1 mile
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-527 ft
Descent
00:18:35
Avg time
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Upper Moto Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    Fort Valley Trail System
    Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Ref Number
    #430
  • AKA
    Moto
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Late April-Mid November
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #31538 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Chunky enough Located at the top of Fort Valley Trail System in Flagstaff, there are several sections with car sized boulders, and narrow passages between them! This alone makes it a worthy excursion - just don't kid yourself that you'll be shredding this trail at mach-chicken (!)...it's not gonna happen. But, if you like the challenge of descending through epic boulder fields in the forest - then this trail's for you! In order to access this trail I had to ride Newham Trail, a black, and it had some steep and chunderous sections, as well as a cool overlook and big rock outcropping/overhang on West Secret.

Access Info

To access ride Freidlein Prairie Road, Secret, or Newham from Secret

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Moto bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -493 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,874 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,367 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,367 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,874 ft
  • Grade
    -7%
  • Grade max
    -24.5%
  • Grade min
    12.9%
  • Distance climb
    522 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    860 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:51
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (12 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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Radar Time
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Upper Moto Trail Reports

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      Nov 22, 2020 @ 4:07pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      Several large trees down above Newham that require hiking around. Recommend skipping that upper part of the trail. Below Newham, two more...
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 5:59pm
      Nov 21, 2020
      Lots of down trees.
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:44am
      Oct 14, 2020
      Fun rock gardens just watch your peddles and derailleur
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 1:35am
      Apr 22, 2020
      Tree down about halfway, other than that it is riding well
      Apr 7, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Apr 7, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 218 rides
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      Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:46pm
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      Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:46pm
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Streetdoctor (Nov 10, 2017 at 14:17)
       Stats are misleading. It’s a moto trail. No flow at any speed, lots of pedaling. Much better gnar trails in the area unless slow speed bouncing over round rocks is your thing.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag atfarley (Apr 7, 2018 at 20:04)
       Some parts of this tech descent are good, mostly it's just awkward.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag raisingarizona (Jul 4, 2018 at 23:44)
       Old school rock tech jank. It’s rad if that’s your thing. I love it and if you give it a chance, give it some time to figure it out it sort of flows in that old school jank sort of way but it’s not easy!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Ob1matt (May 11, 2020 at 19:09)
       If you can not handle the tech,ride another trail.This Trail is awesome
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jrobo (Sep 19, 2020 at 22:49)
       Great ride if you like fun, rocky tech that never gets too steep and has good flow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Nikwho (Oct 5, 2020 at 7:27)
       Awesome moto trail. Fun, technical chunky trail that is super fun to ride up, if thats your thing. I wouldn't ride this on my mountain bike. More of a motorcycle trail, for sure. Bring a skid plate and solid clutch control or a Rekluse! Its a pretty technical trail! Lots of rock hopping!
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