444 ft then descends -655 ft.
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50 Reviews & Comments

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Rich67 (Mar 16, 2022 at 8:45)
Rode this trail clockwise. Fun and flows real well, with a couple nice little tech ups and downs to keep my interest. A good warmup before you hit BRP and some of the other trails in the area.
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Rich67 (Mar 16, 2022 at 8:45)
Rode this trail clockwise. Fun and flows real well, with a couple nice little tech ups and downs to keep my interest. A good warmup before you hit BRP and some of the other trails in the area.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:41)
Nice, flowy, true green trail. Very good for beginners, plenty wide, with few rocks or obstacles, and those can be easily avoided. Heavy use, often by hikers, some with dogs. So be careful, and respectful as you pass. Excellent condition a few days after an early January snowstorm.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:41)
Nice, flowy, true green trail. Very good for beginners, plenty wide, with few rocks or obstacles, and those can be easily avoided. Heavy use, often by hikers, some with dogs. So be careful, and respectful as you pass. Excellent condition a few days after an early January snowstorm.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:41)
Nice, flowy, true green trail. Very good for beginners, plenty wide, with few rocks or obstacles, and those can be easily avoided. Heavy use, often by hikers, some with dogs. So be careful, and respectful as you pass. Excellent condition a few days after an early January snowstorm.
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Rider51 (Jan 3, 2022 at 21:38)
Excellent, moderately technical single track with good flow. Best ridden north to south, as indicated. While it could be ridden the other direction, it would test one's grit, skill, and patience in some sections. Trail in good shape this time of year, a couple days after a snowstorm, with only small bits of mud.
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AJLawson62 (Nov 3, 2021 at 8:57)
80% green
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AJLawson62 (Nov 3, 2021 at 8:57)
80% green
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AJLawson62 (Nov 3, 2021 at 8:55)
Trail Llama
funnest techy
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Ampfrog (Oct 23, 2021 at 23:21)
Trail Little Horse
Rode from Llama to Chicken Pt and back down to the bottom. Uphill was not bad at all, as long as you can roll up the occasional 1-2 ft high step (other than the mega-step/chute at the east end... you'll know it when you see it!), the rest of the gardens had pretty obvious lines to follow; a lot of "blue" trails have gnarlier/more exhausting climbs. Definitely lots of hikers along the way to say hi to, views at the top are worth the climb. And of course the ride down was a blast!
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elnino32 (Mar 7, 2021 at 8:38)
Trail Little Horse
Fun wide singletrack trail with a few very short (10-30 yard) hike a bike sections for me (intermediate/advanced rider). Lots of hikers (expected on nearly all Sedona area trails).
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madmax237 (Dec 29, 2020 at 7:58)
Trail Little Horse
One of the best downhills I rode in Sedona, lots of fun rock gardens with some faster sections mixed in. One very steep chute near the top that felt like more than single black to spice it up.
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wildmeff (Oct 24, 2020 at 17:04)
This trail was a super fun, flowy, mostly descent from north to south (as marked ) and a great end to a Shady Llama loop. Really surprised at how fun it was
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wildmeff (Oct 24, 2020 at 17:04)
This trail was a super fun, flowy, mostly descent from north to south (as marked ) and a great end to a Shady Llama loop. Really surprised at how fun it was
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quickdraw6906 (Sep 21, 2020 at 0:19)
Great both directions. A couple short steeps that require finesse but are totally doable. For sure skip the crowds on the pathway either direction, unless heading north and you're blown.
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quickdraw6906 (Sep 21, 2020 at 0:13)
This is a great flowy trail with some sections of gnar to keep it spicy. Three sections are must do. Here are the tips will really amp the fun and make the loops here worth biking over from the end of Slim Shady for: 1) Go clockwise, but with a twist. If starting from Bell Rock parking lot, either endure the crowds up Bell Rock pathway, or take the first right out of the lot then quick left to climb up what is known on Strava as Jump Slide. This is a MUST DO section from North to South. My prefered route is to warm up on the pathway and flow into Jump Slide. Jump Slide is big chain ring killer flow! Super sweet flyway (simple to ride around) near the end where you can launch a 15 footer with great landing.; 2) After Jump slide, go counter clockwise (hike a bike up 50 feet of gnar you'll blast back on later) to the middle of the three North-South lines, called ...wait for it...Middle Trail. Turn right at the end and do the rest of the Big Park Loop clockwise, which will involve some serious fast flow from 2:30 to 7:00 on the clock dial (southeast segment heading west); 3) DON'T SKIP THE OUT AND BACK TO THE BOUNDARY! Nobody does the 1 mile out and back to the wilderness boundary. This is a BIG mistake. Some stairs only ridable up by experts, you can clean 95% of the short climb, get entreated to a neat view of the Rabbit Ears formation, see a cool little canyon from above, then bomb back on some seriously fun black diamond track. Nothing severe. Just very worth the pedal up!
