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    Doe Mountain Trail

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    2.4 km
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    156 m
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    Doe Mountain has an awesome view of the surrounding landscape, including Bear Mountain, Lost Mountain, Mescal Mountain, and Maroon Mountain to the north and Sedona to the southeast. It’s a lot of bang for your buck considering the hike is one 2.4 kmlong. While the trail is fairly easy in terms of elevation gain, there is a stretch where you’ll be on a steep, rocky path with a bit of scrambling required. The path isn’t well defined and you’ll need to pick your way over the rocks.

    Small children may not be able to get through this hike, and those who are scared of heights may prefer a different trail.

    Since this trail offers no shade, you’ll want to make sure you take adequate steps to protect yourself from the heat. Bring lots of water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and don’t try this hike during a hot summer afternoon.

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    Route Description for Doe Mountain Trail

    Doe Mountain is an excellent choice if you’re wanting a hike that gives plenty of reward for a modest effort. The views of Sedona’s mountains are great and it’s only about three-quarters of a mile to the top. For a fast outing, it’s a fabulous pick with lots of camera-worthy vistas.

    This hike is rated as moderate, but there are some sections that aren’t suitable for everyone. The route requires a bit of scrambling and some high, exposed sections. You’ll need to pick your way through rocky bits and the trail isn’t very well defined towards the summit. Those who are afraid of heights may want to choose another hike. Children may not be able to complete this trail or may need some help.

    This hike begins from the Bear Mountain Trailhead. While hikers headed for Bear Mountain will cross the street, you’ll want to take the trail on this side of the road. Go straight through the junction with Aerie Trail. Head towards the edge of the mesa and then climb through zig-zagging turns lined by juniper, agave, and yucca.

    You’ll climb through a gully, making your way through the rocks. The path veers right and then left, cresting the summit and leading you across to another viewpoint. This part of the hike up to the top is steep, so take your time.

    You can explore most of the top of Doe Mountain, with the view changing all the way around. Check out Wilson Mountain, Capitol Butte, Dry Creek, and West Sedona from the south rim. From the north viewpoint, you can see the summits around Bear Mountain, the Verde Valley, and Sycamore Canyon.

    When you’re ready, take the same route back down the mountain to the trailhead.

    Trail Highlights

    Bear Mountain

    One of the dominant sights from Doe Mountain is Bear Mountain. The two peaks face one another from opposite sides of Boynton Pass Road. Bear Mountain is one of the tallest mountains in the Sedona area, and it’s flanked by Lost Mountain and Maroon Mountain, making for an impressive view of the south range of the Red Rocks Secret Mountain Wilderness.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where do you park for Doe Mountain?

    Park at the Bear Mountain Trailhead off Boynton Pass Road.

    Do you need a Red Rock Pass for Doe Mountain?

    Yes. You can grab a pass at the trailhead kiosks.

    What is the elevation of Doe Mountain in Sedona?

    The elevation of Doe Mountain is 1,544 m.

    Insider Hints for Doe Mountain Trail

    • Bring plenty of water for this hike. It’s unshaded and can get quite hot.
    • Avoid this trail in the summer months unless you’re hiking very early in the morning.
    • The nearby Enchantment Resort has excellent food if you’re hungry after your adventures.

    Getting to the Doe Mountain Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Doe Mountain is on Boynton Pass Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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