Fay Canyon Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
Good canopy and cool canyon bottom make for an excellent hike. Trail is a loose red powder. Some rocky parts where the trail crosses an old dry / seasonal creek bed. DO WATCH OUT FOR BEARS.
This was an easy out & back trail. When the trees clear, and you can do some optional climbing at the end of the trail, you get some great views. The end of the trail is what makes this hike worth it.
Awesome afternoon hike with the family. Warm and sandy trail was just what we needed today!
Overall a nice Easy Trail. It just can't compete with trails of similar difficulty in Oak Creek Canyon (Broken Arrow, Little Horse, Courthouse Butte). This trail is not as "wide open" as the others. For a good portion of it you feel like you are walking through the woods. A good change-of -pace trail when in the area.
Shorter trail following a dry river bed. Amazing views of the canyon and formations but it easy busy even in the slow season.
Beautiful and easy.
Nice short walk on mostly flat terrain. Good for children. Plenty of shade. Paved parking lot.
Hike up to the arch on the way. It's amazing. At the end of Fay Trail climb up the rocks for a beautiful view of Sedona valley. Half the trail is in the sun, and the second half is through the cool wash shaded with trees.
Awesome trail. If you go, you'll see why.
The trail-head is easy to drive to and there is a bathroom at the spot. The hike itself is easy and there is lots of shade on the way. There was also a lot of small trails on that went off in different directions if you are feeling adventurous.
Note: There is no waterfall.
Pretty easy hike with majority being in the shade. Good hike for kids. When you reach the end of the trail, there's an opportunity to walk further into the canyon. The climbing from there becomes much more difficult and steep. Great views the higher you climb.
This trail is well maintained and has a good variety of vegetation and fun offshoots. The trail itself is very short and manageable for young children. Beyond the trail, climbing up the huge rock formation at the end was by far the best part. The views from the top are incredible. I highly recommend this trail as an easy, short jaunt. Be warned that it gets busy on the weekends, but there is lots of overflow parking available.