Girdner Trail

2.50 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail runs in a North/South direction into yet another area of Sedona filled with short trails. This area is known as 'Seven Canyons' and is north of Hwy 89A, West of Dry Creek rd and bordered on the north by the Wilderness area. The trails here tend to be a bit more sandy especially low in the valleys & canyons.

Riding north on the Girdner tr from the hwy the first mile is a gradual rocky drop down the ridges into a dry creek bed and canyon. This trail is not particularly technical but the sandy wash areas will have you doing short hike-a-bike's every now and then, there are also a few of the signature Sedona rocky sections. Cross the wash and follow under a power line for a while and come to an intersection with the pipeline tr, stay left here. At three miles from the start you come to an intersection with the Cockscomb/Rupp tr (a major East/West route). .6 miles of great singletrack later there is an intersection with the AZ Cyprus tr (also runs North). Shortly after that is another trail, 2 fences tr, that is a short equestrian access tr (all these intersections are well signed). Stay left for the Girdner tr as it slowly weaves its way up the ridges ending at Dry Creek rd 1 mile later.

This is a nice ride but better if used in conjunction with some of the others to create loops, lollipops or even a large figure 8.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)


March 12, 2016
Review: REDDIRT, choppy in places but a good connector to north west sedona trails.

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World Champ

December 8, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Some sections of this trail are good, but others are sandy and washed out.

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March 25, 2014
sdwill Gramcounter  
Review: Lots of hike a bike. Several riverbed (eh, river stone) crossings. 35% fun 65% work.

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March 31, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Girdner ranges from wide, uninteresting hardpack, to sweet singletrack to just a bunch of loose rock. The scenery is, of course, great, but this is Sedona, and the scenery is actually better on most other trails in the area. This trail's main benefit comes from it's ability to complete loops with other, more interesting trails.

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Bunny Hop

August 5, 2012
rebkamcb Bunny Hop  
Review: A lot of up and down crossing rhe riverbed multiple times. Beautiful scenery and access to several orher trails.

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2012
JJNS240 Granny Gear  
Review: Hike and bike

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March 22, 2011
norski Doubletrack  
Review: This trail offers some different scenery because it follows and crosses creek beds. Riparian vegetation and pools of water are a nice visual change from other Sedona rides. There are some hike-a-bike sections ... unless you can ride over big turtle-back river rocks.

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Girdner Trail MTB Trail 2.50 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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