Slide Rock Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Slide Rock Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, AZ that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.7 miles 55 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

walking
14 days ago

This isn't really a hike. But it's a cool place to see. The river flows over some gorgeous red rocks. You can hop around the rocks for a short distance. It can be peaceful but mainly it's a crowded area.

hiking
3 months ago

definitely a great tourist attraction

hiking
3 months ago

Be careful as the rocks can be mossy and watched a few people bust open their head when they fell unexpectedly. A lot of people in the summer. If you can travel a little further out of town it's worth not fighting the people and traffic. Start early.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

I would give this 5 Stars, but when I went with my family this summer, it was $30 per car! Beautiful place! Definitely a must see. My parents came and they are in their 70s. The steps you will go down initially were a little tough for them. They were fine, but needed to go slow and hold someone. In the summer, the rocks are very slippery from being wet, but wow was the rock jumping and rock sliding a blast! I have also been here when it is cooler out and in the winter time. Always a pleasure.

4 months ago

Went here with my mom after we hiked out of the Grand Canyon! Easy walk down to the creek! The creek is very crowded with people picnicking or sliding down the natural rock slide in the icy cold creek. Very refreshing on a hot day! My mom and I walked upstream in the creek a ways...only challenge is the rocks are very slippery (even in good water shoes), so good water shoes are a must!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Ok
I refused to pay the $10 park fee after u already purchased a day parking pass so I continued pass the bridge toward flag staff about half a mile there a section of road you can park on and walk about 1/4 mile back towards ridge when you get there walk down the trail and go right there's a few ledges that you need to navigate to get down it I did it really easy
As you just need to go slow and look for the right spots to set your foot

8 months ago

More of a reprieve from the heat and a beautiful picnic spot.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Not a hike but it's still pretty to see

hiking
1 year ago

Slide rock is very unique and worth the walk to see; however, it definitely shouldn't be considered a hike. There isn't really a trail, but the area is very busy with families enjoying the water.

Just breathtaking. One of my favorite trails in the country.

hiking
1 year ago

We went swimming here & very little hiking. CRAZY AMAZING FUN FOR FAMILIES----BUT YOU MUST WEAR KEENS!! We saw literally dozens of people fall who were barefoot or wore those cheap water socks----you will need more tread on those slick red rocks.

walking
1 year ago

Fun! Water was very cold though...

hiking
2 years ago

The park was an early homestead that grew apples. The scenery is awesome! It was too cold to get in the water when we were there, but it sure looked inviting. The water is so clear. The trails are well kept (The first part is a sidewalk). Very nice!

walking
2 years ago

Not much of a hike or even a walk for that matter. But if you get ambitious it's neat to explore. Pretty packed in the summer tho

hiking
3 years ago

Being a parent of a 10 month old, this was highly disappointing. From reading about this park, I expected more of a hike. The "hike" is pretty much a walk from your car a short jaunt to the water. As much as it sucked for hiking, this is a great place for kids, and we will bring our son back in a few years to "hike" down and swim a bit. The creek itself was very awesome. The poor rating is merely because I expected a hike.

hiking
3 years ago

The trail is not much, you go there for the swimming and "rock slides". It's not exactly Schlitterbahn but its pretty cool that it's all natural. We found a ledge to jump off into (posted in pictures) where the water deepened, and once we started doing that everyone was trying it. This was a good little spot to spot and cool off after a morning of more rigorous hikes.

nature trips
4 years ago

Very cool trail, but very busy- lots of kids at slide rock. Great, interesting diversion for a couple of hours! You can slide down slide rock.... into some ice water!