1.5 miles
Distance
66 ft
Climb
-266 ft
Descent
00:22:10
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 (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #134 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3493 in Trail Running
    • #1465 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 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

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More Stats for Slim Shady mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -201 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,203 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,468 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,404 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,203 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -21.2%
  • Grade min
    13.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,847 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    860 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:36
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on Jul 18, 2022
Avg: 4.5 (69 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • 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 18, 2022 @ 10:15am
      Jul 18, 2022
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 9:40am
      Jul 17, 2022
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 11:10am
      Apr 2, 2022
      Such a sick trail. Never ridden in Sedona before but man this was a great ride
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 10:00am
      Apr 2, 2022
      Now one-way only for bikes. Must ride section from Yavapai Vista to Templeton S to N only.
      Feb 18, 2022 @ 10:03am
      Feb 18, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 779 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,115 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      13 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mikeschen (May 6, 2022 at 17:34)
      One way Sign is torn off.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      tdeems (Apr 2, 2022 at 10:03)
      Can’t believe that of all trails in Sedona, this was made one-way for bikes. It works great in both directions and is commonly used to get to Hiline, and is a more entertaining climb than Templeton for that purpose. If anything, Grand Central should be mandatory downhill only.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      AZ-1LE (Mar 5, 2022 at 17:25)
      This trail is now a one-way downhill only trail starting at the intersection with the Yavapai Vista trail heading north. There’s a big sign at the bottom saying MTB’s aren’t allowed to go up.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      CCS414 (Feb 17, 2022 at 14:13)
      Agree with comeownnah. More of a blue trail with a few brief intermittent black sections. Super fun in both directions. I usually park at absolute bikes and pair this trail up with Little Horse, up to chicken point and then turn around come back. Slim Shady is a very enjoyable and moderately challenging climb when ridden north to south.
      [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.
      [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
      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
      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]
      • + 2
      jmalbers (Apr 3, 2019 at 20:26)
      Quality trail run either direction. Worth checking out while in the area.
      [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
      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
      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]
      • + 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.
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