1.5 miles
Distance
344 ft
Climb
-147 ft
Descent
00:23:53
Avg time
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Slim Shady Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Village of Oak Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #140 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Beginner 10%, intermediate 70 % and advanced 20%, 2.3 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack, that is twisty with numerous up and down sections of trail that crossed a number of dry washes. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with rocks. There are also several sections of slickrock that are fun to ride and allow you to pick your own line. There is no preferred direction and the trail is a great connector for several other fun loops.

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Equestrians Restricted

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Slim Shady mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    196 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,202 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,477 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,400 ft
  • Grade
    2.429%
  • Grade max
    -28.29%
  • Grade min
    75.033%
  • Distance climb
    4,195 ft
  • Distance down
    2,294 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,592 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:19
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Status:
on Jul 28, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (59 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Slim Shady Trail Reports

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      Jul 28, 2021 @ 1:14pm
      Jul 28, 2021
      The trail is definitely way more chunky than it usually is. The rains obviously washed out a lot of the soft sand making some of the obstacles a...
      May 23, 2021 @ 11:22am
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      Mar 19, 2021 @ 10:02am
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      Feb 25, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Feb 25, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 988 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,406 rides
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      Trail Lists

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      prodigiot (Oct 8, 2018 at 17:51)
       The most fun direction to ride this trail is from the red to the green marker (on the Trailforks map) or in other words, from the Oak Creek side to Templeton.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 16:11)
       Took this trail as a short connector from Slim Shady to Hiline. Acceptable uphill on my route.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      szed3 (Jan 4, 2019 at 20:25)
       Agreed with above, this section of Slim Shady is most fun from Yavapai Point parking down to Templeton. If you want a fast flowy route: start at Yavapai Point parking, take Slim Shady "North" (this blue trail from red marker to green) >> Templeton >> Hermit >> back up to Yavapai Point parking >> Slim Shady "South" (black diamond). Super fun rip!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      LifeFromTheLoam (Jan 14, 2019 at 19:02)
       Definitely take people’s advice and ride this in reverse from what is suggested to start at. Much more fun going down.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jmalbers (Apr 3, 2019 at 20:26)
       Quality trail run either direction. Worth checking out while in the area.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BasedGawd (Sep 30, 2019 at 6:27)
       Very rideable by an intermediate. There are quite a few black "b-lines", but none are mandatory. Fun and flowy, in a Sedona way.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      berny4591 (Feb 25, 2020 at 15:49)
       Dislocated my elbow on the unmarked 3ft drop to flat going north, about 0.3 miles past Kaibab. Irresponsible to not mark this feature.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ThatGuy-MTB (Mar 9, 2020 at 17:23)
       Great trail and description is pretty spot on. This was my first time on this trail and it was very trail and the rock was pretty slippery. Running down through the washes was a blast. The rock rolls were fun and the chunk in them is fantastic. Has its mellow spots and its hairy spots, so be prepared for a mix of both. Speed definitely helps on certain points of this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      comeownnah (Dec 6, 2020 at 19:42)
       Fun trail. Would recommend riding South to North, starting at Absolute Bikes for a HiLine or Templeton/Easy Breezy loop.

      Gonna be that guy and say it's not a black, but it's fun and fast. You can take some B-lines to add spice to taste.

      Hardest features are techy climbs and rock rolls, nothing that should scare away an intermediate rider. Would recommend to anyone.
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