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Trail Xperience

Huge thanx to everyone who came out to the 2023 Sedona / Flagstaff Trail Xperience Event. It was a great success! If you missed it, you can scroll down the page to see what happened. Our ultimate goal was to use the event to raise $10K to drill a water well for a needy community in rural Mozambique through We’re about half way to our funding goal.  If you like what we’re doing, we could use your support. You can donate online via the donation field to the right. Thanks for helping us make a difference!

trail xperience fundraiser for Hersch X/VOX
Cinders Night Run

Trail Xperience Base Camp Details

Location - GPS Coordinates

Directions from Flagstaff

Directions from Sedona on 89a

Coming from Sedona on 89a,  approx. 15 miles make a left at county road 535 and travel 4 miles by dirt to base camp.

Alternate Directions from Sedona

A slightly longer but easier access can be obtained by heading from South of Flagstaff, take 1-17N to 1-40W to Flagstaff Ranch Road. Head south on Flagstaff Ranch Road then turn left onto Kiltie Lane. Turn Right onto Woody Mountain Road (FS RD 231) a.k.a. Edge of the World. Follow that road til you reach FS536 and take a left. Base camp is just a couple miles down 536.


4pm—Base camp opens for guests to arrive.
You’re welcome to come early and set up camp.


10am—Lunch run to Cinders
4:30pm—Sunset run to Sycamore Point brought to you by Screen ProTech
8:30pm—Movie night. Bring your kids and fixin’s to make s’mores. VOX presentation then movie starts at 9.


8am—Morning run to Edge of the World
10:30—Side Quest
1pm—After lunch run to Sycamore Falls, Volunteer Canyon, Sycamore point
6pm—Trail Xperience Mega Raffle
8pm—Convoy leaves base camp for “Scientists of Lighting Cinders Night Run”.
9pm—Light ‘em up raffle followed by “Scientists of Lighting Cinders Night Run” brought to you by Baja Designs


8am—Morning run to Broken Arrow
9am—Silver Dollar Pancake Breakfast
1pm—Clean Up Event
5pm—Sunset run to Shnebly Hill

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate?

Entry fee is a donation to our Trail Xperience Fundraiser. Every $20 gets you a raffle ticket and gets us that much closer to our $10k fundraising goal for the Hersch X mission. Every $35 gives someone in Africa access to clean drinking water.

Will there be bathrooms?

No. This will be dispersed camping so there won’t be any running water or bathrooms.

We suggest bringing a cassette or bucket-type portable toilet with some kind of privacy tent which can be found at most RV or sporting good stores.

Is this event kid friendly?

Of course! We will even have a family friendly movie night on Friday. We encourage you to get outdoors with your kids and enjoy this event as a family.

Will my trailer or RV fit?

Yes! There’s plenty of room and some fairly large spots to accommodate some larger (but not huge) trailers or RV’s, no hookups, though.

The road coming in can get a little washed out, but take it easy and you should be fine. For larger rigs we suggest the slightly longer route.

What if there's bad weather?

As they say “the show must go on!”  If nature gives us rain we play in the mud. We’ll do our best not to tear up trails and we’ll have fun raising money—rain or shine.

Can I bring pets?

Sure thing! Dogs, cats, birds, bring ‘em. Don’t bring your pet lion or any other animal you feel a little weary about being around a lot of people, pets, and kids.

Are the trails 2wd or beginner friendly?

Yes. We will provide a rating for each trail so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into before hand.

Can we have a fire?

This really depends whether any fire restrictions are in place. We highly suggest a propane fire pit as you never know what the restrictions might be, and it’s best to be prepared. If you do have a wood fire, please practice safety and keep it small. We all love our forest and prefer to keep it green.

Questions or Interested in Partnering?

Contact event organizer Kevin Connolly at 982-533-4640

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