Fay Canyon Trail

EASY 93 reviews
#5 of 124 trails in

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.

2.3 miles 203 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

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.

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5 days ago

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.

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7 days ago

Awesome afternoon hike with the family. Warm and sandy trail was just what we needed today!

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8 days ago

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.

8 days ago

9 days ago

Shorter trail following a dry river bed. Amazing views of the canyon and formations but it easy busy even in the slow season.

9 days ago

Beautiful and easy.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice short walk on mostly flat terrain. Good for children. Plenty of shade. Paved parking lot.

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13 days ago

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16 days ago

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20 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome trail. If you go, you'll see why.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.