Doe Mountain Trail

MODERATE 239 reviews
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Doe Mountain Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail for anyone to hike. Stunning 360 views at the top. Not very crowded. Would be get spot for watching the sunset.

hiking
7 days ago

Short hike. Took only about 10 minutes to climb up but the views are still stunning. A hike that almost anyone can do.

hiking
10 days ago

This is a great hike and accommodates various skill levels. A few difficult areas with a bit of scrambling but an overall moderate rating. If you are scared of heights there may be a few challenging spots for you. Beautiful as a sunrise hike, quite shaded for the majority. If you continue all the way you will end up on an expansive Mesa with stunning 360 degree views, I didn't want to have to come back down. A little difficulty navigating signage on the plateau, other than that this one is definitely worth the work getting to the top.

hiking
17 days ago

amazing views all the way up and at the top. conditions are still very icy from the snow. just makes a couple of the turns a little treacherous but as long as you have really good shoes you will be okay. A little scared but okay.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike, even for kids and even seniors. Many switchbacks to the top. I have hip and knee replacements, but I navigated all. I concur with all reviews, incredible views at the top. You will be on a large mesa with many views 360 degree views.

1 month ago

Excellent trail with a beautiful view at the end!

hiking
1 month ago

Doe Mountain Trail is a quick hike that gets your heart rate going. Breathtaking views at the top! I absolutely love this trail.

1 month ago

Great hike, went for sunrise and were the only ones there! Make sure to explore the top once you are there, so many amazing views.

1 month ago

good easy climb, beautiful at the top! spend some time walking around and seeing all sides at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Worth the little bit of a climb. Very beautiful views at the top!

1 month ago

Amazing panoramic views. Incredible sunset and easy quick get down under darkening skies. Good for dogs and wide summit.

1 month ago

Fantastic hike, a must do in Sedona!!! Our B&B host recommended this, and we loved it! A quick hike (including rocky scrambles), mostly in the shade, with a stunning view at the end and lovely desert plants. When you think you’ve reached the end, keep going... highly recommend. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun hike and amazing views!

2 months ago

Nice views. Easy.

2 months ago

Was a beautiful hike all the way up! Once I made it to the top I was able to explore the whole top of the mountain while the sun was setting. Just had a little trouble finding where to get back down. Once you find the entrance to get off the mountain then it’s not bad at all. Fantastic views!!

2 months ago

great views for not that much effort. enjoyable to walk around the entire summit.

hiking
2 months ago

Pleasantly surprised as we continued to climb. Some switchbacks but a gradual climb until the last .2. But it is an amazing hike. Once at the top, so many awesome views that are breathtaking. Once on the Mesa, it can be difficult to follow a trail since they are unmaintained. Pay close attention to where the trail ended at the top for you will need to know where to go to find your way back down. Can be difficult to find the trail going back down but so worth the climb. Tough on the knees going down.

hiking
3 months ago

Im not a fan of switchbacks but this one only switches a few short times. Beautiful views to the west on the way up. Also up on the mesa you can walk around and find a million spots to sit, eat lunch and soak in the Sedona views. Moderate only in that there are a few spots where you need to climb up some rocks to get to the too. My wife is a little afraid of heights and some areas made her nervous but she made the entire hike and enjoyed it.

3 months ago

easy climb to spectacular views. map trail ends at top but keep going on the trail across the mesa.

3 months ago

We loved this moderate hike . About 45 minutes up to a beautiful plateau. Amazing scenery .

hiking
3 months ago

nice climb up to the plateau. the views are tremendous.

3 months ago

Nice trail but Rocky on spots. Great views.

4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful views from the top of this mesa. Perfect trail in the morning, as it remains in the shade for quite a while.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view of the sunset. Left the trailhead around 5pm and made it to the top to spend about an hour until sunset. Definitely recommend!

4 months ago

Fun short hike up to some gorgeous vistas, and there is a great view on all the switchbacks all the way up. On the easy side of moderate, much easier than cathedral rock. A local told me to continue along the trail end and hike around the rim at the top, which allows you to see some stunning different views. If you go in the morning trail is nicely shaded much of the way.

hiking
4 months ago

9/5/18, A.M.
First time, should not have done. My fear of heights and falling got the better of me. Was fine until hikers stopped to talk to me. Made it about 1/2 way up then, after chat, my brain reset itself and I found myself about to have a panic attack! So I went back down.
I’ll keep to easy/lower trails. :-)
However, the view I got was awesome!

4 months ago

Good workout, fantastic views from the top. Usually not crowded if you start in the morning. Think of combining it with Fay Canyon just up the road.

5 months ago

We found this to be easier than cathedral. Both are worth it. No one at doe mountain this morning. It was spectacular and so quiet. I guess you gotta get high to get away from it all! Definitely worth the hike. Early morning is best!

5 months ago

Great early morning hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, did it with the grandkids. They had a great time!!!

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