2 miles
Distance
371 ft
Climb
-267 ft
Descent
00:25:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Teacup Trail

Teacup Details

  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31223 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Beginner 30%, intermediate 65% and advanced 5%,1.9 mile MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack that is a twisty up and down trail with currently some short chunky technical sections that most riders will walk. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with rocks. There are also sections of slickrock that is fun to ride by all levels of riders. There is no preferred direction and the trail serves as a connector between Thunder Mt/Andante and the Jordan trail. Tea Cup serves as a connector for several other fun loops.

This trail is mostly intermediate, even some really easy spots. Really just one smallish few areas where the trail is exposed and the rocks get a bit nasty.

Access Info

On the east end from the Soldier Wash parking lot.On the west end from the Sugar Loaf parking lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Teacup bike trail
  • Altitude change
    104 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,458 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,562 ft
  • Grade
    1.029%
  • Grade max
    -33.066%
  • Grade min
    23.252%
  • Distance climb
    5,071 ft
  • Distance down
    4,091 ft
  • Distance flat
    881 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:29
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to teacup trailhead (34.886191, -111.784381)
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      Teacup Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:44am
      Nov 3, 2018
      I would say this is more black then blue
      Feb 7, 2018 @ 1:59pm
      Feb 7, 2018
      This trail is a black diamond, not an intermediate. Recent trail building has improved the trail quite a bit.
      Jul 5, 2017 @ 8:25pm
      Jul 5, 2017
      this was a fun warm up trail recommended by the OTE bike shop. if you can ride this then you have a pretty good idea of what most of the Sedona...
      May 9, 2017 @ 8:42am
      May 9, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 263 rides
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      Feb 14, 2017 @ 5:38pm
      Feb 14, 2017
      Teacup, Sedona

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      Sedona Mountain Bike Festival: Teacup
      8 miles
      AES: Sedona BFL 2018 race
      53 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Tanman34 (Feb 20, 2018 at 6:47)
       Beautiful trail! One of my favorites in Sedona. First mile or so is a smooth steady climb through the woods with swooping corners. The second half is typical Sedona tech
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag slusapet (Oct 21, 2018 at 17:14)
       Totally agree with @ Tanman34! We took this from the parking lot at Little Elf to Jeep Road(in other words red marker to green marker on the Trailforks map). Very nice sort of techy uphill climb with some rewarding descents. Especially near the end there is a very nice fast and flowy descent. If you are planning on going to the Devil's Sinkhole, Soldiers Pass, Grand Central, Jordan Tr, or anywhere else in that general direction, then you have to turn left coming out of Teacup and go up Jeep Road till you see trail signs pointing you in the direction you want to go.
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