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Beautiful trail. Climbing up/down rocks isn’t optional, other than that it was an easy hike. A lot of opportunities to just sit and listen to nature. We started at Jordan trailhead and hiked to Soldiers Pass then finished with Brins Mesa.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful view from the near end of the trail. The last .5 miles is difficult to find and we didn’t go to the suggested end because it was so covered with foliage. Overall, beautiful trail.

Beautiful loop to hike. Would recommend starting at the Brins trailhead and doing the loop clockwise. Going the other direction has much steeper climbing for longer stretches.

hiking
3 days ago

If you have a 4x4 high clearance car & are able to make it to the trailhead, then the hike is only maybe a mile round trip. There were about 4 other grps there when we went. One of the grps were playing some music and had blankets all in the cave so we couldn’t even go in.

Beautiful views, trail is easy to follow.

Great trail, definitely would recommend going from west to east for an easier walk. We came from Devil’s Bridge.

Pretty neat trail with some amazing views. A lot of bird life going on deep within the trail once you get above the tree line. A few steep ascensions but other than that a simple yet decently long hike. My dog didn’t have too much trouble with those few steep climbs so neither should anyone else.

It’s so beautiful here . Different view all around you . My favorite one !

amazing hike done MLK weekend 2018. view at the end is beautiful

Trail offers great views and an amazing scenery. My girlfriend and I were able to do this hike quite easily and we are not regular hikers. Going to see and experience the inside of the Soldiers arch is well worth the entire hike. The 7 sacred pools are pretty cool too. Good hiking boots/shoes are recommended since there are a lot of rocks and mud that you can step on/in. Great hike and will definitely make this a yearly trip!!

Started the hike at the Yavapai trail head which connected with hiline. Amazing hike. I turned this in and out trail into a loop trail totally about 9 miles. Hiline connects with Baldwin which finds its way to templeton which then connects with slim shady that leads back into yavapai. The first mile of the hike is amazing...has stunning views. Once you’ve reached this plateau you then descend down on the other side of it which doesn’t have all that great of views but once you reach Baldwin you’ll walk along the river. It’s pretty awesome. You’ll be under the trees which this time of year has an amazing fall like smell...keep going a little while longer and you’ll get some amazing views of cathedral rock. After that it’s basically a smooth hike with the same views as the very beginning. Overall awesome hike though. Not hard just took some time..about 2 1/2 hours in total.

We tried to hike this trail during the New Year Eve snowstorm. Went clockwise and made it to the Hangover trail before turning back. Came back on Jan 11th and completed the loop. I’m glad we turned around the previous hike. I’d consider this hike easy if not for the scrambling needed with a few places on Hangover. Favorite Sedona hike.

hiking
11 days ago

The hike from the TH is uneventful. Take the time to look around at your surroundings and enjoy the beauty rather than just looking at the boring dirt road you are walking on. My wife and I chose to leave the road and follow a game trail paralleling the road. Felt more like a hike. The destination is amazing and well worth the time spent getting out there.

Great trail with great views! Whole family loved it and got great photos.

Easy hike that doesn’t take too long. Only a few good views but those few views are awesome. Ends at a T intersection with another trail. Definitely worth the hike.

When I hike i prefer to be completely out in the wilderness. The only reason this hike didn’t score a 5 for me was because a decent amount was spent close to a dirt road where I heard several trucks coming and going, as well as on the back side of the hike the steady hum of the highway down below. This typically would be a deal breaker for me, however I would absolutely go back and do this hike again. Magnificent views, very clearly marked, and as others have said, you really get to see a little bit of everything that Sedona has to offer. 2 days ago there was still a few spots with 4ish inches of snow, however it’s totally doable in standard footwear (I encountered one hiker with poles, winter coat and shoe spikes. He looked me up and down goes “Well. I won’t comment on your footwear, but we are really glad to have this gear”. 10 minutes later I was passed by a trail runner in a T-shirt and Nike’s

Beautiful hike throughout. Good mix of woods and open space! I did it in the cold rain which I don’t recommend but it was still beautiful. Be careful though because it’s easy to start heading the wrong direction so pay attention! It’s easy to realize and find your way back on track at least!

