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Red Rock District
Coconino National Forest

P. O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341-0429

8375 State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona
(Just south of the Village of Oak Creek)

Administrative Offices:
(928) 282-4119 or
(928) 203-7500

Visitor Information
(928) 203-2900

Forest Supervisor's Office
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 527-3600

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Mountain Biking

When mountain biking on the Coconino National Forest, please recreate responsibly.  By practicing the following guidelines and tips you will help create a fun and safe recreational experience, for you and other forest users.

13 Great Rides! Mountain Biking and Hiking in the Redrocks! is a printable brochure with maps and descriptions of some great places to ride in the Red Rock District.

  • Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Trail etiquette: Mountain bikers yield to both hikers and equestrians.
  • Make your presence known when approaching others and going around blind corners.
  • Stay on designated roads and trails, – if it’s not signed don’t ride it!
  • Avoid trails that are wet and muddy.
  • Ride only where permitted.
  • Mountain bikes are PROHIBITED in wilderness areas!! If in doubt-stay out!! Do Not Bike In Wilderness!
  • Prepare for the unexpected by packing a small backpack full of emergency items
    including (but not limited to!): food, water, first aid needs, extra tubes, patches and tool kit.
  • Wear a helmet, eye protection, and other safety gear.
  • Know your riding ability and personal limits.

Recommended biking trails:


One Way

Bell Rock Pathway
3.5 miles
Easy. Smooth, wide trail open to bicycles and hikes that parallels Hwy 179. Two trailheads, milepost 309.4 (Little Horse Trailhead) and 307.5 (Bell Rock Vista Trailhead)
Big Park Loop
2.0 mile
Easy. This single tract trail loops south of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte and links up with Bell Rock Pathway for a longer ride. Take Highway 179 to Bell Rock Vista just north of the Village of Oak Creek. Trail starts a quarter mile north on the Bell Rock Pathway.
3.0 miles
Moderate. Ride includes two highway underpasses, rocky wash crossings, curvy single track, slick rock, Oak Creek and views of Cathedral Rock. Can be connected with Baldwin Trail for extended ride. Access from Little Horse Trailhead on Highway 179. Follow Bell Rock Pathway to junction with HT just past the foot bridge.
1.5 miles
Moderate. Trail loops around a large butte and then follows Oak Creek for a short stretch. Constantly changing grade with fast curvy single track and sections of rocky dry wash. Access across from end of Verde Valley School Road parking area.
4.0 miles
Moderate. Starts at Sedona Cultural Park, crosses creekbed several times. Shady creekside.
Llama Loop Trail    
Munds Wagon
4.0 miles
Moderate. Trail climbs gradually 1,100 feet and parallels Bear Wallow Canyon and Schnebly Hill Road. Passes by large slick rock areas, cypress and cottonwood trees, and portions of the historic Munds Wagon Trail, the first road linking Sedona and Flagstaff. Open to horse, bike, and foot use. Park at Huckaby Trailhead apporximately 1 mile up Schnebly Hill Road where the pavement ends.
Little Horse
1.6 miles
Moderate to Strenuous. Single track climbs to Chicken Point through pinyon and cypress forest. Some steep, rocky climbs. Access from Little Horse Trailhead on Highway 179. Links with Broken Arrow and Mystic Trails for extended loop.
Jim Thompson
2.4 miles
Moderate. An historic route with views of Sedona and Oak Creek. Access from end of Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona.
Broken Arrow
2.0 miles
Strenuous. A good trail with great red rock scenery. The trail is unshaded and can be hot in summer.
Turkey Creek
3.4 miles
Strenuous. Trail climbs 600 feet along dry Turkey Creek, past Turkey Creek Tank, and ultimately onto House Mountain with spectacular views. Very secluded and diverse area. Open to horse, bike, and foot use. Access from Verde Valley School Road and Turkey Creek Road.
1.0 miles
Strenuous. This 2-mile loop climbs 200 feet. Spectacular red rock views. Starts at the Jordan Trailhead at the end of Jordan Road in uptown Sedona.

Parking is very limited at most trailheads. Keep in mind, there might not be room for RV's, trailers, and buses.


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