This past week I did another hike up in Sedona known as the Doe Mountain Trail (#60). It is right across the street from the Bear Mountain Trail which I previously did awhile back. As you can see from the picture above, it offers some awesome views of the red rocks around Sedona.
The Hike to the Top
The Doe Mountain Trail is only a 0.7 mile journey to the top of the mesa, but it is definitely worth doing. It gets a little steep near the top, but it is well traveled so it is really easy to follow the trail. Along the way, you start to lose focus of how fast you are climbing and before you know it you turn around to see Bear Mountain. Check out this picture from half way up Doe Mountain:
Bear Mountain is much taller than Doe Mountain, which is what makes that hike so much more difficult than this one.
View From the Top
At the top of the 400 ft. mesa, you can see in all directions. I was really surprised how it is perfectly flat at the top. Once you are on top of the mountain, you can walk around to see the views on each side. There are a lot of trails that have been made from people walking along the surface so it it really easy to make your way around. Plan on walking another mile or so if you really want to cover the whole surface and look around.
Here is a picture looking Southeast towards the city of Sedona:
Another Awesome Hike
Doe Mountain was a very cool place to hike. It is a pretty easy and would make a great first hike if you are just starting out.
It is also great place to picnic, so I encourage anyone that tries this hike to pack some food for the trip. There are a lot of rocks along the edge where you can sit down and enjoy the weather and views.