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. 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 Arizona Cypress Trail begins at its trailhead (see “Access” below) by the old borrow pit and goes southwest over the level, sandy ground of a closed jeep road beside Dry Creek. At .7 miles, it intersects the south end of the OK Trail and continues southwest for another half mile where it meets the end of the Dawa Trail. Here, the Arizona Cypress Trail turns southeast and continues .7 miles to its end at the Girdner Trail. There are nice views along the way.
From its trailhead, the Dawa Trail goes south a short way before bending to the west along a closed jeep road with some good views. It meets the Cockscomb Trail at .9 miles and turns sharply southeast to follow it for 100 feet. The Cockscomb Trail then splits off to the southwest and the Dawa Trail continues southeast for .8 miles before ending at the Arizona Cypress Trail beside Dry Creek.
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.
The OK Trail is a short connector which can provide variety in making up various routes.
The Hike House Sedona Trail Rating System provides actual hiker feedback and ratings of each of the Sedona hiking trails. The cumulative trail ratings for the Rupp Trail submitted by fellow hikers is located above with the Trail Data. Your trail feedback and ratings are an important resource for fellow hikers and provide a personal account of your trail experience from which others may learn. So please hike Sedona, help others, and rate a trail today!
Mountain bike rating – Rupp is used as a connector up to Cockscomb which you can then take over to Aiare trail then to Mescal – then to Chuck Wagon and Lizard Head – you can park at the Dry Creek turn off – head our Girdner from Dry Creek to connect up with Rupp – you can do any number of loop connect ups – talk with Mike at the Hike House – they can help you out with maps and general info.