4,600 ft
Distance
77 ft
Climb
-48 ft
Descent
00:08:25
Avg time
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Aerie (Lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • 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 [+]
    • 85 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 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 narrow off-camber spot. Consult POIs. Riders with front wheel drive will most likely need assistance on a couple spots

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More Stats for Aerie (Lower) multi-use 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
    1,663 ft
  • Distance flat
    686 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:42
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2024
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (47 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Directions to aerie-lower trailhead (34.907660, -111.849130)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 36 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,047 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,635 rides
      • Last: May 20, 2024

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