Hiline

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4.81 out of 5
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Expert
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,300 ft
↓ 2,400 ft
4,376
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Highline Trail is an expert-level mountain bike trail that is best ridden from the Village of Oak Creek side -- finishing on the Baldwin Trail loop. There is some exposure along the narrow, ledgy trails during the climb up. The descent on the far side has some steep, loose areas that most bikers will choose to hike.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can I link this trail with any others? -Rdawson124

A: Not part of CO system, in AZ. There are other trails around Sedona that will get you there and back with hundreds of miles of trail all around the town. Can end the ride at the Baldwin Trail.

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Gramcounter

June 5, 2016
 
Review: Level 3 type fun. Very challenging trail, but doable if you're on your game. I would call it The Hangover's little brother. A great mix of tech climb, exposure, and flowing fun.

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Granny Gear


February 26, 2016
Utah Chad Granny Gear  
 
Review: This was my first time in Sedona and the views and rock formations were amazing--well worth the drive up from Phoenix. Exposure not really an issue. The slick rock descent put a big smile on my face and was the highlight of the ride (next to the views).

The double black diamond portions were very, very steep--they make a lot of other diamond runs look green. I only rode about half and walked the other half but it pushed my limits and made me a better rider.

I connected to Hiline from Slim Shady, which I connected to by riding a block from Absolute Bikes. I know this is a rating for Hiline but it is not an out-and-back or loop, it's a one-way so you have to ride other trails to get back to Slim Shady, and those other trails were not great and that affects the experience of Hiline, which is why I rate it a 4.

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Trailblazer

December 2, 2015
tlongpine Trailblazer  
 
Review: Following a moderate climb this trail hosts quintessential Sedona views. Following the climb an easy and fast descent delivers you to a very technical slickrock descent.

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Bunny Hop

November 16, 2015
sellnit Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Hi-Line, above my ability but a great time! Highly suggest you ride the first time with someone that knows the trail! Many areas I walked or had to attempt more than once, but well worth the effort!

Similar Trail: Hangover

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Gramcounter

September 8, 2015
skelldify Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is not super technical except for one short section of the descent. There is a lot of intermediate/advanced climbing. Then there is a rowdy descent mostly on rock, that I'd call advanced. Then there is a short double-black section that is made up of 4-5 very steep spots. An intermediate rider shouldn't be afraid of doing this trail, just expect to maybe walk some short sections.

Seemed like a lot of climbing without much payoff, but I was having a rough day. Need to do it again for a fair judgement.

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Trailblazer

March 4, 2015
sprodj Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is one of the best trails I've ever ridden for pure enjoyment factor. The ledgy ride up is smooth with the 'risk' being the exposure (which if you're not afraid of heights, is not too intimidating). I am so happy I rode this trail, the views are second to none and the downhill is challenging and fun!

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Granny Gear

February 23, 2015
jmo Granny Gear  
 
Review: As an intermediate rider with a hardtail and 26" tires and this trail is still epic and worth doing. Unlike some of Sedona's double black diamonds, 95% of the insane parts are in one continuous section so most of the trail has an amazing flow if you are used to Sedona type trails. The technical downhill section is even tough to walk your bike down but it's all well worth it.

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World Champ


December 8, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Hiline is a true gem of a trail, with fantastic serpentine singletrack along the ridge with astounding views, to a gnarly, super-challenging descent down the mountain. This is a must-ride!!

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Trailblazer

October 17, 2014
 
Review: not to be a doucher, but it's technically 'HILINE' Trail...
If you want the badest Sedona has to offer, just try and hit every trail that starts with an 'H'... You will not leave disappointed..

Similar Trail: All Sedona Trails Starting with an H...

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Granny Gear

May 2, 2014
The_Squid Granny Gear  
 
Review: Started off on Slim Shady by the Bike and Bean bike shop which was a nice trail. The initial climb on Hi-line was great with some fun technical rock. The traverse along the exposed bench to the top was great as was the initial flowy descent. Just as I was saying to myself this trail rules you get to the ridiculously technical descent that kills all of your elevation. Kind of reminded me of the Portal Trail in Moab. Once we walked a couple of sections it was easy not to even try the others. I'm sure a lot of ballsier riders would love it and it wouldn't have bothered me if it didn't just kill of the elevation this trail had left. Felt more like a "how do we get off of this thing" than an intentional tech part. The ride back on Baldwin was ok. Templeton was annoying as there were a bunch of hikers. Not really a mtb trail. Scenery was a 10 but the epicness of the trail didn't last long enough for me to give this one a 5.

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Hiline MTB Trail 4.81 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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