4,596 ft
Distance
77 ft
Climb
-48 ft
Descent
00:08:15
Avg time
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Aerie (Lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #337 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5115 in Trail Running
    • #3526 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

The trail is 2.7 miles long and is one of the best intermediate skill level trails in Sedona. The east end starts at the Boynton Canyon parking lot which a lot of the time is full due to its popularity. The west end of the trail starts from a huge paved parking lot called Aerie.

This trail is routed mainly on dirt and some sections have chunks of rock mixed in with dirt which makes paying attention important on this ride. From the east end the trail weaves up and down through a beautiful red soil drainage that increase the fun factor of the trail.

After doing the climb to the high point from either direction the trail rips to the next intersection of your intended ride.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

The entire trail is all good except for one off-camber pinch spot. Consult POIs

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aerie (Lower) bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    29 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,522 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,533 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,560 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -12.2%
  • Grade min
    9.4%
  • Distance climb
    2,047 ft
  • Distance down
    1,657 ft
  • Distance flat
    686 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:04
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Aerie (Lower) Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 46 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 472 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,742 rides
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      Photos

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      May 10, 2021 @ 10:15am
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      Apr 28, 2021 @ 10:53am
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      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Jun 17, 2018
      318 |
      Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:52am
      Oct 23, 2014

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Tanman34 (Feb 19, 2018 at 11:13)
       Beautifuly carved trail for first 1.5 miles. Flowy and smooth for Sedona trails. Then climb a rocky ridge and descend
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      scottyftw (Nov 18, 2018 at 16:23)
       The western end suuucks. Just endless rocks on the trail with no rhyme or reason, especially bad if you're trying to climb it. The eastern half is much smoother, great views as well.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      grampa (Nov 29, 2018 at 12:50)
       The rocky section that I see people complaining about is fun as hell and rewards the fitness to ride a few gears down from granny. Riding South to North is the fun rocky climb, then rolling until getting a nice quick descent to Cockscomb. At that point the trail completely changes attitude and becomes a roller coaster of tight natural berms and rollers. I have ridden this each time I've come to Sedona, ofyen in both directions.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bensgig (Dec 9, 2018 at 14:41)
       It’s got a little climb but it is gradual. Good loop with cockscomb.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ajriding (May 3, 2019 at 19:31)
       Nice trail. This will start u down a very nice stretch of singletrack! Attach to Outer Limits and Frontier.
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