Devils Bridge Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Was steep but a short hike. The trail was in moderate shape. Was slippery in places with pea gravel. Great wiew from the top. The trail went to the top of this one. This is a heavily traveled attraction.
So pretty and can't say enough about the views. To see that hole and stand on it was so fun. It is quite wide once you step out on to it. I agree that this was a moderate hike to the top.
Great trail! I recommend arriving early in the AM to get a bridge photo before the crowds. Only attempt to drive to the trailhead if you have a high clearance vehicle and are comfortable with off-road driving. It was a bit sketchy with a Jeep Patriot and I would not recommend it.
If you have a high clearance vehicle, you can skip the long road the the trailhead, but if not it's still a decent hike. The bridge itself the definitely the best part with a beautiful view.
We took Chuck Wagon trail for the approach instead of Vultee Arch, which has a lot of 4x4 traffic. Still got some engine noise and exhaust smell, but the final destination was worth it.
great trail, tends to be busy even on holidays. there is some climbing involved to get to the bridge, but doable by all ages.
High clearance drive on large rocks and deep ruts to get to the actual trail head. Steady climb to the arch. It was a weekend so there was a waiting line to do the photo op on the bridge. Good fun would do again.
One of the best photo ops of any hike. We back tracked and went under the bridge as well. Seems to be the only part of the trail without people on it. Greatly recommend using chuck wagon trail instead of walking down the access road. On weekends there will be plenty of people there waiting to take your picture for you. And be prepared for some scrambling towards the top. Gets pretty vertical.
This trail was not as bad as I thought. I made it to the top with no problems. The hike starts out flat and as you near the top, you start to climb more rocks. The views and pictures at the bridge are totally worth the hike. Highly recommended.
The actual Devil's Bridge is worth it. Glad I went and saw, would still recommend, but getting their was not a great journey.
Cons: The first part and majority of this trail is extremely easy with not a lot of change (scenery). It had such high traffic you could not get away from other people's conversations. Not just foot traffic either, but a lot of ATVs and jeeps. We were continually hearing them, having to get out of the way to then breath their exhaust fumes / eat their dust.
Pros: View from the top & Devil's Bridge. While waiting in line to go out onto the Devil's Bridge, it was kind of scary watching everyone as it was such a high drop. So cool. Again, even though the trail itself was not my favorite, the bridge was excellent and I'm glad I got to see it.
Great hike with wonderful views of the valley.
Beautiful trail well maintained and a good bit of traffic (both foot and ATV). The last bit of the trail can be quite difficult and is not for the faint of heart. Steep inclines and rock steps must be maneuvered carefully before reaching the top of Devils Bridge. It was well worth the climb!
First part easy, then increases in steepness. Very heavily trafficked. Dog friendly (lots of dogs).
Fun trails for my wife and twin 12 year olds but got me nervous when my 8 year old was wandering to close to cliff edges and the steep climb down.
Went up via the chuck wagon trail which was an easy meandering trail until you got to the actual trailhead for devils bridge. Moderate ascent to the top to see the natural bridge you can actually walk out on. On the way back we took the fork which takes you to the bottom of the bridge for another really cool view of the bridge. Fun hike!!
Can you camp here? I'm looking for a good hike to do in Sedona that I can camp. It says it's heavily trafficked so I'm assuming it's probably not the best place to camp