3.2 miles
807 ft
-1,286 ft
Avg time
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Hangover Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Schnebly Hill
    Sedona, Arizona
  • AKA
    Hang Over
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1191 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3569 in Trail Running
    • #990 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Intermediate 20% and advanced 70% and expert 10%, 2.33 mile MTB trail which is mainly a one directional singletrack that is very technical in nature. There are exposed off camber slickrock sections, steep slickrock climbs, narrow packed dirt exposed sections, twisty off camber sections, narrow hangover rock sections, very steep slickrock roll sections, steep narrow chunky rock sections and fast twisty tree sections. The trail is a great connector with the Munds Wagon trail for one of the most technical rides in Sedona. Entering Cow Pies trailhead off of Schnebly Hill Road will take you to Hangover trailhead.


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More Stats for Hangover bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -479 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,660 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,258 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,140 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,660 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    545 ft
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on Mar 19, 2022
Avg: 4.4 (46 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Directions to hangover trailhead (34.877370, -111.716640)

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      Video: Remy Metailler & Richie Schley Ride Hangover Trail in Sedona
      Mar 17, 2022 from pinkbike.com
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      Hangover Trail Reports

      Mar 19, 2022 @ 8:42am
      Mar 19, 2022
      Rode this yesterday. Hero dirt and grippy rock. No snow, mud, or ice. Nothing more difficult than a Squamish black slab trail, but at times very...
      Mar 17, 2022 @ 10:39pm
      Mar 17, 2022
      This trail is only for the top 99.9th percentile mountain biker. It's dangerous, technical, and honestly not very fun.
      Feb 27, 2022 @ 12:27pm
      Feb 27, 2022
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 8:52am
      Jan 25, 2022
      Dec 20, 2021 @ 6:31pm
      Dec 20, 2021
      A little snow covered and icy in the ‘wave’ section. Still the best trail - just a little more intense with the ice
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 375 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      • 2,117 rides


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      Jan 1, 2018 @ 8:23pm
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      Dec 16, 2017 @ 12:23pm
      Dec 16, 2017

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      Mar 17, 2022
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      13 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      svendylan (Jul 5, 2017 at 20:48)
       This was a great ride. the only thing i wish i knew before hand was to use the white painted markers as a guide and not the rule. More than a couple times i followed the white markers only to find myself taking a bad line. Use them for the trail direction but pick your own line.
      • + 1
      bilumburg (Dec 28, 2017 at 9:32)
       Parked at Huckabee trailhead, and pedaled up munds wagon trail to get to the cow pies parking trailhead. Munds had a lot of dead ends, due to overgrowth, so we ended up pedaling up schnebly to get to the cow pies trailhead.

      The trail was in great shape - dusty, but that's to be expected. For this of you (like me) with 800 mm bars, be prepared to strike hands on some of the overhanging rocks by wearing gloves, as the alternative is a potential tumble down hundreds of feet off to your right!
      • + 2
      animal-chin (Nov 11, 2018 at 10:04)
       Fun ride, pretty narrow in spots for my 800mm bars on the traverse around the Mesa. The steep slick rock on the decent was great, so much traction!
      • + 2
      redbrad GCC D1 (Nov 12, 2018 at 4:39)
       Some of the best dirt in Sedona! Great flow along the backside of the mountain. A very impressive line to find and build, lots of respect for the trail builders!
      • + 1
      Monority (Dec 26, 2018 at 16:42)
       Awesome trail, especially if you start at the Schnelby Hill trail. You can backcountry camp for free at (34.8895690, -111.7024180) with spectacular views and the trail is a rather short ride away.
      • + 0
      mikemartinson (Apr 10, 2019 at 16:38)
       Fun and tricky climbing to the col. If you were thinking of cutting your bars, do it before you head up there, as you might end up walking a few more bits on the traverse than trying the squeeze near the edge. Slab descent off the col is cool, and main decent after the traverse is steep techy bliss.
      • + 2
      specialev J-GULCH (Nov 11, 2019 at 6:15)
       This is a ‘must ride’. Those who make this ride are rewarded with long sustained climbs on slick rock, amazing dirt, epic viewpoints and an incredible descent. I’ve never seen a trail quite like this.
      • + 0
      twowheeledwanderer (Nov 16, 2019 at 7:24)
       Hangover is a great trail. It definitely has some exposure and tight spots, so if you don't like heights it might not be the trail for you. The highlight is taking in the views at the top of the saddle. I wrote up a blog post about the 8 best trails in Sedona (in my opinion) and Hangover is one of them twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-eight-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-sedona-arizona
      • + 1
      gnarflow13 (Jan 19, 2021 at 10:45)
       This is such a great trail. Climb and traverse up on the slickrock is so fun and perfect techy, then the decent and traverse on the backside keeps you on your toes. Recommend some balls to ride this trail the whole way through. Amazing! Must ride if in Sedona!
      • + 2
      GoodOak (Mar 4, 2021 at 8:07)
       I gotta say, I'm a little surprised by the universally glowing reviews of this trail. Let me say that if you have any fear of heights are are uncomfortable with exposure, this is not the trail for you. I've been riding MTB's for over 20 years, I love challenging trails, but 'the price of failure' on this trail is really high. I walked a lot of things I could easily do anywhere else. I really would compare this trail to Portal in Moab. Great views, but the consequence for a minor mistake could be huge.
      • + 0
      MrWhatsIt (Apr 10, 2021 at 16:33)
       Hiline and Ahab in Moab are within the same playing field. Hangover doesn’t have big enough features to classify it as a pro line, but it’s as challenging as one.
      • + 2
      nofunstravaguy (Sep 5, 2021 at 14:30)
       Definitely appropriately rated as an Expert Trail. The level of difficulty of the features on Hangover are not that much more difficult than Hiline. However, there are many more of them, and those difficult sections are longer. If you pushed your bike much up or down Hiline, you're probably going to be pushing it a lot more on Hangover. Especially on the ascent - very techy. There are no big cliffs, but if you fall, you'd be lucky to walk away unscathed.
      • + 0
      benvickers38 (Apr 2, 2022 at 22:16)
       This was legit technical and deserving of double-black. However, it was SO tech that it was essentially a mix of a hike and an observed trials course. There was zero opportunity to get into a flow and just have fun. It was like a Tough Mudder course on a mountain bike. Incredible views. Recommend climbing up Schnebly Hill road to the Cow Pie trail head versus riding the parallel trail, which was aggressively rocky/stair step climbs and again, no flow - just constantly hopping up rock ledges. I'll look elsewhere to just have a good time on a mtb and not max out my technical powers.


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