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on Casner Canyon Trail

5 hours ago

Casner Canyon Trail is a tough trail. It is a continuous uphill trail becoming very steep in certain sections of the last 2/3rds going up. It is very rocky on the trail so have sturdy soled shoes otherwise your feet will be hurting at the end of the hike up and down. The first third of the hike is in typical interesting terrain through trees. However the last 2/3rds of the hike starts to get boring as you climb the side wall of the Canyon amongst scrub brush. This is where it becomes a grind climbing continuously up and getting steep. Very very good cardio workout if that is what you are looking for. Park .4 miles past Grasshopper Point heading towards Flagstaff. There is a small paved turnoff on the right where you will see a old small road with a metal bar gate blocking the road. There is a larger dirt turnoff directly on the opposite side of the road. Walk past the metal gate on the old road and take the trail on your left down the embankment. At the bottom, turn left on Allen’s Bend Trail and head upstream. Where the Allen’s Bend trail definitely ends make your way perpendicular to the river. Look just a little ways upstream for the log you will use to cross the river. Piece of cake. No worries. Walk perpendicular to the river to locate the next small stream. Find your way around the small second stream by walking to your left when you get to it. Follow the rough path that skirts along the side of the steam going downstream now that you are across it. Eventually you will come to the wash that comes from Casner Canyon. Just on the other side of the wash is the beginning of the trail which now goes left. Use your All Trails app to find the trail and stay on it. Otherwise you might take a wrong turn. Take lots of water and some food. Enjoy your extreme cardio workout and the view at the top. Be very careful coming down because the many small and big rocks can be like marbles and your feet can go out from under you quickly. If that happens, watch out that you don’t put your hands right on a cactus when you try to save yourself from falling backwards. I feel there are so many much better interesting trails than this one. This one is for folks who just want to check off a box in their effort to walk every trail in Sedona.

This is a beautiful hike! Absolutely gorgeous scenery! You will cross the creek 13 times on the way in so you’ll definitely need waterproof shoes. Will definitely do again.

What a great trail! I would suggest getting on the trail early as there is no shade at the top. It was high 40’s low 50’s when we hiked it. The hard part is at the bottom, which is nice. Once you get towards the top the views are spectacular and the trail levels off. A previous review discussed insects, we did NOT have any trouble with them, but there are spots on top with standing water. Trekking poles would be a huge help, but we did without. Lots of loose rock.
Totally worth the effort!

on West Fork Trail

2 days ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes in Arizona. This hike is a go to year round and especially nice in the warm weather when you’re able to enjoy the water.

4 days ago

BEAUtiful!!! definitely will be back to see the wild flowers and the green!

5 days ago

Definitely one of the best trails I have ever done. Unfortunately we had gone on a day that was forecast to rain throughout the day and it was a bad decision since we didn’t have much rain-proof gear, so it was cold and wet. Nevertheless, the views were 10/10 and would definitely go back again on a sunny day. There’s not much incline but it is a decent distance to the end of the trail and the stream crossings definitely slow you down but makes for an interesting hike.

trail running
6 days ago

About 70% runnable; peaceful and not crowded. Great run, except for the herd of javalinas I came upon on the way back. Definitely my least favorite part!

6 days ago

Beautiful trail!

6 days ago

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.

9 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. Creek was a little difficult to navigate as the water was high after a rain but we did it! (We’re new to hiking, age 62). We thoroughly enjoyed this.

12 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!

Love this trail. The temperature was perfect in this first weekend of March. There was a lot of snow on the ground which was a really cool contrast with the creeks and the rocks and the trees.

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 :-)

19 days ago

wow! great views and this was our first trail we hiked in AZ. This will not disappoint

Perfect views of the Red Rocks and a good workout but easy enough!

20 days ago

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

I think February is the Best time for this trail. Not too crowded mix of snow and sun. Amazing views, amazing hike!

Very beautiful a few miles in.

27 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

27 days ago

pleasant easygoing hike. Nice views back down the canyon.

on Boynton Canyon Trail

27 days ago

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

Very easy hike with great views especially
If you pass the maintained trail sign and continue on. I would say it’s a good hike to bring the family on. Lots of foot traffic. Big parking area.

This was nice loop hike, really pretty views. Not too many on the trail, but it is close to the highway. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this is not the hike to do. We brought our two big dogs and had no issues.

1 month ago

Very beautiful hike

Love this trail. Did it last year and this year. We are 58 and 60 and the shear length of it was kind of tough but other than that a pretty easy trail. Saw a javelina 15-20 feet from us so had to grab my dog and cover her eyes so she didn’t get things stirred up.

This is an interesting site, not what I'd call a hike, but definitely worth the visit. Good to hit up before a longer hike or on a day when you need to rest.
As others mentioned, you need to make reservations ahead of time to visit the ruins/pictographs. The guides only take a small number of people up to the site every 30 minutes between 9am and 3pm. You could just show up and hope for a spot, but it's easy to just call them in the morning and pick a time. The cost is $5 per vehicle for the day pass, unless you have a park pass already.
The guides are knowledgeable and the 1,000 pictographs and ruins are pretty cool!
One thing to bear in mind, is that the directions to the site on AllTrails is totally wrong!! Don't follow them! Just take 89A to Dry Creek Rd and follow the signs for Palatki. It's along the same road as Boynton Canyon also (at least for a while). So, you can put Boyton Canyon TH into your GPS and then follow the signs for Palatki. Enjoy!

1 month ago

This trail is beyond beautiful and the end is the best part! I would definitely hike this again and again! It’s a great hike for good distance without it being too difficult and the sights are so amazing!

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