Cockscomb/Aerie Loop Hike

NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary: This loop hike circles Doe Mountain and provides excellent views of Doe Mountain throughout the hike and great views of Bear Mountain, Fay Canyon and Boynton Canyon from the Aerie Trail portion of the hike

Challenge Level: Easy to Moderate

Hiking Distance: The complete loop from the parking area for the Cockscomb Trail to the Aerie Trail and back to the parking area is 5.5 miles

Trailhead Location: The parking area is located off of Aerie Road.

Description: Follow the Cockscomb Trail and hike around Doe Mountain in a counter clockwise direction (which is how we like to hike it), or go left to follow the Aerie Trail across the north side of Doe Mountain. If you hike the loop following the Cockscomb Trail, you'll be returning on the Aerie Trail. You'll intersect the Dawa Trail after about 2 miles.


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For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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