Hangover

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.77 out of 5
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Expert
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 4,900 ft
4,468
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Updated description by Greg Heil:
Hangover is an incredibly technical trail, with high consequences if you mess up. With serious exposure, technical features, steep rock rolls, tight singletrack, wide-open views, and even more rocks, Hangover Trail is probably the most technical trail in Sedona... and you can't miss it! Granted, it's not for everyone, but if you're willing to get outside of your comfort zone and tackle some technical challenges, you need to ride this trail!
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (19 total check-ins)
  dgh911t   on Mar 17, 2018
  CFM   on Feb 27, 2018
  VitalyG   on Feb 16, 2018
  davidrhine   on Nov 1, 2017
  jake   on Sep 25, 2017
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Singletrack


February 28, 2018
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Extremely technical with dire consequences for failure! Way above my skill level but there's some fantastic scenery along the way.

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Granny Gear


October 15, 2017
Hobbes70 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Just a few comments on the description of this trail. 1) Gain - The summary says 2,700' vertical elevation gain and 4,700' vertical elevation loss - my garmin had it under 1,000' 2) #1 Ranking - I'm not sure if the #1 designation is implying that it is the most popular? I was there on a Saturday morning at 10am in Mid October (what you would think would be prime time) and I was literally the only mountain biker there the whole time. I saw many other hikers and guided ORV tours but no other bikers. 3) Mountain Biking? My favorite trails are Gooseberry Mesa and SlickRock in Utah (Both Expert) but Hangover is a different Sport than those trails. Maybe bike trials? In my mind for mountain biking you need some semblance of flow, which hangover does not have. That being said, it is a beautiful trail and there is nothing else like it in the world.

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Gramcounter


August 5, 2017
 
Review: Terrifyingly awesome. Don't ride whens its really windy like I did. I'm an early advanced rider and had to walk half of it. Awesome views.

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March 19, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This is the third time I've ridden this, however the first two times the trail was "unofficial" for MTB so we got a bit lost getting up to the saddle. Now that it is official it is well maintained and ridden in. Excellent and challenging for even for the Expert rider, awesome views. Beginner rider?... maybe hike it instead or just walk it in many places. Only a little way past the trail head the exposure will challenge you. Once you make it over the saddle it is mostly flat and then downhill. Views are spectacular. The west end descent is the most challenging with lots of exposure. Even as an Expert (xc) rider I walk the steepest section. This is definitely one of the "must do" trails in Sedona.... whether biking or hiking.

Similar Trail: High on the Hog

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Granny Gear

September 15, 2015
bojala Granny Gear  
 
Review: was a awesome trail lots hiking great views

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Granny Gear

June 1, 2015
 
Review: This might be my favorite trail in the world. It recently displaced The Whole Enchilada, although the two should not be compared; they are each very different kinds of awesome. It requires your FULL attention, in the best possible way. Meditation at Gunpoint(C). :)

Similar Trail: Nothing compares

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Epic


March 23, 2015
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This is easily the spookiest trail I've ever ridden. The combination of technical challenge and high consequence for failure all situated among some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet makes for a unique and moving experience. All but the top 1/10 of 1% will dismount, probably more than once, but it's so worth it. Even when entering with a good dose of confidence you will likely exit with an even bigger dose of humility. If you can keep the fear factor from overwhelming the fun factor, it's definitely a 5 star experience.

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World Champ


November 6, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Hangover is hands-down one of the hardest trails I've ever ridden, and it's also one of the most inspiring! With genius trail construction, mind-blowing views, and technical features to challenge the best of riders, this is an instant Sedona classic!

Similar Trail: Hiline, Rockstacker

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Bunny Hop

February 28, 2014
deanmoyer Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Simply my favorite trail in Sedona right now. This trail tests the limits of you heart and nerves, all in a short distance. The views are stunning, the ride dangerous, and the reward priceless. Hiline, another Double Black Diamond trail in the area doesn't have as much difficulty as this one. Parts I wont ever be able to ride, and I'm man enough to admit it.

Similar Trail: HiLine

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Gramcounter

January 21, 2014
 
Review: As per all the below. It's an awesome trail and a must-do for anyone with good physical, technical and mental strength! You will need several cold beers immediately after finishing!!

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Hangover MTB Trail 4.77 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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