Huckaby Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ that features a river 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.
dogs on leash
Beautiful hike with fantastic views. South to North, with a vehicle shuttle. Highly recommended!!!
Great morning for a hike! Sun wasn't strong and a nice breeze. Rather easy through some parts but all-in-all a great workout. Great views and the stream at the end provides a nice change from the arid landscape the rest of the trail.
Fun trail - some inclines that will kick you buns a little but the scenery is amazing!
Nice hike. Up and down the whole way. To get to river you go down a couple hundred feet. River was running good and the cool water felt good on the feet. Not much shade at all so water and hat should be available. Scenic views of Sedona and surrounding hills.
Date of visit July 31, 2016
This was our first of four hikes in AZ. The Sedona area was even more beautiful than we imagined. A crazy storm hit us mid-way through the hike and we had to go off trail to take shelter. Fortunately, we stumbled upon a lovely secret garden/gazebo. The rain didn't let off, so we just went with it and hiked back to the car in the downpour. We all agreed that really just added an extra level of fun to the adventure. Trails were not really clearly marked, so if you are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the trail you will want to plan it out ahead of time to make sure you reach the creek. We plan to go back sometime in the next year to finish the whole trail and probably explore a few more.
It is a great trail. The cold dip in the stream before the hike back was well worth it. Amazing!
This trial is awsome. Bring swim gear. There are lots of spots to stop and chill along the creek.
You can do this trail from a couple locations. If you start at Midgeley Bridge, the trail goes straight to the Creek with options to continue onwards to Grasshopper point 0.5 miles further. Or you can take it south for 2 miles or so to the Shnebley Hill Rd. trailhead. I have done this trail twice...from the bridge and from Shnebley. The latter trailhead is sunny for the first half and starts out ascending the mesa before dipping down into the creekbed. Either starting point you choose, you end up at the Creek and have opportunity to wade or lay-out on the rocks. It is shady here and the rushing water is beautiful just to sit and watch. Very recommended
Beautiful trail, great geocache.
This is an easy trail to fallow except when you get to Oak Creek, just fallow the Canyon walls on the hwy side.
This is an out and back trail with beautiful views of the red rocks. I didn't encounter mountain bikers while on this trail. Bring as much water as you can carry and enjoy!
Started out at 9 AM and returned by 12:30 PM. The hike is more like 2.8 miles one way. Enjoyable morning hike when the temperature was in the mid 60s. Only saw one bicyclist but saw several hikers with dogs - it seems that Oak Creek is a favorite for mans best friend after a moderate hike in the sun.
This trail is a mix....a mix of ecosystems, people, and use. I will say that cyclists are starting to use this trail frequently. There really is NOT any room for hikers and cyclists on this trail. Many parts are about 2 feet wide and bikes can come flying down the side of the trail. It is great fun for the cyclists, but the hikers need to jump out of the way. At one point me and the cyclist's handlebars couldn't fit easily past each other. Cyclists are supposed to yield to hikers, but that never happened on my hike,
The trail is 2.8 Miles one way. You can park a car at the trail head on Schnebly Hill Road and one at the Midgley Bridge and only hike the 2.8, or do it round trip. We did a round trip. Please be aware of a few things, you do need to cross the creek, so if you have an issue with that, it will be a round trip. The crossing is near the end by the bridge. Also, there are beautiful pictures of brush, water, and trees, that is only the last part of the trail. Much of it is up and down hills in a desert landscape.
I would not hike this trail in summer or on any hot afternoon. Also if you are a traveler, this is in higher elevations and will be more strenuous. Many were stopped along the trail needing to catch their breath. Bring water with you. There are facilities and this is a popular trail, You need a pass to park here, so it will cost at least $5 to hike the trail, but this pass covers many trails and you can get a weekly pass for $15. There is a machine at the Schnebly Hill Trail head to purchase them.
The trail is beautiful with views of "uptown" Sedona and Oak Creek. In the spring there are lots of wildflowers , birds (including Zone tail hawks), and lizards. It is a good hike to get your heart pumping. Bring a camera, and enjoy!
Don't be mistaken, only a small portion of this trail is in the creek area, the majority is up on the opposite hillside. I did this hike in early summer, and it was hot once you got out of the creek. Very nice though! Great views. In my way back I ate lunch down in the creek and took a swim in a lesser known pool. A beautiful hike with plenty to look at!