Doe Mountain Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 27 miles south from Flagstaff to Sedona on US 89A. Continue through Sedona to Dry Creek Road at the west end of town. Turn north on Dry Creek Road (FR152C) three miles to the Boynton Canyon intersection then left on FR 152C about a mile to the trailhead.
Beautiful views. Switchbacks up the side of the mtn and relatively unmarked trails at the top. Moderate trail but if you are a bit height challenged, a few parts up the switchbacks that might be slightly nerve racking. But don't let that stop you. Great hike. Easy to wander around for awhile at the top finding your way back down. Combination sandy and rocky trail.
Spectacular sunset views
I think this is a good spot if your hike time is limited to two hours. It took us 30 minutes each way, plus another 30 minutes for exploring the summit. I would still invest in grippy footwear, plenty of water, some snacks and protection from the sun before heading here, though.
Short preview of the trail (without summit spoilers):
Gorgeous views for a fast, easy hike! We went up and down in about an hour. Great option if you're short on time.
Relatively easy hike for the rewarding view! You can make it to the top and back in less than an hour. Good alternative if you don't want the time commitment of Bear Mountain
Nice and easy hike!