Doe Mountain Trail switchbacks directly up the north side of a low, flat-topped Mesa. It is a great 30 minute workout. As you climb, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside. A layer of erosion-resistant cap rock has given Doe Mountain its classic mesa shape and provides panoramic views. Just like Mescal Mountain to the north, the flat-topped Doe Mountain rises above its surroundings. Once summited, this mesa is flat and comfortable to explore, even though surrounded by steep cliffs. A hike around it’s perimeter offers some of the best views in the area. Prominent Red Rocks Country landmarks can been see on the mountain such as, Bear, Maroon, and Wilson mountains, Boynton and Secret Canyons, Chimney Rock, and the Cockscomb. Sedona is visible to the east and off to the south, Munds Mountain and Sycamore Pass mark the location of Sycamore Canyon and the Verde Valley. Doe Mountain Trail is somewhat steep and zig-zags through a typical mixture of oak, manzanita, juniper, opuntia and soap-tree yucca. The route veers from south to north and leads up a gully before exiting into the completely flat summit at an elevation of over 5,000 feet.
You will feel like you are on the top of the world! You will experience 360 views! Bring your camera for this spectacular spot. This is a great spot for sunset photos!