3 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-907 ft
Descent
00:43:35
Avg time

Transept Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Village of Oak Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • AKA
    Trancept
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All Season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #30550 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Transcept is an adopted user created trail that advanced riders will enjoy. The 3.1 mile trail is best ridden from north to south starting at the Hiline intersection. If ridden from the south end at Verde Valley school road there will be a lot of sections that will need to be walked by lesser skilled riders. I would currently rate the trail going from north to south as: 15% Beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced and 5% expert. The trail is steep and chunky going south for about 200 yards. Much of the steep section can be ridden by higher skilled riders. In the northerly direction that is a fun downhill section of trail. There are several technical sections even expert riders might walk.

Access Info

From the Hiline trail at the North end and the Verde Valley School Rd at the South end.

Disclaimer

Equestrians Restricted

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Transept mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -401 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,185 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,648 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,585 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,185 ft
  • Grade
    -2.463%
  • Grade max
    -59.233%
  • Grade min
    44.761%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    801 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:05
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Status:
on Jun 24, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (14 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to transept-157245 trailhead (34.810350, -111.786190)
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      Transept Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 5:43am
      Jun 24, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Mar 7, 2020
      Great trail to use to get to hiline.
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 8:54am
      Jan 26, 2020
      reporter Great shape
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Dec 30, 2019
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 7:47am
      Jul 13, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 14, 2020 @ 11:40am
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      Sep 24, 2019 @ 10:00pm
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      Sep 24, 2019 @ 9:57pm
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      122 |
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 1:26pm
      Mar 28, 2019

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Mntneer (Nov 28, 2018 at 14:05)
       Awesome trail. If your plan is to bomb this trail from North to South, than I would suggest riding it from South to North first. There are a few sections that could prove to be pretty sketchy if you are riding the trail blind at a fast pace.

      It is an accurately marked black trail, unlike many of the other black lines in Sedona
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag grampa (Nov 29, 2018 at 12:26)
       Rode from Hiline South. I finished with a smile because the finish is a fun twisty descent. At the midway point I was kinda bored with some loose climb sections that weren't that gratifying to try to ride so just pushed up. The trail is nice and narrow with some small sections of off camber loose stuff. Overall it felt like a trail you would pick your way through as opposed to blast through and following some inevitable rock work in loose sections could become a really fun mid-paced ride finishing with fast twisty descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Sedounut (Jan 31, 2019 at 13:56)
       Another great addition to the Sedona trail system. It is a nice change of pace from highline and still has that sqweeky new feel that I imagine won’t last to much longer with bike fest coming. I would definitely put this trail as a black 1.5 because of the off camber cliff faces with peddle strike opportunities throughout. The end section from north the south is a big smile on the face. Realistically I think this could turn into another connector trail for a highline run as well. Plenty of potential for fun south to north.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag ajriding (May 2, 2019 at 15:18)
       Very cool trail. I hated to skip the rest of Hilinw but glad i did. Hard pack, packed rocks, skill sections... one steep climb that has a "mtb sidewalk" build. Rideable but horsepower needed. Long trail that goes into the crescent of steep cliffs. No patriarchs standing on top but big cliff just the same. Euphoric trail.
      Dont worry that it ends middle of nowhere
      1.8 mile, 200 foot drop on pavement to next trail if u turn right.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jul 13, 2019 at 11:12)
       First half of this trail ride from Hiline south isn’t that much fun, lots of short sections that are just a bit too steep and a bit too loose to ride, so on and off the bike, ride a bit push a bit. Once you get past the first big step down rocky section it gets much better with much more flow and fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jzamby (Jul 1, 2020 at 10:02)
       Beautiful trail. As stated above, when beginning from Hiline, you will hit some steep uphills, but totally worth it, especially if you are looking for a short loop in the village. The trail lets you out at a high point on Verde Valley School road, so if you are going back into the village, you get a smooth mile of road downhill until you hit the circle on 179
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag andy-legrunge (Jul 10, 2020 at 11:46)
       My only gripe with this trail is that it's tough to work into a good loop without riding a lot of pavement. Only real option to avoid roads is to ride up it first (not awesome, some bike pushing likely early on), take any one of the loops that use Hiline, then finish the day descending this to the car (awesome.) A few parking spots are available at the south end. Overall really fun, a couple brief sections of yeehaw exposure, and it takes you through a super rad slice of Sedona that not many people see.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      5:01 | 278 | Jan 31, 2019 , Sedona
      Transept part 1
      7:19 | 257 | Dec 1, 2018 , Sedona
      Transept part 2
      6:44 | 110 | Dec 2, 2018 , Sedona
      Transept part 3
      7:30 | 118 | Dec 2, 2018 , Sedona