3 miles
Distance
358 ft
Climb
-423 ft
Descent
00:30:11
Avg time
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Mescal Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #376 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

The trail is 2.6 miles long and is one of the most popular trails in Sedona. The south end of the trail starts at the Chuck Wagon intersection on the south side of Long Canyon Rd. The north end of the trail starts at the Deadmans Pass trail.

The actual trail tread is on both slickrock and dirt. Some of the route is on slickrock ledges which adds to it's uniqueness. During the ride there are two alternate lines for higher skilled riders to enjoy. If you are an advanced skilled rider you will love this ride. If you are a lesser skilled rider you will walk a few sections, but will hopefully be able to improve your skills for the next time you ride it.

ADAPTIVE MTB INFO
Rating: aMTB3 - Major Obstacles Exist - Support Rider Needed
Dilemmas: Narrow Exposed Off-Camber w/ledge drop-off, One major rock pinch spot

Adaptive Riders, if you are up for it, this trail is actually really fun. A lot of work, but worth it.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mescal bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -64 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,478 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,708 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,496 ft
  • Grade
    -0.482%
  • Grade max
    -24.493%
  • Grade min
    22.316%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,683 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:23
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.55 (34 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • One Direction
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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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Mescal Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:35am
      Jul 19, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Jul 10, 2019
      Very dry, rides great!
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Jul 10, 2019
      May 18, 2019 @ 7:33am
      May 18, 2019
      Mar 14, 2019 @ 6:53am
      Mar 14, 2019
      Trail was great. Little mud and water on the slickrock
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 298 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 981 rides
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      Photos

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      May 9, 2019 @ 10:58pm
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      Mar 23, 2019 @ 6:55pm
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      Mar 18, 2019 @ 3:29pm
      Mar 18, 2019

      Trail Lists

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag grampa (Nov 29, 2018 at 12:56)
       A must if you're in the area. kinda black, but nothing gnarly so more like a blue with a few feet of technical single moves then carry on with some fun riding in beautiful terrain.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag ssip (Jan 4, 2019 at 21:30)
       Good warm-up/Sedona intro ride if it's your first time here. A little bit of everything: slick rock tech, cornering over loose rock and the infamous Sedona 'dirt'. More intermediate/blue with a few challenging slick rock techy sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tahkekid (Jan 20, 2019 at 16:58)
       I'm intermediate and loved this trail. Off bike walking a few sections but no real hike a bike.
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      • + 0
      flag cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jul 10, 2019 at 15:41)
       Really great trail, a bit of a grunt of a climb initially but not too bad then the trail opens up to go around the inside of a fab red rock structure. Nothing super hard. Great views and a great fun trail.
      [Reply]

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