2.0 miles
Distance
234 ft
Climb
-463 ft
Descent
00:23:24
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Grand Central Trail

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    Land Manager

Grand Central Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Adobe Jack
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16528 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking

Beginner 20%, intermediate 50 % and advanced 30%, 2.3 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack The trai is very diverse in its character. It has several long climbs and descents in the north section and in the middle it rides through a large gravel wash section with optional sections on single track for those riders who don't like wash riding that Sedona is famous for. In the southern section it has less climbing and is in and out of the wash more than what you experience in the middle.

If you wanted to ride the middle of Soldier Wash in the most downhill direction from the Sinkhole you would not ride Grand Central the whole way. You would ride Jordan to Ant Hill (clockwise) to Grand Central to Hwy. 89 A.

Section of Grand Central can be used to make a number of fun loops in the Soldier Wash area.

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More Stats for Grand Central mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -229 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,264 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,663 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,264 ft
  • Grade
    -2.16%
  • Grade max
    -22.871%
  • Grade min
    19.885%
  • Distance climb
    2,653 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,004 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:12
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Grand Central Trail Reports

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      Apr 19, 2021 @ 10:30am
      Apr 19, 2021
      In amazing condition.
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 9:27am
      Mar 21, 2021
      Feb 6, 2021 @ 8:31pm
      Feb 6, 2021
      Perfect. Not too dry. But not too muddy. Trail section braided (multiple alt lines)
      Jan 22, 2021 @ 9:22am
      Jan 22, 2021
      I rode it in the morning of 1/22/2021. There was a light rain but no mud yet. The rocks were wet and a little slippery. Since it has continued to...
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:54pm
      Nov 24, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 348 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 992 rides
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      Photos

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      34 |
      Dec 31, 2020 @ 8:34pm
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      Mar 29, 2018 @ 7:47am
      Mar 29, 2018
      447 |
      May 19, 2016 @ 9:49am
      May 19, 2016

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      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Central Sedona Rip - Adobe Jack, Jordan, Javelina, Grand Central (Ant Hill)
      8 miles
      ADBJK 2
      4 miles
      ADBJK 1
      5 miles
      ADBJK 3
      5 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mrettmer (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:42)
       Trail is perfect condition. Dry and hard packed.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      twowheeledwanderer (Jan 5, 2020 at 9:39)
       The top of Grand Central has one of the best views for the relatively tame climb. And one of the best descents in central Sedona! If you're only doing one climb, I'd choose Grand Central over Javelina. I included GC in my 10 best trails in Sedona roundup! twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-trails-in-sedona
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      wmshafer (Feb 29, 2020 at 21:09)
       Sweet trail!!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      JosephnFxURY (Dec 31, 2020 at 20:32)
       End of the year 2020 ride. Started at 8am on a Thursday. Only rider on the trail and only had a few hikers at the Devils Kitchen Sinkhole.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      SlideReady (Jan 12, 2021 at 8:28)
       Super fun flow trail with enough rocks to keep it interesting. This is my favorite trail in the Adobe Jack area, and the climb is very easy for the descent you get.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      gnarflow13 (Jan 19, 2021 at 11:03)
       Such a cool trail! Not as good as Javelina, but still incredibly shreddy and really fast. Some really fun tech, and a short climb at the very beginning of the trail to the top of the Ant Hill. So fun!
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      Videos

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