3 miles
Distance
638 ft
Climb
-1,001 ft
Descent
00:54:33
Avg time
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Hiline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    , Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #129 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Beginner 20%, intermediate 40%, advanced 20% and expert 20%, 2.62 mile very technical MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack, that is up and down with about 400 yards of technical exposed and really steep sections a lesser skilled rider will have to walk. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with some rocks. There are also sections of slickrock that is fun to ride by all levels of riders. The preferred direction is southeast to northwest and the trail is a great connector for several other fun loops.

More Stats for Hiline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -363 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,083 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,660 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,472 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,109 ft
  • Grade
    -2.14%
  • Grade max
    -259.965%
  • Grade min
    90.047%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,483 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:36
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (57 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hiline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:48am
      Sep 29, 2019
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 7:47am
      Jul 13, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 7:06am
      Jul 1, 2019
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 6:37am
      Jun 28, 2019
      Trail is in good condition! Perfect weather today
      May 18, 2019 @ 8:13am
      May 18, 2019
      Awesome. Some real steep bits near the end that require focus. Standout slickrock riding.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 366 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,157 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 13, 2017 @ 10:33am
      Apr 13, 2017

      14 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jfrancomd (Aug 29, 2017 at 11:47)
       Now this is DOWNHILL ONLY!!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Toddzirra (Mar 18, 2018 at 18:32)
       Amazing trail, lots of exposure on the climb up, but easily walkable. The descent is totally worth it even if you walk the really steep/techy part. One of the best trails I’ve ever ridden.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag asspadtycoon (Apr 2, 2018 at 17:21)
       The summary says that this is a bi-directional trail, but it is NOT. You must catch the trail from Slim Shady and climb up to the Hiline where it's one way all the way to the Baldwin connector.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Thomasbenko (May 21, 2018 at 19:57)
       Lots of tech uphill on exposed thin single track with a well deserved single track section 1 dh. Section 2dh has rock drops, steeps, sandy rock sections with great corners. Definitely dbl black. Amazing!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Mntneer (Oct 9, 2018 at 15:09)
       Definitely not a double black. Probably the best trail in Sedona. If you're on the fence, try it out.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 15:35)
       Gnarly climb on the ridge for good first third. Some spots are 12inch from the edge, so if you don't like heights then don't take it. Techy climb indeed. The downhill is definitely worth the climb/walk up, though. Views are amazing!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 15:36)
       And a fantastic view over the whole valley!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag animal-chin (Nov 11, 2018 at 10:10)
       Over the edge recommended this trail to start out with and we very pleased! After riding for a week straight in Sedona I’d say that this trail is the most fun. Perhaps a double black in spots but I thought it had great flow and the steeps added some great thrill. Totally rideable, so much traction on the rocks and dirt here.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag SoyalOvi (Nov 12, 2018 at 13:57)
       Beautiful trail. Like I've seen mentioned, the blazes on the downhill are guides, not necessarily the best line. Tough part of the climb isn't long. Middle traverse really is beautiful. Not much true exposure; just keep your eyes on the trail! Down hill portion has a handful of techy spots that explain the double diamond rating. A little dusty but not bad. I rode some of those and got to save some for next time : )
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag grampa (Nov 28, 2018 at 11:39)
       the last section may only be possible for 1% but the rest is awesome. I love the climb. a fun challenge to clean the whole thing in one go...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag grampa (Nov 29, 2018 at 12:43)
       like everyone says. Start at Slim Shady. One of the most gratifying climbs for being a challenge but every section is rideable... you just gotta focus. From the climb's summit until dropping in to the final descent the trail is just fun and beautiful. For 99% of riders I think they'd talk about how much of the descent they could ride, not how fast or anything. Piecing together what you're comfortable riding and adding a bit more each time you ride this trail is probably a common strategy... and that day you're totally feel it you might get all but one section that I need to see someone ride to figure out the line. one of my top ten favorite trails anywhere!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Andrewlryder (Dec 30, 2018 at 19:38)
       This trail has become reasonably popular with hikers, so be heads up especially on the weekends. As noted above the trail is 90%+ doable for "average" riders who are comfortable with the exposure, and imo, the exposure is worst where the trail is easiest. Only the last ~1/4 mile will have the majority of riders walking.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag mikemartinson (Apr 10, 2019 at 16:30)
       Basically a North Shore blue
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ajriding (May 1, 2019 at 9:55)
       Great trail. Challenging sections on climb and the steep drop requires a slacked out trail bike or high skill. Great views.
      A must do.
      [Reply]

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