11.1 miles
1,138 ft
-1,139 ft
4,650 ft
High Point

Adobe Jack/Soldier Wash is a unique trail system that typically takes a couple laps to get a good feel for the area. This area has amazing views from Ant Hill, but you are largely in tree cover during this route. This route is a good option for hot or windy days, due to the tree cover. Tea Cup/Thunder Mountain/Andante Lollipop make a good add-on to this route, if you are looking for more slow tech and more miles.

This route starts you at the Burger King Connector Trail. There is parking at the start of this trail off of Brewer Road just Southwest of the 89A/Brewer Road round-a-bout.

Take the Burger King Conn trail to Crusty. This takes you under 89A via a rocky, challenging trail that also takes you through a drainage. When you hit Grand Central, stay right past Crusty and past Coyote and you will be largely going uphill in and out of a wash. When you reach Manzanita, turn Left. Manzanita will connect you to Adobe Jack. Turn Right on Adobe Jack. Take Adobe Jack ~1 mile to Grand Central, and stay Left on Grand Central to Jordan. Stay on Jordan past Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole and in ~.1mile you'll see a fire road on your Left, Soldier Pass Connector. Jump on this connector to get to Soldier Pass fire road and take a Right. Take this fire road a little less than a mile until it connects with Soldier Pass singletrack, take a Right. This singletrack is also a little less than a mile. It will take you by Seven Sacred Pools and Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole again. This singletrack has several technical moves and can be a little challenging to follow, just look for the signs for Soldier Pass. Also, this singletrack is popular with hikers, so watch your speed. You'll reconnect with Jordan at Devil's Kitchen Sinkhole and stay Left to stay on Jordan and stay left on Jordan at Grand Central. You'll be taking Jordan to Javelina. You'll also be staying Left at Ant Hill. This section of Jordan also has some tricky, technical moves, and it's about 1.25 miles. It's primarily uphill to Ant Hill, then a quick down and up to get to Javelina. Take a Right at Javelina, and you'll be on it for ~ 1 mile, going past Power Line Plunge and Manzanita until you reach Crusty again. This is a fun, challenging descent with a few quick, tricky ups. When you hit Crusty, take a Right and stay on Crusty until you reach Adobe Jack, ~ .75 mile, you'll stay Left on Crusty at Grand Central on this lap. You'll be on a gradual climb on Crusty in and out of a wash, which has some rocky sections. When you get to Adobe Jack, take a Right. You will be primarily climbing for ~2 miles up to Grand Central again. Stay on Adobe Jack when you hit Coyote, Power Line Plunge and Manzanita by staying Left. Adobe Jack is not overly technical, but it has some steep punchy climbs up to Grand Central. When you connect with Grand Central, turn Right. This is a classic Sedona descent; however, you'll be doing a steep~.5 mile climb up to the top of Ant Hill to start your descent. When you are at the top of Ant Hill, you will not only be rewarded with the descent but also some of the best views in Sedona. When you're done snapping your photos, head down Grand Central all the way to Crusty. You'll go by Shorty, Power Line Plunge, Manzanita and Coyote, but just stay on Grand Central and enjoy the ride. When you hit Crusty, take a Left to reconnect with Burger King Connector and where you parked.

There are many, many options of doing more loops at Soldier Wash with the connectors - Manzanita, Coyote and Power Line Plunge, if you want more miles.

Enjoy the tree cover and the views that Soldier Wash provides

Detailed Description
VVCC - Intermediate Soldier Wash Loops is a 11 mile 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 13 trails. This route climbs 1,138 ft with a max elevation of 4,650 ft then descends -1,139 ft.
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Dec 1, 2023 @ 11:48am
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Soldier Pass
Dec 1, 2023 @ 11:48am
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