Looking for a great trail in Coconino National Forest, Arizona? AllTrails has 203 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 115 moderate trails in Coconino National Forest ranging from 0.9 to 75.4 miles and from 3,162 to 10,314 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Located in northern Arizona, Coconino National Forest is a 1.856-million acre forest that surrounds Sedona and Flagstaff . It is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes varying from Red rock, southwestern desert, ponderosa pine forests, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. Coconino National Forest borders other nearby National Forests, including the Prescott National Forest, Tonto National Forest, and Kaibab National Forest. The park also encompasses portions of ten wilderness areas. The park is divided into three different districts, the Flagstaff District, the Red Rock District, and the Mogollon Rim District . Each of the districts contains its own unique landscapes and environments. The Flagstaff district contains Arizona's highest peak, Humphreys Peak, which is part of the San Francisco Peaks, and the San Francisco Volcanic Field. In this district you will find lava fields and underground lava tubes, including Lava River Cave. Mormon Lake can be found at the southern portion of the district, as well as Ashurst Lake and Marshall Lake, which are located along the Anderson Mesa. The Anderson Mesa is best known for the Lowell Observatory. The Red Rock district sits near Sedona and contains the canyons, mesas, and famous red rock formations Sedona is known for. The most notable sights include Devil's Bridge and Cathedral Rock. This district also contains Oak Creek Canyon, which is one of the most popular attractions within Coconino National Forest. Oak Creek Canyon has a beautiful display of fall foliage, making autumn an excellent time to visit. The Mogollon Rim District is the last district and is located along the Mogollon Rim, which marks the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. The Mogollon Rim District is dominated by ponderosa pine forest and contains some small lakes and streams. The forest offers something for all outdoor enthusiasts, whether you are looking for hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, or mountain biking. The forest is also great for nature lovers, as it home to a diverse body of wildlife including birds, amphibians, fish, reptiles, and mammals such as black bears and elk.

The place is utterly amazing and please don’t make the same mistake as I did to go in a regular sedan. The roads are rough, bumpy, windy, narrow at parts with cliffs and lots of rubble from other pick up trucks that are passing by. Bring a lunch and sight of water plus snacks. There’s absolutely nothing on the road. Go there early because the parking fills up quickly and you might be walking over 2+ miles to the waterfall. Great spot to hike with refreshing crystal blue waters. Enjoy!!

We connected to Thunder Mountain trail by way of Andantes trail. Andantes was easy/intermediate. Had to escape a rattlesnake close to the start/end of the trail, on our way back out of the trail, to the car. Thunder Mountain is intermediate/advanced level trail, rocky climb. There was a close edge of trail on the lower mountains side. Not sure how far it went around the edge, since we decided to turn around at that point. We are currently intermediate hikers. Definitely a fun trail overall!

Excellent trail and well worth doing. I agree I’d rather scramble up Hangover clockwise than try to go down counterclockwise. Beautiful views in every direction. Some exposure but the sandstone is very grippie. It’s not for someone afraid of heights. From the parking lot and back, this loop is more like 9 miles than the 8.2 referenced in the description.

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rocky
2 days ago

I feel the difficulty of this trail is incorrect. I would see it as a more moderate trail. We drove it in a stock 2015 Tundra and it took us 3 hours. The trail is overgrown and it's very easy to get Arizona pin striping (scratches). I wish I would have known this before we went. I have to get out several times to cut brush so I wouldn't mess up my paint. You will definitely need 4x4, and you can take a stock vehicle but it's not easy. Have to be careful and hit certain spots just right or you'll loose a bumper. I would feel much more comfortable on a side by side taking this trail. It was not fun in our Tundra.

Beautiful trail. It almost looks like Sedona in the beginning, then goes through a forest setting before arriving at the lake. It’s 4.5 miles (ONE WAY) until you reach the lake. The first 2 miles are STEEP, and the loose rock was slippery on the way back down. Cairns guide the way, so is easy to follow even where overgrown {when doing as an out and back}. Saw a coral snake and lots of animal droppings. The creeks are currently dry minus the lake, but would be multiple crossings in another season. Saw some fall leaves!

We really enjoyed this trail! It was our first time to Sedona and we couldn’t get over the beautiful views. I was worried about it being too strenuous (I’m pregnant and I walk for exercise but we haven’t hiked a trail in a while), but at a decent pace it was just fine. I enjoyed climbing the rocks at the end when it got steeper and (eventually) worked up the courage to go out on Devil’s Bridge. It was great! Before the hike, we were trying to figure out if we should take the Chuckwagon Trail or the road. Definitely take Chuckwagon Trail to get there, then you can decide if you’re able to take it back or if you just want to take the road (which had minimal views and a bunch of jeeps driving by, but got us back faster.)

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rocky
2 days ago

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rocky
2 days ago

Wonderful short touristy paved trail. Amazing history. Well done.

We had a great time Backpacking this trail with seven Boy Scouts and four leaders. The weather was great!

Great hike. Parked in the parking lot at 10:00. Took the Chuckwagon trail. Way better than hiking the 4x4 road, but adds about a mile each way.

This was an excellent trail to hike!. I had beautiful fall colors all the way up. I went about 4 miles up Inner basin before stopping and having some lunch in a beautiful meadow with Aspen's all around me and a big mountain behind me before turning around. I will definitely be going back here again! Also trails were very easy to follow. and I did the loop instead of just going straight back down again

We’ve done this hike to watch the sunrise and it’s been an absolute dream watching the sun rising over the valley (especially when all the hot air balloons take off)

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3 days ago

Not as much fall color as I hoping for. But overall good.

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3 days ago

This one is fine if you want to take a break from real hiking. Very easy trail along the water, nice views. Probably best at dawn/dusk, not sure if open though.

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3 days ago

One of my favorite from the few we did in Sedona. We did it counter clock-wise, mostly fairly easy except for a sharp climb mid-trail. But it was worth the climb, the view is spectacular.

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3 days ago

Love the short hike with a great view at the top.

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no shade
rocky
3 days ago

Trail was narrow and very uneven rocky terrain. Had to stop to actually enjoy views. Still loved it and would definitely do again. Almost went off trail but had hiking app to keep us on track.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful trail! The aspen forests were so dense and unique at certain parts of the trail.. Had many chipmunks and woodpeckers along with the decent.Visual eye candy with so many different micro-ecosystems. Had a little bit of altitude sickness on closer to the top. Amazing hike!.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

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3 days ago

Great trail at 6:30 this morning. Two at 35 and 2 at 68 years old. All did well, plenty of parking at that hour but at 9:30 it was packed. Also did some chuck wagon trail . It was great and easy. Watch out for mountain bikes.

Super hike that offers good exercise and great views from the Sedona lookout!

Must do hike! Loved the views and access to Bell Rock!

Beautiful trail when in the pines...easy to follow. Once near lake trail is not marked to get you around the lake...need to use your all-trail app and keeping going. Hill back up to trailhead is on the street...and is slow going as you steadily make the climb.

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