This interconnected series of trails lie within Sedona, but are mostly well out of sight of developed areas. They are accessed from three trailheads shown below. A loop hike can be made combining parts of two trails and one-way hikes can be made using arranged transportation at a second trailhead. These trails have easy to moderate grades with little overall elevation change and are well signed, but have little shade.The 2.0 mile Ridge Trail starts from its northern junction with the Old Post Trail. After 150 yards, the Bandit Trail, a half-mile long connector to the Airport Loop Trail, forks to the left. The Carroll Canyon Trail is joined for 1/4 mile before it branches right and the Ridge Trail continues south on a moderate ascent for the next half mile beside the slope of Airport Mesa on the left. There are good views to the north. It tops out, then descends over the up-thrown rock of the Cathedral fault. For the last half-mile, the trail descends gradually along a ridge line before ending at Chavez Ranch Road.
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This is a Mountain biking rating – Ridge trail has a short section of hike a bike coming from Chavez road (not sure thats the exact name of the road but its close) – you can loop this out by starting at Old Post – riding that to where it comes out on the road – cross the road and ride that trail out – it loops back around and Ridge Trail is right across the road – great ride. And would also be a great hike.
The trail continues on the other side of Chavez Ranch Rd, connecting with the Ram’s Head Trail and also continuing towards Cathedral Rock (did not hike all the way there). You get great shade from Airport Mesa if you leave early enough in the morning (try 5:30am in May).