hiking

views

walking

nature trips

birding

dogs on leash

kid friendly

wild flowers

trail running

mountain biking

wildlife

forest

river

off road driving

horseback riding

dog friendly

camping

no dogs

scenic driving

cave

lake

The Coconino National Forest is a 1.856-million acre forest located in northern Arizona in the vicinity of Flagstaff. The Coconino National Forest contains diverse landscapes, including deserts, ponderosa pine forests, flatlands, mesas, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. The forest surrounds the towns of Sedona and Flagstaff and borders four other national forests; the Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, the Prescott National Forest to the southwest, the Tonto National Forest to the south, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast. The forest contains all or parts of ten designated wilderness areas, including the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which includes the summit of the San Francisco Peaks.

hiking
1 day ago

Very nice trail! Only gets harder by the end where you're reaching the summit.

Nice easy Hike swimming holes all along the way. Camp sites about 4 miles in for overnighting. Locals day hike in on Friday and Saturday. Took my son on his second backpack trip. Plenty of water so carry filter or purifying tab.

I personally think this route is better and more rewarding than going through Strawberry. You can also camp in Camp Verde near the water. It's nice to drive in, find your camping spot hang out by the water and then wake up ready to trek to the waterfall. Worth getting a permit for overnight!!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Trail is very poorly maintained. The overgrowth is 3 to 5 feet in many places. Views are limited. Not highly recommended as there are many other more scenic trails in Sedona. Do not attempt the 3 mile drive to the traill head unless you have an excellent all road vehicle.

hiking
2 days ago

The moderate rating is deceptive. About 3/4 way in, you are doing more mountain climbing than hiking. Several people stopped bc the climbing was near vertical without good footholds. Not the kind of trail you want to do with young kids or without proper footwear.

hiking
2 days ago

Fabulous!

hiking
2 days ago