1.9 miles
Distance
182 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:23:47
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Aerie (Upper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1374 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4488 in Trail Running
    • #2521 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

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.

Disclaimer

Equestrians Restricted/Not Suitable for Adaptive MTB

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More Stats for Aerie (Upper) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,561 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,724 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,561 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,580 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -13.1%
  • Grade min
    16.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,554 ft
  • Distance down
    4,797 ft
  • Distance flat
    906 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:21
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (24 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Directions to aerie-upper trailhead (34.899230, -111.855880)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 873 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,803 rides
      • Last: Apr 17, 2024

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      Mar 23, 2024 @ 10:25pm
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      Mar 23, 2024
      630 |
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      May 26, 2020
      642 |
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      Apr 4, 2020

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