Fay Canyon Trail

EASY 39 reviews
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Fay Canyon Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ 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.

2.3 miles 173 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


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.

4 days ago

4 days ago

So pretty! Easy trail with moderate traffic. Scenery is spectacular! Will do again and take more time to slow down to take it in better.

13 days ago

Real nice easy hike

14 days ago

Easy there and back trail that starts with flowers and bushes, goes through trees near a dry creek (maybe not always dry?), and finishes past the "Maintained Trailhead" upon the side of a mountain, overlooking the valley below. The end of the trail requires a bit more effort but not too difficult. Others have called it a "scramble" and that sounds about right to me.

Breathtaking. Don't miss it - keep moving until you get to the semi-flat area where you can sit and enjoy. We all agree this is the part of the hike that made it one of our favorite Sedona hikes.

You'll park in the parking lot across the street from the beginning of the trailhead. Well marked. Small restroom facility in parking lot. We didn't see too many people; less than at the more popular trails like Devil's Bridge. According to the park website, a red rock pass is NOT required for this trail.


16 days ago

1 month ago

The best part of this trail by far is scrambling up the rocks past the "End of Maintained Trail" signs for some epic views. We spent about 45 minutes on the actual trail, and almost as much time exploring the side of the bluff at the end. Amazing hike!

1 month ago

Totes epic for an easy trail. I'm all about the reward at the end of the trail and this one was amazing.

2 months ago

Easy hike with nice views.

2 months ago

It's definitely an easy one but some great views. It's a good 'starter' hike for Sedona.

4 months ago

Great trail for beginners. Such beauty! You will not be disappointed!

4 months ago

A very easy and great trail for families with little ones. the wife and I took our kids there yesterday and it was great. The only slightly disappointing thing is at the end of the path you end up with really not much of a view. Overall, it was a great hike a d would do it again!

4 months ago

Great trail for all skill levels. If you feel adventurous you can take one of three excursions off the main trail for some fantastic vantage points. The arch trail is on the right about 0.6 miles in. Another branch to the right further up the main trail goes to some cool column rock formations. At the end of the main trail you can climb up the canyon wall and follow a fairly worn trail to the back of the canyon. Amazing views if you are willing to stray off the main path.

5 months ago

Simply beautiful! Got a thunderstorm in the bargain. I gave it 4 stars because there was no waterfall.

6 months ago

Easy hike. Great views. Half way there is a side trail up to a small cathedral that is worth the hike. Problem there is no sign posting.

7 months ago

A very easy trail with beautiful views. We climbed the broken arch at the end and saw a spectacular view of Sedona. A little scrambling up this last part, but well worth it for the views and peace.

7 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Except if you want to climb to the top overlook of the canyon. But worth the hike!

9 months ago

Simple. Short. Well traveled. Cool broken arch at end

10 months ago

Nice stroll in the canyon. Nothing super special but at the end there is a way up into the canyon on a ledge. Not sure if you're supposed to go up there, so I stayed down and saw it from afar.

11 months ago

Great easy trail with a fun rock scibble at end for a lovely view if you desire.