2,427 ft
Distance
98 ft
Climb
00:08:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Canyon of Fools Trail

Canyon of Fools Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • 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
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #2651
  • 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
    98 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,461 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,559 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,461 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,559 ft
  • Grade
    4.057%
  • Grade max
    -0.069%
  • Grade min
    10.715%
  • Distance climb
    2,202 ft
  • Distance flat
    225 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:30
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Status:
on Sep 11, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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Canyon of Fools Trail Reports

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Sep 11, 2017 @ 2:09pm
Sep 11, 2017
Aug 29, 2017 @ 12:11pm
Aug 29, 2017
Rains causing more chunk. Some lines are gone.
Aug 6, 2017 @ 2:02pm
Aug 6, 2017
Heavy rains have really rutted the back half up something good, lots of loose thick chunk too
Jul 29, 2017 @ 7:50pm
Jul 29, 2017
Caught in the rain, most likely variable now
Jul 9, 2017 @ 3:34pm
Jul 9, 2017
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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
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Dec 10, 2016 @ 10:28pm
Dec 10, 2016
Canyon of Fools, My City
168 |
Nov 24, 2015 @ 6:03am
Nov 24, 2015
Canyon of Fools, Sedona

3 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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