3 miles
Distance
348 ft
Climb
-310 ft
Descent
00:33:53
Avg time
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Aerie Details

  • Riding Area
    Sedona
    Sedona, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #822 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for Aerie bike trail
  • Altitude change
    38 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,521 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,531 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,569 ft
  • Grade
    0.256%
  • Grade max
    -39.201%
  • Grade min
    37.336%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,042 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:14
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (18 votes)

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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Aerie Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 329 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 1,267 rides
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      4 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.
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      Aerie Trail 'Berm'
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