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quickdraw6906 (Sep 21, 2020 at 0:13)
This is a great flowy trail with some sections of gnar to keep it spicy. Three sections are must do. Here are the tips will really amp the fun and make the loops here worth biking over from the end of Slim Shady for: 1) Go clockwise, but with a twist. If starting from Bell Rock parking lot, either endure the crowds up Bell Rock pathway, or take the first right out of the lot then quick left to climb up what is known on Strava as Jump Slide. This is a MUST DO section from North to South. My prefered route is to warm up on the pathway and flow into Jump Slide. Jump Slide is big chain ring killer flow! Super sweet flyway (simple to ride around) near the end where you can launch a 15 footer with great landing.; 2) After Jump slide, go counter clockwise (hike a bike up 50 feet of gnar you'll blast back on later) to the middle of the three North-South lines, called ...wait for it...Middle Trail. Turn right at the end and do the rest of the Big Park Loop clockwise, which will involve some serious fast flow from 2:30 to 7:00 on the clock dial (southeast segment heading west); 3) DON'T SKIP THE OUT AND BACK TO THE BOUNDARY! Nobody does the 1 mile out and back to the wilderness boundary. This is a BIG mistake. Some stairs only ridable up by experts, you can clean 95% of the short climb, get entreated to a neat view of the Rabbit Ears formation, see a cool little canyon from above, then bomb back on some seriously fun black diamond track. Nothing severe. Just very worth the pedal up!
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ajdengineer (Aug 1, 2020 at 10:10)
Trail Little Horse
Mvcdccc CB
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Jaimelynn44 (May 25, 2020 at 14:32)
I would rename this hike a bike bypass. Depends on which way you are taking it.
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ArizonaAdrenaline (May 21, 2020 at 15:14)
Trail Llama
I personally loved this trail, definitely on the upper end of challenging. The rock slabs are really fun and while technical, the rock features are awesome too.
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jrcook (Nov 16, 2019 at 9:23)
Trail Little Horse
jfg,
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 16, 2019 at 7:48)
Trail Llama
Llama is my favorite easy/intermediate trail in Sedona. Most of it is fast pedal, but there are a couple of sections that may take you by surprise. It's best ridden counterclockwise (green to red). I wrote up a blog post about the 8 best trails in Sedona (in my opinion) and Llama is one of them twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-eight-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-sedona-arizona
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 16, 2019 at 7:32)
Trail Little Horse
Little Horse is a great descent from Broken Arrow and Chicken Point if you don't want to do the Hogs (which are super fun as well). It's pretty mellow with one semi-technical chute. Connect it into Llama for a pedaly end to the ride. I wrote up a blog post about the 8 best trails in Sedona (in my opinion) and Little Horse is one of them twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-eight-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-sedona-arizona
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WeFambiken (Aug 15, 2019 at 20:04)
This trail was great for my 10 & 8 year old kids. It’s wide, with few technical areas but a little uphill and down hill with a few built in jumps and a great place for training future trail slayers. August if his year it’s hot but empty and fun.
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WeFambiken (Aug 15, 2019 at 20:04)
This trail was great for my 10 & 8 year old kids. It’s wide, with few technical areas but a little uphill and down hill with a few built in jumps and a great place for training future trail slayers. August if his year it’s hot but empty and fun.
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WeFambiken (Aug 15, 2019 at 20:04)
This trail was great for my 10 & 8 year old kids. It’s wide, with few technical areas but a little uphill and down hill with a few built in jumps and a great place for training future trail slayers. August if his year it’s hot but empty and fun.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:57)
Trail Llama
Fun lil trail with classic rock features mixed w red dirt trails
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:47)
Yawn. Agree is trail for kids and popular for walkers since easy accesss from car lot. Not a Sedona experience.
