8.3 miles
Distance
919 ft
Climb
-922 ft
Descent
4,650 ft
High Point

The trails in the middle of Sedona are fantastic and a must ride while you are in town. This route is an awesome two lap loop of some of the best trails in this area. These trails range in difficulty between blue and black. The climb up Adobe Jack is very good and with the exception of a couple of sections is quite easy. Once you get to the top make sure you check out the sinkhole After riding Jordan you will descend Javelina which is a super fun descent. Climb back via Coyote and Adobe Jack and do the extra climb up Ant Hill on Grand Central. Once you get to the bottom of Grand Central you can either climb back up to your car on Crusty or you can simply climb back up on the paved road.

Detailed Description
Central Sedona Rip - Adobe Jack, Jordan, Javelina, Grand Central (Ant Hill) is a highly rated 8 mile popular expert route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 919 ft with a max elevation of 4,650 ft then descends -922 ft.
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23 Reviews & Comments

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SoyalOvi (Nov 23, 2021 at 11:25)
Trail Javelina
I've ridden this only in the downhill (north to south) direction. What a gas! A fast trail with tight turns and rock drops with occasional short ups.
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Ampfrog (Nov 14, 2021 at 19:52)
Trail Javelina
Agree, definitely ride downhill. I love long steep climbs, but no one flying down this is going to yield the way, because it's probably one of the few downhill type trails in the area. On that note, definitely not the best for scenery or slickrock or other Sedona highlights (for example, only trail I've ridden with powerlines next to the trail most of the way). Good for flying down if a local or renting a bike, probably not best use of time if just visiting and want full value.
PS Watch for that one sharp left turn on soft red dirt, very easy to fly off the trail.
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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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gnarflow13 (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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gnarflow13 (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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gnarflow13 (Jan 19, 2021 at 11:02)
Trail Javelina
So bloody fun! Please ride DH, you don't want to encounter a good downhiller while going up this trail, you'll collide for sure. Such a shreddy trail going down though, with tons of fun tech!
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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 8:29)
Trail Javelina
Fun trail but slightly more pedaly than its neighbor Grand Central. Worth checking out.
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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 (Aug 31, 2020 at 16:00)
Trail Coyote
This trail is actually a blast coming downhill from Adobe Jack to Grand Central. Going up is a chill climb so either way great trail. Check out my edit of it on YouTube 'Coyote, Sedona, AZ'
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SikeMo (Jun 10, 2020 at 12:42)
Trail Javelina
I'll mirror the other comments. This is a properly built trail with good flow, some really fast sections, and a bit of tech here and there. Top 5 in Sedona for me.
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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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bensgig (Mar 27, 2019 at 12:11)
Trail Javelina
Pretty good trail? This is likely the most fun trail in Sedona. North to south. Flow. Nothing but good times on this one!!!
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mrettmer (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:42)
Trail is perfect condition. Dry and hard packed.
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FlatlandDH (Feb 28, 2019 at 17:43)
Trail Javelina
Fast & flowy!! Few wet spots in the lower switchbacks. Should be prime for Trail fest this weekend... Ride it & enjoy!!
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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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szed3 (Jan 4, 2019 at 21:10)
Trail Javelina
Super fun flowy rip going down. Fast, loose and skinny. No real notable challenges/obstacles other than the loose corners, more of a blue trail and def underrated IMHO.
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:36)
Trail Javelina
Puts you right at the exit of Grand Central. If you want to get on AZ 89A, then there is a trail that leads up to the right(stick to the right coming out of Javelina OR Grand CentralWink ) of a dried out creek bed(uphill). Take that and you will arrive at your destination, AZ 89 A.
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slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:30)
Trail Javelina
I really enjoyed this trail going down. Tons of fun as you hit some of the bermed switchbacks on loose rocks. Fast and flowy with some tech. Honestly, one of our favorite trails. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AS A DOWNHILL TRAIL.
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Tanman34 (Feb 17, 2018 at 6:24)
Trail Javelina
Pretty good trail with easy hotel access. Best ridden downhill tho it does make a challenging climb. Either way it is a good connection trail
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Trails in Route

Javelina1 mile
Coyote1,371 ft
Adobe Jack1 mile
Grand Central2 miles
Crusty5,003 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    313
More Stats for Central Sedona Rip - Adobe Jack, Jordan, Javelina, Grand Central (Ant Hill) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,253 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,365 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,364 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -31.8%
  • Grade min
    38.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (8 votes)
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