The Hogs

Sedona

The Hogs are some of the most entertaining—and challenging—trails in Sedona, with technical rock rolls and rock gardens, cliff exposure, and of course—beautiful views!

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
13 km
Ascent
302 m
Descent
302 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.4 km
Gradient
The Hogs Map

Along with Hiline and Hangover, the Hogs form Sedona's Triple H. If you're an advanced rider who's not scared of technical challenge and potentially deadly cliff exposure, the three H's form your must-do hit list when you visit Sedona.

Description

The Hogs themselves consists of Hog Heaven, High on the Hog, and Hogwash, and technically they lie in the Broken Arrow Trail System (although the name "The Hogs" is now the most popular). Classic Sedona cliffside exposure makes The Hogs formidable and intimidating to some riders, and yet it's not nearly as death-defying as the exposure on Hangover. This makes The Hogs a good warmup before tackling some of Sedona's more difficulty trails—ironic considering how difficult The Hogs are by themselves.

In addition to steep slickrock slabs and rock gardens, The Hogs offer steep rock rolls and a couple of visually-stunning built up rock berms on the edge of cliffs.

While Pig Tail isn't one of The Hogs exactly, this short but sweet black diamond descent is a welcome change of pace from the vast majority of Sedona's singletrack offering. Filled with booters, kickers, drops, and some berms, Pig Tail feels like a hidden jump line tucked away in a sea of gnarly rock slabs.

As you can imagine, with the cliffside exposure The Hogs offer stunning views of the surrounding red rock landscape. Nearby Submarine Rock is a popular destination for the tourist-filled 4x4 tours, but the view of Submarine Rock from The Hogs, sans tourist crowds, is undoubtedly better. This entire trail system is right on the border of the Munds Mountain Wilderness Area which is home to a gorgeous range of mountains. Unfortunately, this is as close as you can legally get on your bike, so soak in the views while you can!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Road sections
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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