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ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:47)
Yawn. Agree is trail for kids and popular for walkers since easy accesss from car lot. Not a Sedona experience.
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bensgig (Mar 27, 2019 at 7:06)
Trail Little Horse
This is the fun part of the trail. After you have done broken arrow. Now you are descending. The way they show it is not the way to do it. Do it the opposite and you will be going downhill which will be fun. Flowy with little text features that are awesome. Connect it to llama. And keep going
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:25)
This is the only true trail for beginners in Sedona.
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:25)
This is the only true trail for beginners in Sedona.
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:25)
This is the only true trail for beginners in Sedona.
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:16)
Trail Middle
Straightforward trail. Loop more fun.
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otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2019 at 15:13)
Trail Llama
Fun trail. More challenging than other blue trails in bell rock area.
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thaicalder (Jan 19, 2019 at 21:00)
Great ride.
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thaicalder (Jan 19, 2019 at 21:00)
Great ride.
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thaicalder (Jan 19, 2019 at 20:59)
Great ride
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LifeFromTheLoam (Jan 14, 2019 at 19:00)
Trail Little Horse
I’m a visitor and coming to Sedona I heard very little about this trail. I’m glad I stumbled into it because I had a lot of fun on it!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:05)
Took this from Bell Rock Singletrack Bypass to the parking lot. In that direction it is a VERY fast double track trail with quite a bit of foot traffic as well. You can sort of pre-hop some of the ditches in the doubletrack and get some air. Smallest gear on this one! Highly recommend this!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:05)
Took this from Bell Rock Singletrack Bypass to the parking lot. In that direction it is a VERY fast double track trail with quite a bit of foot traffic as well. You can sort of pre-hop some of the ditches in the doubletrack and get some air. Smallest gear on this one! Highly recommend this!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:05)
Took this from Bell Rock Singletrack Bypass to the parking lot. In that direction it is a VERY fast double track trail with quite a bit of foot traffic as well. You can sort of pre-hop some of the ditches in the doubletrack and get some air. Smallest gear on this one! Highly recommend this!
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 15:58)
Very fun technical and flowy trail with no huge jumps and a few tight switchbacks. Great follow-up to Phone. Recommended!
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:27)
I call this the Bell Rock Freeway, as it's super wide and one of the busiest trails in Sedona. It is a good warm up connector for me as it's a long ascent without any technical terrain once you get past Bell Rock, turn right onto Llama and Little Horse for a lot of fun!
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:27)
I call this the Bell Rock Freeway, as it's super wide and one of the busiest trails in Sedona. It is a good warm up connector for me as it's a long ascent without any technical terrain once you get past Bell Rock, turn right onto Llama and Little Horse for a lot of fun!
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asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:27)
I call this the Bell Rock Freeway, as it's super wide and one of the busiest trails in Sedona. It is a good warm up connector for me as it's a long ascent without any technical terrain once you get past Bell Rock, turn right onto Llama and Little Horse for a lot of fun!
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Vaurobghan (Apr 8, 2018 at 7:08)
Trail Llama
One of my favorite trails. Better riding towards Little Horse From Bell Rock
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tararidesbikes (Mar 4, 2018 at 15:31)
Trail Llama
South end very fun
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vRidge (Apr 9, 2015 at 2:39)
Rode this trail with the kids ages 13, 10, and 7. Rode it clockwise and then rode up Bell rock to Llama, Baby Bell Option, Phone, Half of Bell Singletrack, then back on Bell Rock. About 7 miles total.

This is a great trail for the kids and also kept me entertained. There was some challenge for them but they handled it great and had a blast. If you are looking for a fairly easy ride for beginners this would be a good option.
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vRidge (Apr 9, 2015 at 2:39)
Rode this trail with the kids ages 13, 10, and 7. Rode it clockwise and then rode up Bell rock to Llama, Baby Bell Option, Phone, Half of Bell Singletrack, then back on Bell Rock. About 7 miles total.

This is a great trail for the kids and also kept me entertained. There was some challenge for them but they handled it great and had a blast. If you are looking for a fairly easy ride for beginners this would be a good option.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    15
More Stats for Bell Rock aMTB3 Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,178 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,177 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    21%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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