5.7 miles
Distance
617 ft
Climb
-621 ft
Descent
4,698 ft
High Point

Good beginner route for a warm up or welcome to Sedona ride

Detailed Description
Bell Rock Loop is a 6 mile less popular intermediate route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 617 ft with a max elevation of 4,698 ft then descends -621 ft.
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48 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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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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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 8:57)
80% green
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CalebClarke (Mar 14, 2021 at 18:40)
Trail VOC Loop
Contrary to every other comment... I actually really enjoy this trail! Has a more primitive feel to it and it's rare that you see other riders. Best done counter-clockwise in my opinion
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Matthewryan16 (Feb 18, 2021 at 18:54)
Trail VOC Loop
⬆️ Best review ever ⬆️
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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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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 0:13)
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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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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Tonypoer (Jun 18, 2020 at 22:55)
Trail VOC Loop
Here’s how much I hate this trail: I created a Trailforks account just now so I could comment on how much I hate it. Normally I don’t really pay attention to online reviews because I don’t know the people writing them or what their skill level is, etc. I should have listened to everyone talking about this one. It’s awful. It seems to have been “designed” by people who not only have never ridden a bike, but also seem to actively dislike people that do. It’s a horse trail. It’s all sand. And if you get past the sand you get the pleasure of riding over 4 miles of rocks the size of baby heads. Oh, and cactus. And barbed wire. And thorns. It’s the worst trail in Sedona, maybe the whole world. Skip it.
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bigandy8000 (Feb 27, 2020 at 11:40)
Trail VOC Loop
This trail could use a pruning but is overall a solid advanced ride. Definitely not a blue like Big Park Loop. You get a great close view of the massive Rabbit Ears halfway through as well! Don’t expect this to ride like the rest of the curated Sedona trails. This is much more of a backcountry feel with several offshoot trails that sometimes link back in and sometimes take you down to a neighborhood access point.
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mitoids (Nov 28, 2019 at 21:11)
Trail VOC Loop
I rode this trail counter clockwise with my kids (10 and 12)--misled because it showed as blue (not black) on my phone app. Although there are some fun sections, much of it was a slog, and there are some small trails forking off the mapped trail which required back tracking and route finding. Running water is the main cause of all the ruts mentioned in the previous comments. Still enjoyed the ride. How can you not in Sedona? But be prepared.
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mxmader8 (Nov 24, 2019 at 13:59)
Trail VOC Loop
I fell victim too. Horsesh*t trail area (literally).
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KeepsWhatHappens (Oct 29, 2019 at 17:04)
Trail VOC Loop
Don’t bother. This poorly marked Loop is nothing but a suffer fest 70-80% of the way. Would never ride it again. That should tell you something.
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matt-mc1111 (Oct 21, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail VOC Loop
This trail is a waste of time! So overgrown and tight. No flow at all if you can even ride it. On the way down there are so many loose rocks it’s just no fun. Turn around! Don’t bother!!!
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Sequoia911 (Oct 19, 2019 at 18:52)
Trail VOC Loop
Overgrown with cacti and thorny brush, running surface is mostly loose stones and cobbles, not scenic and not well marked. This trail is not worth the effort unless shredding your arms and legs while bobbling through cobbles is your thing.
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pprutsman (Oct 17, 2019 at 23:01)
Trail VOC Loop
Rode this today, and I wish I had read the comments beforehand. Will not be riding this again.
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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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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jun 26, 2019 at 11:17)
Trail VOC Loop
I’m sorry to say but don’t bother with this loop. I rode it clockwise (as the TF direction suggested) and there’s a lot of pushing up to the top. Once at the top the descent is limited fun with loose rocks and baby head boulders. The trail is pretty narrow and overgrown so be prepared to be caught by cactus and scratchy brush!
Views at the start at the best.
Really don’t bother with this trail when there are so many other great trails in and around Sedona.
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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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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 9:43)
Trail VOC Loop
Worst trail in Sedona! Rutted, deep, gravel pit horse trail. No redeeming qualities. Classic eco disaster horse trail. Watch for snakes at thigh height the horse ruts are so deep.
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PiperSadler (Apr 17, 2019 at 15:19)
Trail VOC Loop
More like 70% loose baby head rocks on the uphill and down 30% post holed by horse hooves. Almost nowhere were there “drops”, and I searched.
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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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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 21:00)
Great ride.
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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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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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RideThoseTrails (Mar 31, 2018 at 20:35)
Trail VOC Loop
My opinion- this trail is NOT WORTH THE EFFORT. Views are limited, sections are just a lot of work but not real skill sections and a lot of just grunt work. I agree with the overgrown trails leaving a lots of scratches. There are a lot of more enjoyable trails for your time.
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turbotms (Oct 31, 2017 at 18:23)
Trail VOC Loop
This is a horse trail...it should not be shown as an mtb trail....lots of great riding in the area.. not here... should be pos not voc....
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heckler999 (Sep 7, 2015 at 10:14)
Trail VOC Loop
not marked so need a bit of patience for route finding. lots of gravelly creek bed and some hiking. might be a lot better clockwise, but otherwise there is lots of great mtb to be had.....elsewhere
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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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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 2:33)
Trail VOC Loop
I rode this on 4/2/2015. Most of it was quite overgrown. Wear shin protection unless you love pain and deep scratches. Overall it was pretty fun. The downhill ride from the top, going clockwise was great (chunky and loose at the top).
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  • Altitude change
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  • Altitude min
    4,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,178 ft
  • Altitude end
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  • Distance climb
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  • Distance down
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