Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Courthouse Butte Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 456 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

rocky

A short, sloped ascent to the base of Cathedral Rock. Hiking to Courthouse Butte allows great views of Cathedral Rock without the dangers of the final, very steep ascent to the saddle. Courthouse Butte is also connected to several other trails in the area. Take the wide Bell Rock Pathway from the kiosk toward Bell Rock. It climbs gently and at 0.50 miles there is a signed intersection with the Courthouse Butte Loop Trail. Continue ahead on the wide trail (this description is for taking the loop clockwise). The trail continues a gentle climb circling to the west of Bell Rock. It levels out and curves to the north below the slopes of Bell Rock.

trail running
13 days ago

awesome loop. I do this loop every time I visit Sedona. great for running.
spectacular views the entire way.

16 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Easily accessible, very scenic hike, suitable for most.

29 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great easily accessible hike offering good distance and some vertical on the backside. Great scenery of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte but can get crowded on weekends.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Actually did the big loop to the courthouse butte loop to add additional distance and for some better views further from the rock formation. Not too difficult, it took us around 2 hours.

4 months ago

The trail is in great condition. Look out for bikes.

5 months ago

did this hike twice in one week during sedona vacation. Hiked with husband and kids, it's very beautiful. It was more difficult the first time, I had to adjust to the higher altitude, by second visit, breathing much easier. Felt so awesome afterwards!

6 months ago

Great hike

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails in Sedona. Well marked trails and a lot less crowded than Bell Rock. The views are beautiful and the trail is easy. Get your camera ready for some beautiful pictures. Get there early for parking is limited. Highly recommend this trail!!

8 months ago

Take this route to challenge yourself. follow the stone markers along path.

8 months ago

Great views. Flat and easy. Well marked. Bell mountain leg was very crowded.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easy hike. Very pretty views.

hiking
1 year ago

This is one of my absolute favorite hikes. The views are stunning and the trail is less congested than the Bell Rock Pathway. Personally, I find the hike to be very easy, with almost no incline and being well-marked. I always do this trail in addition to the Bell Rock Trail.

1 year ago

Great hike. Easy pace.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy, steady loop around the rock makes for a day as long as you want with several choices of trails. Made it 4.5 miles around, gorgeous views from all parts. Great for kids!

1 year ago

Great family hike! Lots of people but not overly crowded. Went early on a Sunday morning.

1 year ago

Great for hiking and moderate level for biking.

hiking
1 year ago

Great views, easy to moderate trail

hiking
1 year ago

A nice walk in a beautiful area. I have been on this trail many times and love the Red Rocks. The best time I went there was several years ago in the snow with my dog! Was a magical experience! The trail is really easy and yields some good photos. Go early as it is really popular.