Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near West Sedona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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15 days ago

Definitely an intermediate hike/ride. Some areas are quite technical. My husband did the whole 13 mile loop while I took a few shortcuts. So it was a trail that worked well for both of us. We went in May when the temps are in the mid 70s. Great weather. Bring lots of water and some snacks.

Great view throughout the hike. We like it!

2 months ago

great views from the top. getting to the top of the hill takes some scrambling. the last few hundred yards of the trail are not easy to follow.

3 months ago

We rolled into the trailhead to find the parking lot empty at 5:00 pm. Easy hike out to the foot of the Cockscomb, but we missed the fork for the summit spur thanks to sticks, logs and rocks obviously placed across the spur to obscure it. Not sure who would do that...

The hiker trail to the summit is steep, but easily followed. To the last step below the summit, that is. Might have been able to climb one of the few cracks, but with no rope or gear, didn't bother. Follow the shelf counterclockwise around the north end for an awesome view of the sunset.

Pretty flat, more like a walk, although it’s a tad technical in places.. They weren’t kidding about lots of Mtn bikers. 80% of who we encountered were bikers and on a Tuesday. Definitely not on my list to do again.

Bring your sunscreen. Lovely hike with lots of sun. I was glad it had rained recently - was great to see water on the trail, and also kept the dust down. Elevation change was good - up and down through the entire hike. Plenty of mountain bikers enjoy this trail as well.

Nice trail. I like that half of it you are walking on the shelf instead of in a canyon or valley like most other trails. A number of intersections, bring a map.

6 months ago

One of the lesser hiked in the area. So pretty nice to avoid the huge crowds.

A wonderful loop, just keep in mind that the loop contains portions of 2 other trails ( Deadman's Pass, and Long Canyon) it also uses a short connector. Beautiful views, walking along the side of the mountain. On the back side just getting to the Deadman's Pass section we were relaxed with some Indian wind and flute music from across the valley.

7 months ago

Not the best hiking around Sedona. The trail is a bit long and boring. Maybe more enjoyable as a biking trail.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Nice hike, not too difficult. It goes across the face and backside of Mescal. The only drawback is the last half mile. We started at on the Deadman's Pass side of the mountain, so the last part down to Long Canyon Rd was not really worth it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nice easy walk - beautiful scenery!

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Very scenic mellow mountain bike ride. For added fun, hit the Canyon of Fools trail.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This is a really nice hike. We started out early and only ran into a handful of folks, but by mid-hike the trail population was definitely growing with hikers, bikers, and trail runners. I'd say this hike is on the easy side of moderate and is definitely well marked. We did the loop counter clockwise so we started at the Mescal Trailhead, then forked right onto Long's Canyon Trail, took a left onto Deadman's Pass and then another left back on the Mescal Trail. It was especially to hike up close to the red rock. The mountain biking looked like it would be super cool, but definitely a work out.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2 hour hike with wonderful views.

mountain biking
19 days ago

on Mescal Mountain Loop Trail

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