April 09, 2015
Arizona hike: Aerie Trail, Sedona
From the Aerie trailhead, begin on Cockscomb Trail. Hike past the Rupp and Dawa junctions and turn left at the Aerie Trail sign at 3.3 miles. From here, hike 1.2 miles to the Doe Mountain junction. This 0.7-mile spur trail climbs 460 feet to the summit of a long mesa and is well worth a detour. Or, you can skip the climb and continue 0.7 mile back to the trailhead. All routes are signed.
Length: 5.2-mile loop (6.6 miles with Doe Mountain spur).
Elevation: 4,250-4,660 feet (5,120 feet with summit spur).
From AZCentral - click to read full article