ElevationAscent: 84' 26 m
Descent: -400' -122 m
High: 4,296' 1,309 m
Low: 3,976' 1,212 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A fun singletrack trail with some rocky sections leading to the beautiful Oak Creek.”— Condor77 77
Templeton is more difficult than Slim Shady. The first section from Slim Shady is fairly smooth, with only a few very short rocky areas, but mostly just twisty cruising. The trail turns to 100% red rock as you contour around and cross the Cathedral Rock Trail.
The descent from Cathedral Rock area is the trickiest part of the trail. You'll follow several switchbacks and hike over a sustained rocky section before reaching the bottom. Here, you'll be rewarded with a much more lush area along Oak Creek. There are plenty of spots for a dip if you're hot, then a rocky section to the end where Baldwin Loop starts.
Land Manager: USFS - Coconino National Forest Office