2 miles
Distance
442 ft
Climb
-425 ft
Descent
00:20:01
Avg time
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Skywalker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Carroll Canyon
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12251 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • 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 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
    00:20:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:24
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Status:
on Mar 28, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (9 votes)

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • 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
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      Skywalker Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 28, 2020 @ 11:59am
      Mar 28, 2020
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 8:19am
      Mar 22, 2020
      Perfect
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Jan 26, 2020
      Jan 4, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Jan 4, 2020
      Some mud here and there, mostly dry.
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 11:27am
      Jan 1, 2020
      Some muddy sections
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 270 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 813 rides
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      Photos

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      28 |
      Dec 29, 2019 @ 1:04pm
      Dec 29, 2019
      145 |
      Jan 23, 2018 @ 8:04pm
      Jan 23, 2018
      288 |
      Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:56pm
      Apr 25, 2016
      205 |
      Jan 9, 2016 @ 10:03pm
      Jan 9, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:40)
       Skywalker is a relatively flat and long-feeling mostly uphill trail(heading from Old Post to Herkenham)with a decent descent at the beginning.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:49)
       Absolutely amazing million dollar view at the top!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag FlatlandDH (Feb 28, 2019 at 17:50)
       Very fun, minimal wet spots. Prime for this weekend!! Great views from the top & great flow going down!!
      [Reply]

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