1.3 miles
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-527 ft
Descent
00:15:57
Avg time
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Upper Moto Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • 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
  • 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
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #43763 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11944 in E-Biking
    • #17330 in Trail Running
    • #37155 in Hiking
    • #1191 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 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

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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
    00:15:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:34
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (14 votes)

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  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Upper Moto Trail Reports

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      Sep 19, 2021 @ 10:35am
      Sep 19, 2021
      good rain last night. (HERO DIRT)
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 5:30am
      Jul 27, 2021
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 334 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Sunset-Secret Loop18 miles
      Old English Loop21 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 1
      atfarley (Apr 7, 2018 at 20:04)
       Some parts of this tech descent are good, mostly it's just awkward.
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      • + 2
      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]
      • + 1
      Ob1matt (May 11, 2020 at 19:09)
       If you can not handle the tech,ride another trail.This Trail is awesome
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      • + 0
      jrobo (Sep 19, 2020 at 22:49)
       Great ride if you like fun, rocky tech that never gets too steep and has good flow.
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      • + 0
      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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      robertellisw (Apr 8, 2021 at 2:50)
       Actually really enjoyed this trail! Chunk party all the way down....but very doable.
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      Ktobin23 (Jun 24, 2021 at 17:06)
       This trail runs very slow. Even on my 29er the rocks force you to go about 7mph. There are better tech trails around this area imo. The trail was challenging but I cleaned it first try and have no desire to ride it again. If you like slow tech this trail is great but for everyone else ride other trails.
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      • + 1
      gnarflow13 (Sep 26, 2021 at 16:46)
       I rode this on my XC 100-100 bike and it was a blast. You can go as fast as you want, you just have to pedal and pump and work for it. Really fun if you like tech trails with moves that require good bike handling.
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      Outtakes - Upper Moto!!!
      6:46 | 364 | Jul 27, 2019 , Flagstaff
      Boulder-iest Flagstaff - Upper Moto!!!
      15:01 | 342 | Jul 27, 2019 , Flagstaff
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