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5 hours 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.

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7 hours ago

Cool scenery with a variety of terrain obstacles. Very easy to get lost.

1 day ago

Easy hike with beautiful trees and fantastic views!

The first mile definitely made me question my life decisions. You gain 1000 feet of elevation immediately in the hike. After that, the hike takes you exploring through the creek and ends up at an amazing cave. Make sure to bring flashlights, as you could spend hours exploring.

Great stroll.

8 days ago

9 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.

9 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.

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.

Loved the hike! Easy trail up to Mt. Pinos from Nordic Base. We added the 3-2-1 Challenge to our hike and included Sawmill Mountain & Grouse Mountain so it was more of a moderate/hard hike. Beautiful trail past Mt. Pinos. They could use some trail markers as it is easy to get off trail. We had downloaded the gpx map to my watch so we didn't get lost. I'd do this one again. Loved it!

11 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!

12 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

18 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.

20 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.

20 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.

23 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.

Beautiful hike lots of scenery, very short hike down there were a lot of people in the hot springs so was unable to get in or take pic of it. Was really hoping it wouldn’t be busy today. I didn’t want strange people in my photos. Overall good hike.

24 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.

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

This is more of a nature walk, so if you're looking for a workout, it's probably not what you want. I personally wanted to see Sequoias and also have my dog able to come with me. Since pups arent allowed in the park, this hit the spot! The trail is very busy but most people are friendly and respectful. You get a chance to crawl around huge trees and stand in awe of these majestic giants.
Highly recommend for small kids and dogs, and anyone else wanting to see Sequoia trees in a peaceful, shaded setting.

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!

Beautiful trail, 2 miles gradual uphill then back down. Chilly this time of year, should have brought a light sweater. Some lovely birds in the meadow near the top.

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.

This is among my favorite hikes. The first 3.3 miles are great, but the real fun begins at the end of the maintained trail. Wear your hiking shoes and bring your hiking sandals along. The trail is sandy so if you wear your sandals the whole way, you will have sand in them. We hiked an additional mile through the stream in the slot canyon and stopped for lunch on a large flat slab. It’s an easy hike with a few slippery spots so use poles when you enter the water. Great way to spend a day in Sedona.

Gorgeous view, water felt amazing it is longer than 7 miles though. It was a 9 mile hike.

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