2,420 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-114 ft
Descent
00:04:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Canyon of Fools Trail

Canyon of Fools Details

  • Riding area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Can be very muddy during heavy wet periods
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #373
  • Land Manager
    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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Canyon of Fools mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -107 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,451 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,564 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,558 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,451 ft
  • Grade
    -4.437%
  • Grade max
    -13.217%
  • Grade min
    6.216%
  • Distance climb
    190 ft
  • Distance down
    2,043 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:35
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Status:
on Apr 5, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to canyon-of-fools trailhead (34.901510, -111.834560)

Photos

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May 10, 2018 @ 7:05pm
May 10, 2018
Canyon of Fools, My City
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Jan 6, 2018 @ 8:26am
Jan 6, 2018
Canyon of Fools, Yuma
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May 22, 2017 @ 11:25am
May 22, 2017
Canyon of Fools, My City
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May 22, 2017 @ 11:24am
May 22, 2017
Canyon of Fools, My City

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag thilliar (Feb 15, 2015 at 20:05)
 I love this trail, ride it multiple times every time I get a chance.
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  • + 1
flag vRidge (Apr 9, 2015 at 2:52)
 What a Blast!! Wish it was longer.
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  • + 0
flag LMARTINEZ23 (Aug 5, 2017 at 11:05)
 Awesome riding ! Wet and muddy today
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  • + 0
flag Rizkid (May 10, 2018 at 19:06)
 Dream trail. River bottom trails are the best natural terrain hands down. Ride Mescel and circle around for a lap on COF. So good
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