5 miles
Distance
703 ft
Climb
-779 ft
Descent
00:49:08
Avg time
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Chuck Wagon Details

  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #670 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Beginner 10%, intermediate 50% and advanced 40%, 5.29 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack that is twisty, buffed and up and down trail with some technical climbing sections you may need to walk. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with rocks and several lengthy sections of slickrock. There is no preferred direction and the trail is a great connector for several other fun loops. Pretty generic by Sedona standards.

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More Stats for Chuck Wagon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -76 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,494 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,685 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,592 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,517 ft
  • Grade
    -0.27%
  • Grade max
    -30.569%
  • Grade min
    20.174%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,442 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:55:59
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Status:
on Mar 16, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Chuck Wagon Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Mar 16, 2018 @ 5:24pm
      Mar 16, 2018
      A couple of muddy spots, but in general trail is sweet, no dust at all
      Mar 11, 2018 @ 4:20pm
      Mar 11, 2018
      Jan 6, 2018 @ 8:49am
      Jan 6, 2018
      Dec 10, 2017 @ 1:04pm
      Dec 10, 2017
      Dec 5, 2017 @ 9:54am
      Dec 5, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 99 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 865 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      Chuck Wagon, Sedona
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      Nov 8, 2018 @ 8:18am
      Nov 8, 2018
      Chuck Wagon, My City
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 8:44am
      Oct 24, 2018
      Chuck Wagon, My City
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      Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:31am
      Feb 13, 2018
      Chuck Wagon, Sedona

      Trail Lists

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag redpoint (Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13)
       Isn't the east/west section at the far north side called Gunslinger?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Nov 7, 2016 at 7:32)
       Not any more. I think when the FS adopted these trails into the system a few years ago, they merged the two trails into one and called the whole thing "Chuckwagon".
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag GTABurnout (May 31, 2015 at 13:37)
       Not sure how this trail got a Black Diamond rating. Its basically funn single track with the occasional rock garden.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Oct 27, 2016 at 9:37)
       Agreed. To be sure it's not an easy trail (plenty of little challenges), but I'd call it intermediate, especially for Sedona. It's the first trail I ride when I go there - good, fun warmup for the rest of what Sedona has to offer.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtbSince84 (Oct 27, 2016 at 9:44)
       Hoo boy, it does seem that overall the Sedona trails are over-rated in terms of difficulty. Almost all are given a single-black rating. Bit of a distortion, IMO, and might turn people off. Sure, a trail like Llama might be single black if you want to clean every foot of it. But an intermediate rider will be able to ride and enjoy most of it, and more importantly won't be freaked out be any of it. Compare that to Highline, which is a seriously difficult trail, with quite a bit of exposure and risk if you want to ride it all. Seems wrong for those two trails to have the same rating.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag asspadtycoon (Apr 19, 2018 at 14:56)
       MtbSince84, the Hiline is double black and the Llama is blue (I'm pretty sure).
      [Reply]

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