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Pretty easy trail. Super peaceful. Parking lot is teeny.

Great hike, went for sunrise and were the only ones there! Make sure to explore the top once you are there, so many amazing views.

The trail was very hard to follow, got lost at least five times if not more. Was unable to find the cave/arches and the sacred ponds were very underwhelming. A long distance for little reward. Parking space was very limited as well.

hiking
2 days ago

Very dissapointing. Boring trail, chunk of it runs alongside a resort with some barbed wire, too many houses in view. No great viewssssss, then decends into a rather unkempt forest. Maybe its better in the spring when theres water? Who knows. Worst hike in my week in Sedona. There a many amazing trails here. Im at a loss as to why anyone would bother with this.

Excellent trail. The last part is in the shade, so, dress for it. Scenery is breathtaking.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is maybe 100 yards up the road from Manzanita Campground. We did it fine without hiking poles, but I would recommend proper hiking boots. It gets very windy near the top. Well worth continuing on to Vultee Arch.

Nice long trail with good views and fun stream crossings. Got lost a few times so helped that people were around. I bet this is beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing!

Great trail reminded us of the PNW with all the pine trees.

This was my second time on this trail ! Totally love it .It is So worth hiking to the end!! The first time I hiked it I got to enjoy flute music from someone way up on the highest peak just as you enter the trail, the sound was incredible! I could hear it for a long distance as I continued on my hike! I hoped I could experience it again , maybe next time. As I started my hike it was warm then hot , as I entered the forest the temperature dropped , which was very inviting! Meditating and experiencing the vortex areas is very spiritual for me ! Try it you’ll like! You’ll see!

This hike should be rated ‘easy’. It’s a flat walk to the pools and they were quite beautiful. We were there right around 3pm and the sun was directly in our field of vision in front of the pools. We waited it out and finally got some good photos after it went behind the rocks. The parking lot is so SO small. We attempted to park several times throughout the day before finding a parking spot. There’s no parking in the residential neighborhood nearby. I would not have been willing to park several miles away.

4 days ago

Was a blast! Cant wait to do it in the warmer months to swim in the water holes!

on Soldier Pass Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Great views! There is a large network of trails in this area and numerous trails that link up to this trail. Pay attention to your direction as you can easily start walking on another trail and not realize it. They are all great trails so can’t really go wrong, but you may end up on a longer hike than you initially planned on.
Great views and landscapes along the way! Love this trail!

My husband and I did this hike in December. As people have said, there is little shade so start early and bring a hat/ lots of water. It took about 2 hours to get up and 1 hour to come back down, with little breaks/stopping. I think the trail is actually well marked... but I can see where people would get confused. As long as you follow the white markings and shoe prints, you should make it there just fine. Coming down is definitely hard on the knees and I can imagine this would be hard for anyone with significant knee problems. We loved all the views and so far this is our favorite Sedona hike!

hiking
7 days ago

This hike was my first hike in Sedona and I was not disappointed. I expected it would take me about 3-4 hours but I ended up staying on the trail for 6 because I was stopping and enjoying the diverse scenery. As soon as you pass the retreat (which was loud due to construction) you run across a vortex tucked away in the brush. I noticed a few colorful totem poles that lead me right to it. As you continue through the canyon it turns from low brush to a beautiful Forest. I was surprised to see fallen yellow leaves, moss & grass out in the "desert". The trail only gets rugged towards the end, but is totally doable for inexperienced hikers. Once you make it to the end, there is a nice size space to sunbath on the rocks and enjoy the scenery. On my way back down I found another vortex area tucked off the side of the trail. I enjoyed a short break there before making my way back to the trail head. I highly recommend taking this hike!

walking
7 days ago

Great trail. Moderate, easy and then sometimes butt burner. Keep in mind tho that the red sand is fine and if it has rained, which it had the day before we got there, it will be like clay and stick to your shoes or wheels, which for us having a new SUV we needed to get our horse brush out to clean them before putting in our vehicle.

good easy climb, beautiful at the top! spend some time walking around and seeing all sides at the top!

hiking
10 days ago

Worth the little bit of a climb. Very beautiful views at the top!

Hard to get there

In the winter this is a moderate trail because crossing icy rocks many times isn’t easy. Still fun, but bring a walking stick, carry an extra pair of socks, and have dry shoes waiting in the car.

An easy hike with a gradual elevation gain and several stream crossings. Views are amazing.

Great and smoth

Amazing panoramic views. Incredible sunset and easy quick get down under darkening skies. Good for dogs and wide summit.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Loved the views. Lots of places for nice photos. Unfortunately my husband slowed me down. Ended up taking 2 1/2hours start to finish.

Parking space is extremely limited, due to this we did not do the hike

The fork that leads to the arches is 1.3 miles from the parking lot. The scramble up to the arches is well worth the effort!

Fantastic hike, a must do in Sedona!!! Our B&B host recommended this, and we loved it! A quick hike (including rocky scrambles), mostly in the shade, with a stunning view at the end and lovely desert plants. When you think you’ve reached the end, keep going... highly recommend. :)

Amazing views from top and man playing flute was so cool! Easy and good for kids.

We started out on this trail and due to the hot weather, decided to veer off on the shorter Vista Trail (about 20 minutes each way from the trailhead). We saw the yin (Kachina - feminine) and yang (male) vortices, along with a stunning view of the valley below. Highly recommend this short and rewarding hike!

Super fun. easy. beautiful. you do walk across the river a few times so be prepared.

very easy nice hike but I did get lost a few times

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