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Beautiful place

Nice fairly easy hike with some uphill, this hike is mostly shaded but not completely so bring a hat and sunscreen. If you are wanting to go to the Arches keep an eye out for a trial that will ver off to the right, it is not marked and VERY EASY TO MISS!

Remember to respect the environment and leave no trace.

hiking
2 days ago

11/10/2018 Trail was nice, however, if you follow the All Trail map the path turns on a foot path that is not maintained. This was not mentioned in the reviews . Very doable easy to moderate trail and we would do it again

Great hike but parking options are limited. Parking lot was full before 9am on Sunday.

Amazing views.

hiking
11 days ago

Pretty hike. We also did the loop around the mountain from Soldiers Pass over to the Brins Mesa trail to get more scenery. Tip: We went clockwise around and it was less steep of a climb than if we would have went counter clockwise. Parking lot at Soldiers Pass only holds 14 cars and fills up early in the AM. We had to park maybe 1/2 mile down the road away from the houses because you will get towed if you park in the neighborhood by the trail head. Brins Mesa trailhead which connects to Soldiers Pass had a bigger parking lot (we saw it as we hiked by it).
No restroom facilities at Soldiers Pass parking lot. You hike in mostly sun on these 2 trails.

This was a great trail -- just the right amount of moderate.

Just on the edge of the city - some houses visible but does not spoil the view.

Easy start -- steep uphill that affords amazing views --- southern exposure tho' - lots of sun.

I went up soldier trail -- then back by Brin and Cieoga (spellings are off in each) -- got another nice little second uphill before returning to soldiers pass parking.

Favorite in Sedona

hiking
13 days ago

Very nice different mountain, little confusing for direction, but we make it up to the scenic view, moderate cloning, definitely worth it!

Very nice trail. We chose to make the loop from Soldier Pass Trailhead, across the Jordan Trail to the Brin's Trail, up to its intersection with Soldier Pass Trail, then back down to Soldier Pass Trailhead. Nice trails. Even saw a small herd of a dozen deer.

Very enjoyable morning hike! Beautiful changing scenery that offers a great birds eye view of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Pretty easy for regular hikers but perfect if you want to see the area, get some exercise and don’t have a lot of time.

Amazing hiking. All the trail was very quiet so you could hear the sound of nature.

My pup and I really enjoyed this trail. It took us about two hours round trip; very beautiful views from start to finish. Saw a couple people at the very top, but didnt cross anyone while actually hiking. Some rocky, narrow parts of the trail towards the top but we had no issue with it! We will definitely be going back! FYI there is a $7 cash only admittance fee into the state park.

on Soldier Pass Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing views!

The hike is moderate/moderate.

Bring extra water, and do watch out for rattle snakes.

hiking
23 days ago

A good early morning workout hike. Not much shade, best in the fall/winter. Looks like great snake habitat in the summer. Trails are easy to follow and some veer off the main slightly for good views on the canyon. Somewhat littered from party people but not too bad. To reach the summit pile of boulders take some light scrambling. I'd recommend boots just because a twisted ankle would mean a tough hike out.

hiking
23 days ago

Parking info: Soldier Pass Rd. vs. Jordan Rd.
Very limited parking on Soldier Pass Rd. It was filled at 8:30 AM so we decided to go to the Jordan Rd. area which is a drive back over by uptown Sedona. What I didnt realize is that if you do that, it adds an additional 2 mile each way. From Jordan Rd. parking There are 2-3 trails that you must take first to get to Soldiers Pass trail. One is a short cut we hadnt noticed in advance. I recommend sticking with arriving early enough at the Soldiers Pass Rd. parking to get a spot. Otherwise, we liked the Brins Mesa hike best from Jordan Rd. A lot a steps tho.

This was a beautiful hike this morning! Great views of the desert or lake throughout the hike. The top is gorgeous! I think my kids would love this hike.

The trail does get more narrow and steep at the end which was hard for this pregnant body, but it’s worth it!

hiking
26 days ago

Hiked with our 8 and 13 year olds and they did just fine. We did go off path to find the secret cave and that was quite an adventure. Definitely a good choice for a moderate hike and beautiful views.

A day in the desert I’ll never forget. Great hike with out of this world views!! So beautiful, getting caught in the pouring rain didn’t even phase us!! It’s was magical!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail and the scenery are just beautiful. The way back to find is very hard because no signs anymore. It took us 2 miles more to find back. I recommend to take a good map with. All in all we made 6 miles in 3 hrs.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail with gorgeous views. We were able to go off the posted trail and find the secret cave. Absolutely worth it. Truly breathtaking views.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful surroundings! Trail not marked too well so got off path a few times.

1 month ago

Cool place to spend a few minutes watching sunset. As with other reviews, note it is not a hike. Very tight space with a little very short trail circling around stone amphitheater. Only space for about 15 cars along road and tiny parking lot. Took my Doberman and he enjoy sniffing around a little, oh and brought my boyfriend too and took cool sunset pics. The handful of people there very nice.

Great hike! Took my time walking clockwise, making photos along the way, with the best views especially around the mid-way point. I missed the trail that cuts across bypassing point B to get back to the trailhead which added a few more miles. A great case in point to know before you go. I had been rushing without paying attention to the sign posts thinking I needed to make it back before parking gates were locked around 5. I got back 20min after and there were still cars in the lot. My phone's GPS helped me navigate the return and I also carried a headlamp/plenty of water.

it was amazing

hiking
1 month ago

As mentioned before, you are not able Park until 8am. The trail near the top is not marked at all, so it is very easy to end up on Brin Mesa trail without realizing it. We backtracked and found Soldier Pass trail which was grown up and mostly in a dry gully. The trail was pretty, but quite hot. Unfortunately, much of the red rock views were obscured by smoke from a distant wildfire.

Nice short hike, Gorgeous view clean bathrooms.

Amazing Hike with Amazing Views! Nice clean bathrooms with a tarantula visitor that got rescued from Parks and Recreation...so cool to see!!!

Beautiful quick trail to hike in the early morning or evening away from the heat.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike, Would recommend when you visit!

on Soldier Pass Trail

2 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike. Fairly easy with great scenery. Trails are periodically marked and easy to stay in route. there's a sink hole along the way that's cool to see. to do a loop you can connect to a couple other trails that are explained at trail head. Get here early, parking lot gate opens at 8am and only 14 spots. fills fast

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