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Devils Bridge Trail was worth the hike! It was easy to find. Google maps will lead you to the Devil Bridge Parking Lot where passenger vehicles must park. There is a road that goes to the trailhead but it is only for jeeps and buggies and other vehicle s similar to that. There is a parking lot and it was free and a few spaces when we arrived around 2pm. Not many people were there the day we went which was Thursday a weekday. The trail does not start at the parking lot. There is a dirt road which must be taken in order to reach the trailhead. This road is not difficult. It is flat and very rocky but doable. The trail head for Devils Bridge will be clearly marked. I would say 70% of the hike up is easy to moderate level. It is a slight incline with lots of rocks. Just before the bridge the trail is moderately difficult. There will be stair-like rocks that take you all the way to the Bridge. Be careful on these rocks because the sand is fine therefore making the rocks slippery. I am 21 and have not exercised in a year and am scared of heights however this trail was easier than expected and shorter than expected. We went in August so the weather was nice with partially cloudy and partially sunny. Brings lots of water. I went with four people and we each drank 3 16oz bottles.

I was extremely nervous to take this hike because of some extreme reviews. However if you are in good health and good spirit then this hike is definitely a must do! I enjoyed it and the views were worth the climb!

Hiked Devil's Bridge this morning and the views are amazing! I drove to the parking area with my Subaru Outback and it was bumpier and more steep than I anticipated, I would recommend a higher clearance vehicle. Like others have mentioned get there in the morning to avoid the crowd and heat!

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great beginner hike to get in shape.

I did it today, it’s really nice but bring a lot of water with you

The view at the end his so nice, it was the best hike of my life !!!!

hiking
2 days ago

Love this hike. The views are worth it. Only downside is how busy it is at the top. People will stand in line to have their solo moment on the bridge and literally just make people wait until their 50 spread photo shoot is over. Unless you're like me and you walk across the bridge to sit at the end of it, out of their picture. Sorry, not sorry.

My first time hiking this trail...and LOVED it!! What I learned:
1) Trail is rocky, wear comfortable, supportive HIKING shoes, your feet will appreciate it. Take water shoes or sandals (Teva is my favorite) for when you’re ready to jump in the swimming holes
2) Have PLENTY of water to drink!! When you think you have enough, take some more. Other option is to fill your water bottle at the spring.
3) Watch our for critters...2 fellow hikers saw rattle snakes and 1 saw a tarantula...I got lucky and saw a deer.
4) The sun can be a bit brutal so make sure you have a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
5) Pace yourself on the way back up, take breaks in shady areas (when you can find one), the trail is exposed to the sun
6) Pack light snacks
7) DRINK WATER!!
8) Have fun!! Happy hiking!!

This trail is very nice and finished by a waterfall !! We took 3h to reach it. At the crossing roads between "Spring" and "Dam", the first one is a little bit longer and you have to cross the river just before the fall but the trail has more shadow and follow the river. Bring a lot of water (we have 3 liters per person), because the return climbs.

Outstanding hike. End view worth the “stairs”. If you can hike Piestewa in Phoenix you can easily do this.

Classic Arizona hike that all should do at least once. Well marked, great valley views and a good workout. We completed in less than 2 hours and that’s including breaks to admire the view. Go in the morning, when at least part of the trails are still in some morning shade.

hiking
6 days ago

Hard to imagine the views in Sedona getting much better than this. Easy to find the trailhead - just follow the rough dirt 'road' that is accessible only by high-clearance SUVs.

It's a rather easy walk to the vertical portion, and there is some minor scrambling to reach the top. So many trails in Sedona - we picked this one because of the uniqueness, and were rewarded with throngs of people just like us: the trail can be crowded and noisy.

Great moderate hike with great views from the top.

hiking
11 days ago

Great views! Nicely groomed trail. Saw lots of lizards.

no dogs allowed....?!

The first 3/4 of the hike is easy. The last quarter is steep a considerably more difficult. Getting to the bridge is well worth it. Beautiful views throughout the entire hike but the last view was unbelievable. Highly recommend checking this off your bucket list!

Love this hike. The view is spectacular and the hazy mountain tops are a treat to the eyes!

Great trails for families. One of my favorite ones.

hiking
18 days ago

We have 4 kids- 9, 7, 6, and 2. The bigger kids could do most of it all on their own. A few times we had to hold their hand but they loved it. There are a few cooler spots with small streams to play in. Beautiful scenery. The 2-year-old had to be held most of the time and passed between my wife and me, but we made it.

Beautiful hike. The bridge is something to behold. We all went out and took pictures it wasn’t till we were hiking back that my daughter says “I wonder if anyone has fallen off?” Be careful, but it is large piece of land to stand on, so it’s not so scary until you see the pictures.
Get there early to avoid the crowd!

Beautiful, beautiful place. Not a super challenging hike, but epic scenery, environs.

Great hike! And great view at the end.

deinitely a challenge at the end up to the bridge portion of the trail, bit totally worth it for the views.

hiking
21 days ago

I've heard people in my hiking group argue that this isn't a real hike, which I think is ridiculous. Their argument is that because this trail has a lot of placards along the way, identifying plants, it's more of a walk. I disagree - if you complete this trail to the end, there is absolutely some decent cardio. And, although there is no need to climb rocks, this is a trail that still requires grippy shoes because the texture of the trail is small gravel and loose dirt.
Views are nice, however all are of surrounding neighborhoods - you're not in a remote location, where you'll see minimal signs of life.
I like this trail because it enables me to maintain a decent cardio pace. It goes up, down, up, down. Then you return. This is why it's one of my fav hikes, and I go fairly regularly - it enables me to maintain a decent cardio.
This trail is well maintained with a staffed station at the entry, complete with bathrooms.
There are a lot of parking spaces, and typically I am able to easily park near the trailhead.

Great hike. Might be hard for young children.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome hike with a beautiful "rain forest" in the desert.

Wonderful trail with a great view. Felt safe the entire time. Only saw a few people. Just make sure you follow the signs carefully or you might end up in a different parking lot.

Some rock scrambling, amazing view

hiking
23 days ago

I would not call this a hiking trail, more like boulder climbing all the way to the bridge. I hike three times a week and this is not moderate, I would give this a very hard rating. There was no enjoyment for me taking this route to the bridge. This may be enjoyable for some people, just be prepared if you decide to go here. Also, be very careful when you get to the bridge, very slippery and dangerous rocks. If you are going there to see the bridge I would recommend the Gowan trail, short and steep. It is very beautiful there, but I will not be going back.

Fantastic easy hike. Doing the whole loop gives a decent workout. Shaded. Beautiful view at the observation deck, as well as boulders to climb around.

hiking
24 days ago

Breathtaking. There are so many stops along this trail that offer amazing views.

Couple of pointers:
- if you have a truck/equipped SUV you will be able to take the “road”, Vultee Arch/Dry Creek Road that leads to the start of the trail. This will save you a couple of miles

- bring lots of water

- bring a backpack, you will need two hands to get up and down the end of the trail, very steep

- wear non-slip shoes, the trail is very steep and the rocks are slippery

- the bridge is amazing. You can access it easily from the right side (looking at the bridge). If you are scared of heights don’t worry. Once you walk out you don’t feel like you’re walking on a bridge. It’s wider than you think.

- it would be beautiful to go at sunset

- dogs: great at the bottom and middle of the trail but very steep and narrow paths for top of the hill. We have two German Shepherds who we take hiking and I wouldn’t want them near some of the drop offs by the bridge

Favorite trail we did in Sedona.

Definitely a must do in Sedona. I wouldn’t do it again however since it was very crowded but it was a great little workout.

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