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Soldier Pass to Brins Mesa is a 'must-see' hike. The trail is well maintained and makes for a fairly easy walk. There is a long, gradual ascent to the mesa, although a few uphill spots rate as moderate. The views throughout the hike and from the crowning mesa are awe inspiring, transcendant, unforgettable. The trailhead parking is practically non-existent, so be prepared to park far away and walk some distance to reach the trail. This is a minor aggravation, but well worth the glorious views. Even on a weekend, the trail did not seem crowded. I will be back again and again for this fantastic hike.

4 days ago

unbelievable sights and easy trail

Took the kids here first days. They did great! We went and looped around to the Church and then back to the parking lot. Kids 5,9,12 managed wonderfully.

Took my older parents, they loved it. A beautiful, easy walk. I continued on past the maintained trail. You can climb up along a cliff line and it does not disappoint. The view is spectacular, you can even see Bell Rock in the distance.

I love this trail. It's small but yet challenging in some area's. Finally got to go down devil's stair case in the rain. Made my girls scream sliding down. The best!!

Excellent hike with kids. Our kids ages (15, 14, 9). Excellent views and scenery. We did this hike at 9:30am and brought plenty of water. Was a perfect hike for our kids ages. Remember to yell for the echo! That thought that was cool!

10 days ago

Great hike! Pretty rocky so definitely a moderate level. Get some great views of Flagstaff throughout the hike. Good mix of incline and decline throughout.

10 days ago

The scamper at the end of the trail makes this nice easy trek a five star for any age.

Nice easy trail, some of the best views in Sedona if you climb up the broken arch at the end of the trail, you won't regret it!

Could use trail markers. Very pretty though.

14 days ago

Very well marked trail. It’s a busy area with many hikers and bikers. Everyone was considerate in the narrow areas. If it has rained or there is frost on the trail be careful walking on the slate. We had our dogs and they had some issues on the slippery parts. All-in-all, this trail is highly recommended.

So yesterday, myself and my amazing dude/partner in crime/companion in living hiked around this trail. I say AROUND the trail, because no trail can contain our adventurous souls. We scrambled up some treacherous slopes to explore some ****classified**** and open our hearts while basking in the beautiful golden sun. We dissuaded and then encouraged each other to climb to the top of a towering spire, because we aspire to, and inspire each other to, live. Never be afraid to reach new heights, and make sure whoever you bring along will challenge and help you to do just that. Never be afraid to challenge and help that person in the same way as well. The birds flying through the canyon above will remind you how amazing it is to live free; the rich history of the natives will make you feel connected to the original way of life we come from- pure, simple, natural, brave. Watch out for Gila monsters and Godzilla lizards. After this hike, my skin is a shade darker, my heart is an ounce lighter, and my appreciation for this world, this place, and this human being is still immeasurable!
Do something today that someone like you would be inspired by.
If you’re not living, you’re dying.
-lauren rose :-)

First trail in Sedona for me. Enjoyed it immensely. Good easy trail with a rewarding beautiful view at the end. Gr6time

15 days ago

It was beautiful and not too strenuous of a hike the only thing that made it rough was the altitude since we’re not used to it. We went early March and the trail was pretty muddy with snow scattered around but the temperature was great since it was cool but the sun was shining. There weren’t any wildflowers but the views were still nice mixed in with the snow.

15 days ago

Very dog friendly. Pretty well marked as well. Great views. For you coffee drinkers, there’s a bathroom at the parking lot. Don’t forget your parking pass. It’s not too steep at any one spot and for the most part there are not a lot of loose rocks on the path.

Favorite hike in Sedona.

16 days ago

easy to moderate once you begin to climb the mesa about 1.5 mi into the trail. views are great on top of the mesa couldn't find the last fork so turned abound at brines mesa turnoff. went the day after a snow, trail was very muddy!

Easy hike. We did only part walking with an older dog great views even on a short walk.

18 days ago

Beautiful trail. The small climb up at the end provided the most beautiful view

Great easy hike.....beautiful views —mountain bikers would love this easy loop

Kind of a boring hike at first- lots of views of the neighborhood below. However it gets better if you stick with it, and coming back, it was very a very pretty perspective. We did about 6.2 miles total round trip, but part of that was a continuation onto Soldier Pass Trail.

Trail can be muddy at times this part of the year, and lots of mountain bike traffic - not many other hikers past the main area.
Probably won’t do it again but it was beautiful and enjoyable this time!

Amazing hike! Sedona is so beautiful!

My first trail while I was in Sedona...the sights were incredible to see from above.

Very beautiful a few miles in.

24 days ago

Very nice, combination of woods and red rocks

Parking is an issue, just 10 cars, police and tow away in the surrounding

Start on the right branch and come back in the left one

Went in the last part of January in the late afternoon and we had the place to ourselves. Absolutely beautiful river and waterfalls. We went swimming. The road in is rough, but certainly doable in a 2 wheel drive truck or SUV.

25 days ago

Great hike beautiful

Beautiful hike. Terrain is varied-there are a few rocky portions. You are behind the Enchanment Resort for the first mile but then it is just woods and the gorgeous red rocks!

on Fay Canyon Trail

25 days ago

pleasant easygoing hike. Nice views back down the canyon.

on Boynton Canyon Trail

25 days ago

Beautiful views all around on pleasant hike. Parking can be hard to come by so start early

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