Mystic is a short, fun single track trail located in Sedona, Arizona. Like many of the trails in Sedona, Mystic isn't meant to be ridden solely. It can be combined with many other trails in many different fashions. Many choose to do a loop, most popularly combining this trail with Broken Arrow Trail. The views from this trail are amazing, as with almost all the trails in Sedona. Any way you ride this trail, Mystic is a fun and enjoyable trail that lacks many of the technical sections that Sedona is know for.
When ridding from Chapel Road, Mystic becomes a very fast and fun single track trail. Its upper trialhead is at 4360ft of elevation and the lower trailhead is at 4220ft making for a nice ride. Even going the other direction is bad at all. As said previously, this trail is a single track the whole way. The elevation gain/loss is gradual most of the time with an occasional steep section. As far as mountain biking goes in Sedona, this is an easy trail. There are a few minor rocky technical sections, but these are far and few and very easy.
The Emmit Barks Sedona Map describes Mystic (they call it Mystic No. 157) as an Easy-Moderate Trail and as a "short connecting trail on a gas pipeline".
When to BikeYou can bike this trail year round. However, summer months can be really really hot. If you were to ride in the summer, be sure to do it early in the morning. In the winter, Sedona does receive snow too, which would make for an interesting ride. Fall and spring are the best times to ride.
Getting ThereFrom Sedona: Head South on Arizona 179.
To the upper trailhead: Take a left onto Chapel Road. You will pass four streets on your right and at the fourth, the Mystic Trail starts directly across from it. You can parkl in this area if you want.
To the lower trailhead: Take a left on Pine Drive and then a right on Pine Knolls Drive. The trail ends in a little culd-de-sac in a little community. I wouldn't recommend parking here.
As said before, this trail really is meant to be combined with others. Due to that fact, look at the trail pages for Broken Arrow and Bell Rock Pathway by Freak-a-zoid
External LinksRed Rock Country
Coconino National Forest Website with information on Sedona
Red Rock Passes
Information on the Red Rock Pass Program
Sedona on MbPost
More mountain biking information about Sedona by Freak-a-zoid