Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Coconino National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike. Awesome ending. Steady moderately easy hike.

backpacking
4 days ago

Great views and great way to break away from technology!

hiking
5 days ago

Overall this was a nice hike. Our only frustration was that Google maps took us to a private driveway, which was about 1.5 miles further north on 89N than where we were supposed to start. The owner of the property said it happens a lot. He directed us north on 89 to the Midgley Bridge, and we accessed the trail from there (and hiked back toward Sedona). So... if you want to start on the southern end (near town) take Schnebly Hill Road to the trailhead. Regarding the hike itself, It offered beautiful views of Sedona on one end, a couple creek crossings and nice views at the other end near Midgley Bridge. The middle section was nothing special but provided good shade - Average work out, on the easier to moderate side.

Still snow at the top of Abineau. Hard to connect to the rest of the trail.

A great hike with kids. Parking lot was easy to find, we were able to use National Parks pass for parking (otherwise you may need to pay for parking on honor system). The trail markers were very clear and each major turn in the trail had a map so we can see about how far to the next "check-in". I recommend this one for sure!

mountain biking
8 days ago

Best single track mountain biking in Flagstaff! Smooth, not too gnarly. Broken shade the nearly the entire way. It’s down and back but there are more trails past the upper parking lot so just keep on going if you feel like more climbing. Much more than 1000’ of elevation up there.

Great for my hardtail 29er but you have to dismount in a few places, especially as you get towards the top past the gate.

Watch out for hikers and bikers on the downhill. Can be crowded.

Parking is very limited but we got there early enough to score a spot! Very challenging for my Midwestern blood but the views are breathtaking! The summit is heavenly.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail slight incline/decline near the trailhead. Very relaxing and quiet very little man made noises. Near the end there are some caves to explore. Also watch for snakes came across a few on my last hike

hiking
11 days ago

Decent hike, great swimming hole! Not bad if you hike regularly but we saw a few people that had issues with the heat, water, and didn’t get all the way back to the water. Swim shoes would be a good suggestion but not required. I did not use any. Don’t forget to reapply sun screen before you leave!!! Lol

Did this hike on May 10, 2018. 4 adults physically fit. Once you get to the hangover, I would highly recommend doing the loop in a clockwise direction. Also know that this should not be labeled as Moderate. It should be listed as Hard. It’s very long 8.7 miles, and today was hot (93 degrees), not a lot of shade, steep climbing (even scrambling in a few areas), and in several areas you are “hanging over” narrow ledges. If you have a fear of heights this hike is probably not for you. Bring lots of water!! The top today was very windy with gusts around 40+mph.

We did Bear Mountain 3 days ago, so I feel the rating of hard should be placed on this hike as well. I personally thought Bear was just as challenging as the Hangover (just not as steep).

Overall, this hike is excellent and offers the best views on any hike in Sedona, of Sedona! Total hike time from Munds Trail parking doing Hangover and Cow pies was 3 1/2 hours. We moved pretty fast. I’d do it again.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike but very hot! Some shade depending on time of day, but worth every minute once you jump into that water. Wow so much fun.

hiking
13 days ago

This was one of my favorites when I still lived in AZ! It's been a long time, but I loved coming out here to do some cliff jumping and cool off from some of that AZ heat. Definitely a fun area, make sure you bring PLENTY + some extra water.

hiking
13 days ago

Want the BEST red rock views with spectacular panoramic views? THIS IS THE HIKE!! SUPER easy to access from downtown Sedona...parking is the only drawback, definitely NOT a secret!

hiking
13 days ago

Want the BEST red rock views with spectacular panoramic views? THIS IS THE HIKE!! SUPER easy to access from downtown Sedona...parking is the only drawback, definitely NOT a secret!

Great hike, very scenic and not too difficult. That sun though, bring ample water. There is some trees for shade which is nice. We were there on a Wednesday in early May, there were only 4 cars in the lot around 1PM. But the lot is not suitable for RVs/Vehicles over 20ft. We parked our 25ft RV about a mile up the road by the Sedona Dog Park and walked to the trailhead. Not too bad. With the walk to the RV and the trail, plus stops for photos, took us about 3 hours.

Gorgeous but not well marked.Bring a GPS or map.

Great view throughout the hike. We like it!

hiking
16 days ago

Definitely one of the least enduring hikes, but has one of the best views in Sedona. I've been on 95% of all the trails in Sedona and this is still one of my favorites.

hiking
16 days ago

I live in Sedona and this is no longer an off-road vehicle 4x4 trail. They closed it off because people were complaining about the noise near their houses. You can still walk through it though.

17 days ago

I agree it’s best to do the loop clockwise. Well marked trail with great vistas and variety of terrains. From Yavapai Vista parking to Slim Shade, Baldwin, Templeton to Hiline. I had difficulty finding Yavapai Vista parking at the end. Not sure how I missed it. Only passed a few groups of bikers and trail had very few hikers even on a Saturday. Nice to get away from the crowds.

This was my favorite hike. We only saw one other person on this trail and that was at the beginning. You can climb over the giant red rocks and you’ll have an amazing view of the canyon that leads to Sedona. The views are AMAZING! We did this hike in the evening, so we didn’t complete the entire trail, but our views of the sunset were incredible. We stumbled upon this trail from Schnebly Road while on a quad ride. Please note: you need a high clearance vehicle to use this road. There is an area to park just across from the cowpie loop trail.

Very picturesque! Multiple water crossings and opportunities to swim.

hiking
18 days ago

Real nice, short trail near J & H RV Park on north 89. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and we only encountered maybe 10-12 people and 4-5 dogs out there :). We had our lab off-leash most of the time.

Amazing hike - incredible views along the way, all different kinds of vegetation, good workout but not insane. Highly recommend!

P.S. we did see a few folks who had gotten lost / lost one of their party members. Stay together as some of the trail forks can be confusing.

Fine view but semi anticlimactic for me. Not the best marked trail I’ve been on.

Nice easy hike with awesome views. My pup loved it

walking
21 days ago

Great way to end our time in Sedona! The hike was nice and very scenic. The 360 views were amazing!

Ok trail but not well marked. much of it roads so more suited to biking. But, sadly, the Go Back to Phoenix stickers on trail signs reeks of Nazism.

hiking
22 days ago

Easy trail, good length. We clocked it at 5.7 miles. Gorgeous views and amazing wildflowers.

We started before 8 am on a weekday. We had the trail to ourselves for the first hour. By the time we were finishing the loop we were stepping aside for mountain bikes every few minutes.

walking
22 days ago

Beautiful view but there are other places around here that is much much more worth your time! However it is a very easy trail to start with!

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