Enjoyable for the whole family.

Beautiful hike! The scenery was gorgeous all the way through. Going up the mesa was a good climb, but other than that, it was a pretty easy hike. So many different scenic changes throughout and a couple of neat discoveries you might not expect make it even more interesting. I'd recommendend it!

been there and it's amazing!

Fun hike. Relatively easy. Just some areas really change in elevation. Beautiful scenery all around, wherever you are on the trail. Fresh smell of pine. We went between 10am and 1pm and there was very low traffic.

Great hike! Did the 5.2 mile Brins Mesa to Soldiers Pass to Jordan/Cibola pass loop at 7 1/2 months pregnant* and found it to be perfect - a good challenge at times but a great mix of ups and downs, alternating such that it was completely manageable. Great milestones to look forward to (7 sacred pools, sinkhole, etc) and keep you going!

*caveat that I have worked out - weights, spin or yoga - consistently 3-4 times per week since becoming pregnant

This is an absolutely gorgeous hike with breathtaking views!! I’m so glad we did it, but that being said, I’m not going to lie...for a 40-
something Midwest mom with an overactive adrenaline response, I was terrified a few times! I had no idea we would be scrambling up a mountain on a hike listed as moderate, but I would definitely do it again, and if my husband and I can do it, you probably can too. We went clockwise and noticed the sign for Hangover at the end indicates it is for expert level hikers and bikers. Glad we didn’t have our kids, and ready for a Bloody Mary afterwards!! Perfect in early January. Took us about 4 1/2 hours.

This is a superb trail. It is always scenic and frequently spectacular. There is a wide variety of terrain and enough challenge to make it interesting. On January 3 when we did this hike there was still 3-6 inches of snow in some shaded and/or north facing sections but it was manageable with low hikers. There are some narrow sections with somewhat steep drops and a couple of spots where scrambling is required. This may unsettle some people but I think most experienced and reasonably fit hikers will enjoy the variety presented by this trail. Highly recommended.

Some of the best views of red rocks you will have on foot in Sedona, plus a nice peek at Enchantment resort. I hiked it during winter (Jan 2) when the last 2/3 was snow-covered which made it extra soft yet not slippery since this is not a very steep trail. I got a late start - 3 PM - but going at a clip, made it round-trip by 5:45 just past sunset (late start worth it to have the entire final 4 miles ALL to myself on what is normally a busy trail - I didn’t see or hear a soul). If hiking in winter especially late in the afternoon wear footwear with good tread and warm clothing - Canyon cools fast once the sun gets low.

This could very well be the most beautiful trail in Sedona. The views at cowpies are amazing. Not many people on the trail. The hangover trail can be scary at times. Def need proper shoes and not doable when icy

hiking
22 days ago

This was a nice trail with pretty scenic views, however, it is a very popular trail so you won’t ever have the feeling of being alone in the wild, and you’ll have to listen to some pretty banal conversations from some basic hikers on the trail. No one on one time with the vortex here. However, in the beginning or as end of the trail you can take a slight detour and climb a vortex point. You can actually climb to the very top of the lower one and have some QT time with the vortex there cause 99% of the people wont climb up. There it is amazing, and one of the best vortex experiences I had in Sedona.

hiking
23 days ago

Giving this a 5/5 even though we didn’t fully finish. Originally planned to do Solider Pass with the Mesa loop to add some more distance and views. About an hour into the hike we got hit with some snow which started to pick up as we got to the end of Solider Pass so we decided to turn back to avoid getting lost. Pretty well marked and trafficked is not too difficult to find your way around unless it ends up snowing a few inches while you’re up there.

snow! what a wonderful hike.

Awesome rock structures, sink hole, riparian forest. Do the loop with Bryn Mesa but don’t take the Jordan Trail unless you don’t mind following electrical wires. Soldiers pass =great hiking. Decent elevation and good workout!

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