2 miles
Distance
222 ft
Climb
-209 ft
Descent
00:23:11
Avg time

Aerie (Upper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dry Creek
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 80 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.

ADAPTIVE MTB INFO:
Rating: aMTB3 - Major Obstacles Exist - Support Rider Needed - Narrow Exposed Off-Camber - Not Recomended

Disclaimer

Equestrians Restricted

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aerie (Upper) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    13 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,555 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,736 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,556 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,569 ft
  • Grade
    0.128%
  • Grade max
    -14.417%
  • Grade min
    15.442%
  • Distance climb
    4,810 ft
  • Distance down
    5,028 ft
  • Distance flat
    418 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:37
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (8 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • 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
      Directions to aerie-upper trailhead (34.899230, -111.855880)
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      Aerie (Upper) Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Apr 4, 2020
      Mar 28, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      Mar 28, 2020
      Jan 30, 2020 @ 11:22am
      Jan 30, 2020
      Some wet spots, but nothing to worry about.
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jan 29, 2020
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 8:13am
      Jan 12, 2020
      Mostly dry with some snow and mud here and there.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 339 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      7 |
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 8:32am
      Jun 29, 2020
      9 |
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      May 26, 2020
      29 |
      Apr 4, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      Apr 4, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      AZ1000 2020 race
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ArizonaAdrenaline (May 21, 2020 at 15:05)
       Overall, absolutely fantastic. The trail (from a more beginner rider’s) perspective is relatively moderate . There are definitely a few areas (primarily the beginning) at the dove mtn. parking lot that were sketchy and I personally had to walk. But Upper Aerie was easily my all time favorite Sedona trail. Really fun and challenging.
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      Videos

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      Sedona MTB Festival 2020 - Day 2 | West Sedona...
      10:45 | 34 | Mar 16, 2020 , Sedona
      West Sedona Loop #3 - Aerie (Upper)
      11:41 | 50 | Feb 18, 2020 , Sedona
      West Sedona - 2019/06/15
      8:10 | 66 | Dec 9, 2019 , Sedona

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