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08.08.18 Late review. Permit required. They have a list with names as long as you didnt purchase it the same day. Use a high clearance vehicle!! I do not recommend using a sedan, I rented a Nissan Rouge for this trip. Went last week during the rains / hail and hiked the entire trail. It was marvolus! Gorgeous fall after fall. Will definitely go again when it's not raining. Was afraid of flash flood.

A little disappointing of a hike for Sedona standards. The trail is closer to 6.7 miles and the best views are near the beginning of the trail. It is well shaded in the trees, but pretty boring. There is a pretty good view of the canyon at the end of the hike, but I would recommend a different hike in Sedona.

Nice hike, great views. Loop is not clearing marked

Nice short easy hike. Great view of the surrounding area.

Great for all ages, easy 1 mile hike if parked in the designated water parking lot. Must have and reserve pass ahead of time.

We found this to be easier than cathedral. Both are worth it. No one at doe mountain this morning. It was spectacular and so quiet. I guess you gotta get high to get away from it all! Definitely worth the hike. Early morning is best!

Easy walking trail mostly on red sand. Highly recommend climbing the rock wall at the end of the trail - AMAZING views of Sedona!

Easy hike through a dried out creekbed. No waterfall at the end.

Great early morning hike.

Easy in/out , ending in the rock slide. If you go down into the dry creek, you. an go farther up the canyon.

This place is amazing. The weather was perfect. My family of four went thru 6 water bottles and a bag full of snacks we drove up thru Payson, from fountain hills and it took us 3.5 hours to get to the parking lot. Here are some pointers for you. 1. get a permit 2. wear your suit 3. bring aqua socks 4. wear sunscreen 5. pack food(a meal and snacks) and water 6. plan for a whole day. We went on a Monday and it wasn't busy at all. The water holes along the way were great to hang at or cool off. We will go again.

Beautiful views along the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful views at the end. Go up the rocks after the end of maintained trail sign and you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of bell rock.

hiking
22 days ago

A nice beginners hike for our family. We have a 4 year old and a 1.5 year old. They loved it! We didn’t see a cave or waterfall, but had a nice resting area at the end of the maintained trail. Opportunity to climb up higher, but we were unable to because of our littles. Would love to come back again when the weather is a little cooler.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike, did it with the grandkids. They had a great time!!!

Easy trail that would be fun for a family with younger kids. The end of the trail is a road, which is kind of disappointing if your used to hiking to a summit. Either way it has beautiful views and you get pretty close to snoopy rock!

hiking
25 days ago

Although this trail was easy (flat and 2.4 miles), it was perfect for me to do after hiking a longer trail the day before. The directions on how to get to this trail's parking lot were spot-on by both Apple maps & Google maps. The parking lot had 30 spaces, and a bathroom.
The only other hikers I saw on this trail, on a Tuesday in July, were 2 families - one with small children who never made it to the end, and another family who passed me on their way out. Even better, because this trailhead is about 8 miles from West Sedona, there was no sound pollution - no sirens, nor could I hear cars passing by the trailhead on the road in. That road was minimally traveled.
I don't expect this trail has a ton of traffic compared to some of the trails that are in-town, which is, imo, the beauty of this trail. Personally, I go into nature to avoid humans. :-)
To get to the trail, you cross the street. You're greeted with a sign identifying the trail, and a notice that the recent bear activity is now a non-issue because they had to euthanize the bear. The animal nature I encountered on my hike included whiptail lizards, squirrels, bluejays and robins. It was serene and lovely.
This trail is NOT open to mountain bikers.
The trail is powdery at first, and about 5-6 ft wide; but soon thereafter is a harder surface on which to walk. Occasionally the width reduces to 3-4 ft.
Because you're walking through a valley, your views are above and around you, but they are somewhat obstructed by the tree cover. This is exactly why I chose this trail - it was 50% shady for me on a 100-degree day. Although there was no creek water on the way, the shade made it easy to do because I had enough water.
There is a sign at the end of the trail, notifying you that the maintained part of the trail has ended. What faces you are the red rocks - an opportunity to scramble the rocks for a higher view. That scramble isn't hard at all IF YOU HAVE PROPER HIKING SHOES WITH GRIP. In some places, climbing those rocks is more like climbing stairs; but, there are other spots that are a little trickier, hence the need for grippy hiking shoes.
Overall, this trail was just what I needed - an instant fix of the beautiful majesty that is Sedona. I highly recommend this trail to all hikers of any level. For those who are less experienced, without grippy hiking shoes, or without enough water, I do not recommend you scramble the rocks for the higher views after you meet the end of the maintained trail, which is clearly marked.

Great hike! Mostly easy to follow!

hiking
29 days ago

This was a beautiful trail that had a NW woodsy area as well as views of the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. It had a nice climb up then back down and up again. The end involves some steeper climbing and ended with a beautiful view in the canyon! Sedona and it’s trails are stunning! I’d call this moderate due to the climbing. Enjoy!

off road driving
30 days ago

Great trail for off-roading. High clearance not required, but helpful. The views are beautiful and worth the trip. Use caution to stay on the "Easy" trail, if that is your personal limit. A wrong turn and you're on the "Hard" 4x4 trail to Devil's Staircase. Ask me how I know!

hiking
1 month ago

Great, hike. Moderate, some climbing required

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was easy going, and refreshing.

hiking
1 month ago

Parked at the airport cost 3 dollars. .6 mile hike down to the airport loop and visited the vortex while there. Saw people in sandals having difficulties. I would rate this hike more moderate. Wear the right shoes, take water, all the additions about 4 to 5 miles. Weather changes rapidly. Started about 88 to ninety degrees finished with thunderstorms and hail! About 3 hours for seniors.

Beautiful, clean hike. Definitely get your permit before you go.

Not the best in Sedona but a fun relaxing one

Had a blast! Totally enjoyed the view and got amazing pictures!

My family and I hiked the trail this morning, before the rains came in. We had a range in age from 9-68. Everyone was able to complete the hike successfully! Absolutely breathtaking views from the top! We walked the entire thing, with breaks, in 2 hours. Highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy path through canyon. When you get to sign that reads ”end of maintained path” keep going. Once above the tree line you can see Bell Rock on the horizon. The path is than a bit rugged and a little hard but will get you to the back of the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike for the family. There were scenic views once we reached the vortex. The trail itself only offers views of the town, thus the 3 stars.

fun, cant wait to take my friends here

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