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1 day ago

Drove up to the Notch and hiked down the east side past the crashed Bronco. Good drive also hiked to Taylor Lake.

3 days ago

Pleasant trail along the creek with many crossings. We enjoyed the shade and partial views of towering cliffs on either side, even though the trail was fairly heavily trafficked. We did not go all the way to the end where we were told the vistas open out a bit. This would probably be an even better trail earlier in Autumn when the cottonwoods were still in color.

Very nice day hike, beautiful views!

4 days ago

Beautiful hike! Recommend hiking boots not sneakers. Several areas of crossing water on rocks and sometimes had to step in water to cross. Not dangerous, just wouldn’t think anyone would want wet sneakers. The whole trail has gorgeous views.

6 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful trees and fantastic views!

13 days ago

Terrific trail. Next time, would plan on reaching the trail's end between 1-2 when the sun's shining down into the canyon.

This hike is a must in the fall. The change in color of he leaves is stunning.

13 days ago

Showing up around 7am on Sunday, there was an empty / closed parking area with a few empty parking spots to the right of the gate. Returning to the car at around 10ish to reveal a stalled line (presumably waiting for parking spots to open up) that extended to the highway. With that in mind, I would say this trail is a bit overrated. Its a very pleasant canyon walk, but its when its this crowded, I could probably find something similar.

14 days ago

Beautiful fall colors. Not strenuous and the creek crossings were a fun change of pace. When we were there in early November, you could get across by walking/hopping across rocks, so sandals or extra socks weren't necessary.

We arrived around 2 pm on a Friday and waited about 5 mins for a parking spot. Toilets, but no water, at the trailhead.

15 days ago

Heavily trafficked trail but so gorgeous. We drove up from Phoenix to see the fall leaves and we weren’t disappointed. Many leaves have already fallen but still worth the opportunity to catch the beautiful colorful leaves. The majority of the trail was shaded and ran along oak creek where you crossed at least 10 times. Water level was very low and even got chilly during the day. Fun trail for all ages and skill levels. We arrived on Saturday around 11am and there was a line up of cars waiting to park. We decided to avoid the wait and park about a mile away from the trailhead off 89A. When we left 3 hours later there was still a steady line of cars waiting to park at the trailhead. **If you park away and walk in there is a $2 fee/person. Would highly recommend and would love to hike it again in the summer months!

16 days ago

pretty,flat, canyon hike. if your into hiking, pass up on this one and head to, hangover and cow pie loop. awesome views, ledges, red rock and a good 3-4 hr work out

22 days ago

This is a GORGEOUS hike! Fall colors, red rocks, towering cliffs, creek crossings. This hike had it all. Water was low at the end of the trail in the a slot canyon and we were able to go waaay back there. Just beautiful.

We had so much fun here with the while family! It was super fun to traverse the creeks with the kids. It was a bit chilly when we went in the fall, but would be great to beat the heat during the summer.

Lovely, beautiful And adventurous trail! Captivating landscapes and rock walls!

24 days ago

I’ve been waiting for the leaves to change and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint me today. Unbelievable beauty. The weather was perfect and the trail wasn’t too crowded. Take a couple of pair of socks in case you get your feet in the water. There are multiple stream crossings.

24 days ago

Beautiful fall hike. We went beyond the lake and ended up doing about 8.5 miles round trip, which was all pretty easy. The harder parts of the trail are the creek crossings as some are very slippery, but there are storing stones and logs to help with that. Took my 2 dogs and the LOVED it, in my opinion it is definitely a “dog friendly” hike. There is a ton of traffic on this trail so don’t expect to be alone for long if you’re looking for a quiet secluded trail. They only con to this hike is the parking, if you want to park in the main lot be prepared to wait 30-60 min for a space as it is limited. Have gotten lucky in the past with parking on the road and walking in.

27 days ago

Very scenic trail. We hiked in a light rain and with tree cover it was perfect. Just beware that the trail doesn’t really end at the 3.6 mile marker. It continues on to camping sites. We ended up going about 6.2 miles in before we turned around.
Despite the unexpected 12 mile hike we thoroughly enjoyed it.

29 days ago

We went to West Fork in August. This trail is definitely shaded by all the beautiful pines so you don't have to worry too much about the sun and heat. Having all the creeks to cross definitely was refreshing and nice to cool your feet off. The water wasn't very high. We saw so many people with bathing suits on thinking they were going to swim but the water is definitely not high enough. The hike was very picturesque but definitely not a favorite. I kept wondering when the trail was done so we could go back. We did go all the way to the end to see the canyons everyone was talking about but it wasn't that impressive. All in all it was still a super nice day trip and relaxing being out in nature but I'm not sure I'd opt to do west fork again.

Best trail in Sedona

A little overrated in my opinion. Just a nice nature walk through a cool geological phenomenon, nothing spectacular or “worth the effort” at the end. Not good for seclusion as it’s extremely busy.

The hike was beautiful! The water was very cold!

It’s a little congested, however very scenic.

All age ranges were on the trail, and I noticed how very polite people were.

I liked all the stream crossings, and the canyon walls curl over you at times which was awesome.

Have fun!

1 month ago

Went on a Sunday and saw maybe 2 other groups on the trail . It’s an incredibly easy hike - the end is sandy but still easy. If you get there before 8am no entrance fee! Amazing views!


Easy hike with very beautiful stream and canyon views. We arrived early at sunrise and found parking. By the time we were finished there was a line of cars waiting to park. It was unclear where the trail went at times but someone mentioned that the rain probably made it hard to see.

Very easy trail, but don’t bring your dogs unless they are short leashes or well behaved. There were numerous dogs that were on a long leash and it made the narrow parts of the trail difficult.

Also, definitely hit this trail before 8 if you don’t want to be bombarded by people or struggle for parking. Other than that, it’s is absolutely gorgeous!

Such a beautiful hike the entire way!!! I wish I was wearing more water appropriate shoes. It makes me want to buy Chacos. I hiked in my hiking boots and it took two days to air them out haha. There was a forest fire on the day I went and the sky was this gorgeous orange color even tho it was around noon time. The orange sky bouncing off the colors of the walls of the creek and the slot canyon were to die for. I want to bring friends here and see it again!

1 month ago

I don’t know why this is rated moderate. I’ve done trails rated easy that we’re much harder. It’s a great little hike all the way around one of Monument Valley’s iconic buttes. Most people should be able to do this hike. It’s uphill at the very end with loose sand, but not that hard. Just don’t go in the middle of the day in the middle of summer.

1 month ago

Parking was poor but a nice easy hike. We had our 20 month old in a pack and was comfortable the entire time. Several creek crossings and enough areas to stop and let the kid play. A little busy with lots of hikers so if you’re looking for seclusion this may not be for you.

Hiked all the way to the second ladder but did not go up the second ladder. It was supposed to be decommissioned, also there were a few people struggling with it and we didn’t feel like waiting so we turned around.
Water level was ankle-high most of the way, only hip-high in a few spots. Beautiful trail! Make sure you wear proper shoes. I wore water shoes which worked fine. The trail was moderately trafficked this last Saturday afternoon in September.

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