2 miles
Distance
442 ft
Climb
-425 ft
Descent
00:19:56
Avg time
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Skywalker Details

  • Riding area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9654
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The Skywalker trail is a major connector trail between the Old Post trail and the Herkenham trail. This trail is 97% intermediate and has 3% ledgey exposed sections that an intermediate rider might want to walk. The trail is very scenic and actually climbs to a high point (Skywalker) in West Sedona for a somewhat 360 degree view of the main red rock formations that make Sedona one of the most beautiful riding destinations in the U.S.

What makes the Skywalker trail special is that it is pretty much an all weather trail that is located in a south facing rocky area that handles rain nicely. The south facing aspect drys the trail after the sun appears, so the trail can normally be ridden 3 or 4 hours after a major rainy period.

Many thanks should be given to the USFS for taking what use to be a very advanced trail and routing it so that intermediate riders will enjoy riding it.

Access Info

The east end of the trail is accessed off the Old Post trail and the west end is accessed from the Red Rock High School area. There is also access on the west end from the Over Easy trail that starts near the entrance to the Marriot Hotel.

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More Stats for Skywalker mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,361 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,574 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,452 ft
  • Grade
    0.169%
  • Grade max
    -36.323%
  • Grade min
    36.828%
  • Distance climb
    4,218 ft
  • Distance down
    4,271 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,577 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:00
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Skywalker Trail Reports

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Oct 3, 2017 @ 6:50am
Oct 3, 2017
Mar 21, 2016 @ 1:40pm
Mar 21, 2016
very dry, loose/new side hill sections.
Feb 11, 2016 @ 12:36pm
Feb 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016 @ 2:50pm
Jan 11, 2016
99% of the trail is in great shape considering all the recent rain and snow we have had in Sedona. There is a short 30 yard section that faces...
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Jan 11, 2016 @ 2:57pm
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Skywalker, Sedona
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Jan 9, 2016 @ 10:07pm
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Skywalker, My City
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Jan 9, 2016 @ 10:07pm
Jan 9, 2016
Skywalker, My City

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