7.4 miles
900 ft
-948 ft
4,645 ft
High Point

Hiline is an absolute must do ride when you visit Sedona. It is an advanced trail and it has some very advanced double black sections in a couple of spots. If you are a determined intermediate rider you need to be prepared to walk a number of sections if you decide to do this ride. Hiline starts with a challenging and technical climb followed by some awesome views of the Verde Valley region, the descent is really fun and offers some great challenges.
Baldwin is a fast trail with flow and few bigger moves (if you are seeking them out). After riding Baldwin the trail breifly parallels Oak Creek if you are in the mood for a mid ride swim Templeton has a short steep hike a bike climb and then is just super scenic and fun. An easyish climb up Hermit takes you back to your starting point. This Templeton trail passes one of the famous Voretex areas of Sedona called Cathedral Rock (you might see people hiking up to see it). The start/finish area also overlooks the Bell Rock Vortex. It is pretty cool to see trees that have grown in a tight spiral in these areas... it is worth checking them out and taking a moment to sit and reflect.

Detailed Description
Hiline, Baldwin, Templeton - Advanced Mountain Bike Route is a highly rated 7 mile popular expert route located near Sedona Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 900 ft with a max elevation of 4,645 ft then descends -948 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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joerobson (May 13, 2021 at 12:45)
 Definitely worth the double black grade, there are some steep rocky chutes and steps on the upper descent of Hiline. I enjoyed the ride just lost s bit of flow around these tricky points, also the climb back from the end of Hiline and up the Templeton switchbacks is hard, definitely a bit of hike a bike unless you're a trails wizard or on an ebike.

Trails in Route

Kaibab797 ft
Slim Shady968 ft
Hiline3 miles
Baldwin2,598 ft
Templeton3 miles
Hermit1,512 ft


  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
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More Stats for Hiline, Baldwin, Templeton - Advanced Mountain Bike Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,977 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,381 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,334 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4 (10 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

May 18, 2022 @ 1:52pm
May 18, 2022
Apr 3, 2022 @ 4:03pm
Apr 3, 2022
Slim Shady
Apr 2, 2022 @ 11:10am
Apr 2, 2022
Such a sick trail. Never ridden in Sedona before but man this was a great ride
Mar 7, 2022 @ 1:41pm
Mar 7, 2022
Mar 6, 2022 @ 6:45am
Mar 6, 2022
Many patches of mud, tires going 1-2” into it.
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