This interconnected series of trails lies at the northern edge of Sedona near Dry Creek. included are the Girdner, Arizona Cypress, Dawa, Cockscomb, Rupp, OK Trails. These trails may be reached using the three trailheads shown below or by using either of the two Girdner trailheads. The Girdner Trail and its access are fully described in a separate trail sheet. Various loop hikes can be made by combining all or parts of several trails and a number of one-way hikes can be made using arranged transportation at a second trailhead. In general, these trails are well suited to biking, have easy to moderate grades with little overall elevation change, are well signed, but have sparse shade.
The Cockscomb Trail goes south from its trailhead along a jeep road for .3 miles, bends west for .2 miles, then goes southeast along a closed jeep road skirting the face of Doe Mountain. It intersects the Dawa Trail at 1 mile, turns to the southwest, and ends at 1.8 miles near the Cockscomb. From here, the Cockscomb Trail continues along the old road as the Rupp Trail. It bends to the east and there are nice views all around as it crosses a broad, open expanse before ending at 1.2 miles as it drops down into the Dry Creek drainage and meets the Girdner Trail.
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Mountain biked to Cockscomb via Rupp/Girdner over to Aiare trail – great loop for biking or hiking.
The trail beauty begins after a gate about a half mile from the shared trailhead with Fay Canyon. The trail is well used by bikes but early is quiet and peaceful. When reaching a couple of ridges 1.5 miles out you can see Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. Can continue the loop to Aerie or extend the hike on Dawa or Rupp.