4,605 ft
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-73 ft
Descent
00:22:20
Avg time
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Aerie (Lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #822 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 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 MTB INFO:
Rating: aMTB2 - Some Obstacles Exist - Support Rider Recommended - Some awkward off-camber - One pinch spot

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More Stats for Aerie (Lower) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    15 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,522 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,541 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,556 ft
  • Grade
    0.328%
  • Grade max
    -13.487%
  • Grade min
    10.366%
  • Distance climb
    2,233 ft
  • Distance down
    2,094 ft
  • Distance flat
    278 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:20
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:18
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Status:
on Jul 2, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.15 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Aerie (Lower) Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 387 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,267 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:23am
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      Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Oct 27, 2019
      128 |
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Jun 17, 2018
      258 |
      Oct 23, 2014 @ 11:52am
      Oct 23, 2014

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag bensgig (Dec 9, 2018 at 14:41)
       It’s got a little climb but it is gradual. Good loop with cockscomb.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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