2 miles
Distance
634 ft
Climb
-383 ft
Descent
00:21:36
Avg time
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Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    , Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4298 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The 2.71 mile long ridge trail serves as a major connect between Red Rock Crossing and west Sedona. The trail has numerous intermediate sections, but an intermediate rider will find a number of sections very challenging due to the uphill nature of the trail in many sections.

The easiest direction to ride the trail is northeast to southwest. There is certainly more downhill component in that direction and if you ended up riding the other direction there are many steep sections an expert rider would have to walk.

Advanced skilled riders normally don't ride Ridge all the way from the Recycle Center to the Crescent Moon Park they take the Old Ridge trail to Sketch for a more challenging ride with spectacular views.

More Stats for Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    252 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,966 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,446 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,967 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,219 ft
  • Grade
    2.433%
  • Grade max
    -53.669%
  • Grade min
    117.515%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,439 ft
  • Distance flat
    574 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:14
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 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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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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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      Ridge Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 320 rides
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      Photos

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      22 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      28 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 7:52pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      28 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 7:52pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      27 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 7:51pm
      Jun 10, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag FlatlandDH (Feb 28, 2019 at 21:11)
       Rode it South from Carroll Canyon to Secret Slickrock. Very fun with a bit of technical climbing, but you get rewarded with some nice chunky downhill flow towards the South end... Awesome views from the top.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bensgig (Mar 27, 2019 at 14:01)
       Ride ride north to south and then connected sketch back. Good ride. More flow than sketch by a million. I’d ride again.
      [Reply]

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      Lower Windsurfer trail to Secret slick rock -...
      541 | Feb 2, 2015 , Sedona
      Ridge View: Courthouse, Bell, Cathedral
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