3 miles
Distance
573 ft
Climb
-567 ft
Descent
00:44:16
Avg time
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Airport Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #47581 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Intermediate 50%, advanced 40% and expert 10%, 3.2 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack with a lot of technical rocky sections with exposure to spiny vegetation. The trail tread is mostly in packed dirt with river rock impeding the flow at times. I prefer to ride the trail in the counter clockwise direction and the trail is a connector for several other fun rides.

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More Stats for Airport Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,481 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,742 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,600 ft
  • Grade
    0.037%
  • Grade max
    -18.031%
  • Grade min
    20.356%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    604 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:17
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Status:
on Feb 26, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 1.75 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Airport Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 26, 2019 @ 1:51pm
      Feb 26, 2019
      reporter
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:44am
      Apr 12, 2018
      We actually hiked this. I can't imagine why you would want to cycle it- too many walkers, short, big cobbles, etc. Lots of much better rides...
      Mar 5, 2017 @ 3:26pm
      Mar 5, 2017
      "My least favorite mtn bike trail in Sedona" ~ Sedona local hikers we met on the way up I agree with them.
      May 10, 2015 @ 10:23am
      May 10, 2015
      Mar 24, 2015 @ 9:32pm
      Mar 24, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 55 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Sedona: Triple H
      30 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag I8blackdog (May 20, 2017 at 8:50)
       Who ever rated this a black should get punched in the throat. I love techy stuff but this trail is very difficult. Embedded with baby head and bigger rock for hike a bike fun. I did ride in a clockwise direction which is consideredably more difficult. My opinion is it's a red or double red.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag PGRTB (Dec 5, 2017 at 6:04)
       I agree with the other comment. The description and rating of the Loop is very misleading and inaccurate. Most of the trail barely qualifies to be called a bike trail at all with only about 30% of the loop really rideable even by an advanced rider.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Toddzirra (Mar 18, 2018 at 18:30)
       This is not only the worst trail I’ve ridden in Sedona, it’s the worst trail I’ve ever ridden anywhere. I am able to ride most black trails and was only able to ride about 30% of this between the boulder fields and exposure.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag grovej (Mar 21, 2018 at 9:17)
       The North side that connects Airport road to Bandit trail is rideable. I agree with the other comments above for the rest of the trail. The North side also leads you to Sunset trail (not mapped yet) which leads you down to Sunset road or there's a place where you can pop out directly onto Sunset road from Bandit trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag SimonBos (May 22, 2018 at 13:28)
       I've lived in Sedona for over 30 years and K owned this area completely. This trail is tough, but once you get the hang of it it actually becomes quite fun. Counter clockwise is the easier way, but both directions are cleanable. The bulk of the trail is very slow speed with embedded boulders, which for most people is a different feel. Arguably the most bang for the buck you'll find in 3 miles. I did it yesterday with 3 dabs, counterclockwise.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag tck916 (Apr 2, 2019 at 9:42)
       100% agree with Toddzirra. This should be hikers only, and with all the other riding options nearby, why would you want to even attempt this horrendous trail...and the guy who said he rode it couterclockwise with three dabs is trolling you, that is not humanly possible, especially with the number of hikers you are likely to encounter
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