3 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-907 ft
Descent
4,648 ft
High Point

Transept Details

  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #30550 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Transept bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -401 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,185 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
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Status:
on Dec 1, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
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 transept trailhead (34.810350, -111.786190)
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Transept Trail Reports

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Dec 1, 2018 @ 9:33am
Dec 1, 2018
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Photos

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Nov 29, 2018 @ 12:28pm
Nov 29, 2018
Transept, Cochrane
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Nov 29, 2018 @ 12:28pm
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Transept, Cochrane
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Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:48am
Mar 19, 2014
Transept, Sedona

2 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
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  • + 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.
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Transept part 1
7:19 | 56 | Dec 1, 2018 , Sedona
Transept part 2
6:44 | 29 | Dec 2, 2018 , Sedona
Transept part 3
7:30 | 31 | Dec 2, 2018 , Sedona

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