2,497 ft
Distance
-95 ft
Descent
00:04:24
Avg time
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Canyon of Fools Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Can be very muddy during heavy wet periods
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #534 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11877 in Trail Running
    • #5518 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Forest Service

Beginner 10%, intermediate 60 % and advanced 30%, 1.2 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional, but mainly ridden north to south. The north end of the trail starts off of the lower Mescal trail. The upper end of the trail rides several hundred yards on a singletrack before ending a a narrow eroded wash that has wall ride sections for higher skilled riders to rail on.

After the upper wall ride section ends you once again ride on a singletrack to the lower Canyon of Fools section. The lower section is basically a very eroded wash with ten foot high walls that are suitable for wall rides enjoyed by advanced skilled riders. Lesser skilled riders could have issues with some of the features since they are natural in character and if not ridden properly could end up in a crash that may cause injury. The preferred direction is northeast to southwest and the trail is a great connector for several other fun loops.

Access Info

Access off of Mescal to the north and Boynton Canyon road to the south. The middle can be accessed from the West end of the Yucca trail.

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More Stats for Canyon of Fools multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -95 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,464 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,559 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,559 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,465 ft
  • Grade
    -3.8%
  • Grade max
    -17%
  • Distance down
    2,303 ft
  • Distance flat
    190 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:37
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on Apr 17, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 705 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,685 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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      May 10, 2018 @ 7:05pm
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      Nov 24, 2015 @ 6:03am
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      Jun 30, 2020 @ 10:50pm
      Jun 30, 2020
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      Jun 6, 2020 @ 11:07pm
      Jun 6, 2020

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