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Level: Expert
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +827/1 ft
Total: 82 riders
 

Mountain Biking Hangover

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#4 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#147 in the world

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!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Scheberly road- park in designated area- ride up dirt road or munds trail to marked entrance at top of road
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  • CFM
    ****

    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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  • Hobbes70
    ***

    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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  • the_salaminzer
    *****

    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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  • robotmechanic
    *****

    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). :)

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  • John Fisch
    *****

    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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  • Greg Heil
    *****

    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!

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  • deanmoyer
    *****

    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.

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  • Trevor Warne
    *****

    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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  • mtnsrgood
    *****

    The road to catch is actually Schnebly Hill Rd. When the road turns into an old dirt jeep road, you'll see the TH on the left ($5.00 fee to park). Definitely take the Munds Wagon Trail (singletrack) instead of the jeep rd (Schnebly), as there are tons of jeeps and it's super dusty to climb the road up. Be aware of hikers and yeild accordingly. As you climb Munds, you'll eventually come to a sign for Hangover going to your left. Avoid taking this left and continue ahead on Munds as Hangover is best ridden counter-clockwise. You'll eventually come to a trail for Cowpie's going to the left. Take this singletrack and it will lead you to the beginning of Hangover. Without a doubt, this is an advanced to expert trail. If you don't do well with heights or exposure, definitely reconsider this trail to avoid being miserable. With that said, this trail is definitely a Sedona classic, and a blast! Don't let the short mileage of 3.2 miles for Hangover fool you. The climb up Munds and across Cowpies will take it's toll and leave you feeling a little gased. Hike a bike when necessary if you aren't feeling 100%, as falls on this trail will result in substantial damage to your bike and your body. Don't forget the camera, extra water, and food to fuel you through this one!

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  • 7ofClubs
    *****

    The first review pretty much sums this trail up. You better like exposure and do not go by yourself. Getting to and riding this trail will change your perspective on MTBing and your skill set. I have never been so tired from such a short ride in my life. As an East coaster I was dumbfounded by the beauty and sheer danger. Riding out here is life changing.

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  • mjs1
    *****

    A most technical and challenging trail both mentally and physically. You need the legs and skill to clear many steep climbs and descents but also need the focus to traverse some exposed sections across the sandstone at quite a lean angle. Spectacular views. More hike a bike than Highline. 6 mile Munds Wagon trail to get there. Experienced riders only.

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