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    Pamela Dyer reviewed Devils' Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Wow! What a hike! First off, make sure you have a high clearance vehicle for the 22 miles of off-roading to the trailhead (the last 3-4 miles are the roughest). Depending on time of year and the water level and flow of the major water crossing (cherry creek), 4x4 may be a good idea to have.

    On to the hike, the trailhead will be on your left side in a shaded area where you'll see a Leave No Trace sign (I passed it bc my GPS said keep going). The hike is divided into 3 parts, 1) a forest/shaded area that leads into the canyon and goes along the left side of the creek, 2) the canyon where you will climb a two waterfalls (ropes are already in place), and 3) the final climb to the top through some more shaded area and soft/loose soil that feels like one step forward and two steps back. There were several cairns along the way to help guide you especially in the not so sure areas, so keep an eye out.

    Absolutely beautiful views the whole way, and the ruins were amazing! I would describe this as the most challenging short hike with just over 2,000 ft elevation gain in the 1.5 miles up. Worth it, a must do!

    Pamela Dyer completed Devils' Chasm Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer followed Mark Marshall

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Fossil Springs Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Wow! Such indescribable beauty right here in our own backyard. Beautiful hike. The hike in isn't too bad, lots of loose rock/gravel but all downhill. The hike out, however, is definitely a challenge. Be sure to bring food to refuel and lots of water. On a side note water shoes and a snorkel set would be cool to bring also for play in the water. Check out the cave to the left of the dam. Just be sure to come prepared for the adventure.

    Pamela Dyer completed Fossil Springs Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Soldier Pass Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The Devils's Sinkhole and seven sacred pools are neat to see, but the real gem on this hike is the arches. Made this a loop trail connecting with Brinn's Mesa, Cibola, and Jordan trail. Easy hike, beautiful scenery, can never go wrong in Sedona.

    Pamela Dyer completed Soldier Pass Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Browns Peak via Brown's Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Spectacular views! Hike was definitely a challenge but doable. Despite the loose rock (scree) everyone warns of in the chute, there were still solid places to grab hold of with both your hands and feet. I feel that Flatiron was more difficult as far as physical exertion goes, and this was more difficult in the technical sense with regard to climbing (but again totally doable). Totally worth it!!

    Pamela Dyer completed Browns Peak via Brown's Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Robbers Roost Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Absolutely stunning views! Half the fun was the little bit off roading required to get to the trailhead. A high clearance vehicle is a must. The hike itself was easy!

    Pamela Dyer completed Robbers Roost Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Rogers Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Beautiful hike! The trail itself is fairly easy to follow with cairns placed in those not so sure areas to help keep you on track. You will be hiking along the creek and crossing it several times for a majority of the trail. I can't say I'd rate this as hard, I found it to be easy to moderate minus the last 1/4-1/2 mile coming back out (uphill out of a canyon). For the important part, getting to the trailhead. You will be off-roading on steep/uneven grades with loose gravel as well as crossing a few wash/creek areas. This road is no joke and should only be attempted with a high clearance/4x4 vehicle! Be prepared!

    Pamela Dyer completed Rogers Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Massacre Grounds Trail

    over 1 year ago

    From the parking lot it was unclear whether to start at the opening in the fence on the left or right. Go through the opening on the left, cross a wash area and the trail begins straight ahead on the other side of the wash. I'd rate this easy-moderate. Beautiful hike and lucky enough to have water flowing in the falls. This says it's a loop trail, and although I'm sure there may be a way to loop, we just did an in/out.

    Pamela Dyer completed Massacre Grounds Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Picketpost Mountain Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Absolutely in love with this hike! It is most definitely a challenge, and I highly recommend gloves and good hiking shoes for the climbing/scrambling part. The trail isn't super well defined, but we followed white arrows/cairns on the way up and blue arrows/cairns on the way down. Took about 2 hours to get up and 1.5 hours to get down. All I can say is that the juice is worth the squeeze, the views up top are absolutely breathtaking!! Take time to look at the items in the mailbox, read inspiring quotes/stories, and if you take something be sure to leave something. So neat!!!

    Pamela Dyer completed Picketpost Mountain Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Tom's Thumb Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    The trail was clean and very well marked, but I can't say I would do this again. I know we all have different hiking abilities, but there was nothing moderate about this hike; it was difficult. Fairly steep incline with switchbacks just about the whole time kicked my butt going both up and down. Good workout though.

    Pamela Dyer completed Tom's Thumb Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Pamela Dyer reviewed Wave Cave Trail

    about 2 years ago

    My friend and I did accidentally miss the left turn onto the correct trail, but I'm not going to rate a trail poorly because of my own mistake. Having gone off trail, it was definitely a more difficult hike. The correct trail wasn't so bad, and we were able to see where we went wrong coming back down. You should be able to see the cave at all times from the trail, and if you can't, you're most likely off trail. The trail is mostly loose rock/gravel so wear appropriate shoes. The last half mile is more steep and does require some climbing, but not impossible. I saw a couple bees/wasps flying around on trail and in the cave, but no infestation and they didn't seem to bother us. Overall, this was a beautiful yet moderately challenging hike but the views from the top are well worth it.

    Pamela Dyer completed Wave Cave Trail

    about 2 years ago