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The trails in this wilderness will take you deep into gorges, high onto rocky ledges, past ancient rock art and long abandoned cliff dwellings.

Beautiful! Amazing trail!

hiking
3 days ago

beautiful trail. at the crossroads at top of ridge where you hang a right, we stayed straight for about another 0.25mi and wound up on a small rock with fantastic 360 panoramic views of the awesome Sedona landscape. worth a stop if you're up there already.

hiking
3 days ago

Such awesome views! We had four kids in our group and everyone was entertained.

I’m sure this is a great trail but the only way to get to the GPS coordinates is by trespassing. Wasted my wife’s morning getting here and now I feel awful - thanks.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this on July 6th. The parking lot was full when we arrived, so we parked 1/2 mile up the road and paid the $2/person walk-in entry fee.

This was our second time here. The first was in winter, presented with a fantasy of icicles on the red rock overhangs and crust ice on the pools. Not this time. What a wealth of biodiversity. One highlight was a bright red, black and white king snake, later keyed out as the Sonora mountain variety. Also many hummingbirds and butterflies, many unique pockets of plant and insect life nestled in the curves of the creek. Don't get me wrong, I love the deep cut red rock canyon and the patterns of white and black minerals, but more, the way sunlight reflected off the creek plays on the darker walls.

We hiked and waded about an extra mile past the official end of the trail. I wore Teva' s and my wife wore tennis shoes. Follow the instinct to continue, well worth it.

Beautiful hike!! Probably one of favorites. Good shade when it’s hot, you have to cross creeks to be sure to wear, a bit longer than 7 miles but totally worth it. Pet friendly but bring booties, there is hot sand and rocks.

Awesome trail! I did it in January, and even with a little bit of snow left, I really enjoyed crossing the river so many times, and so did my lab.

hiking
9 days ago

I went with my 4-year-old, and we got as far as the first opportunity to walk into the river, and he planted us there for about two hours, skipping stones - or trying to...It is super beautiful, and really easy to get to. But I didn't get all the comments about four parking spots. I made sure I was in the right place. I even asked the parking attendant, whose advice to me was not to believe everything I read on the internet.

11 days ago

Top 5 in Arizona

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous trail! Not too difficult but still burns some calories. Great for families and dogs. Pay attention to trail markers we got off trail a few times on accident especially near the end.

I hiked this trail with my mom during the first week of July. It gets hot, so go early in the morning, and if you want to make it to the very end, bring enough water. I really liked hiking this trail, it’s beautiful. Except for hiking so close to a residential area (the Enchantment Resort and several homes), this is a beautiful hike. If you get there early enough, there is plenty of shade. Once it hit 11am, the sun was almost above us and we were mostly exposed and it did get hot. So worth it, had a very nice time.

trail running
14 days ago

This a wonderful trail for running and the sand makes it easier on your joint but also increases your work out load. $10 for parking

hiking
16 days ago

I absolutely loved this cave! Such a peaceful place. Google Maps had this updated so that the directions leave you right at the start of 9530. That was as far as I felt comfortable driving my low clearance vehicle. Parking there added on roughly 20 minutes and 3/4 mile in each direction but was totally worth it. I went yesterday in the heat of summer and there were only two others for the 2.5 hours I spent there. The cave was cooler with the breeze blowing in and obviously sitting in the shade. I could’ve spent an entire day just admiring its beauty. I can’t wait to bring out of towners there. A caution though: the road to get there is 10 miles on dirt road. Well maintained by bumpy in some areas. Also, stay low and left when you see forks in the trail. There are tons of them. If you do, you’ll be able to come around the left of the huge slab of rock on a very easy route.

Beautiful canyons and view points along the way. The trail was nice and easy to navigate. We spent about 5 hours on this hike with lots of stops along the way for our dog. In the morning there is a decent amount of shade however once you hit the afternoon sun it does become mostly sun.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful hike but not as scenic as people make it seem. A fairly easy trail, the only thing that makes it mildly strenuous is the sand. Get here an hourly/45 minutes early so that you can get a spot in the parking area and $10 in cash. Reiterating what the tips tabs says: bring water shoes if you wish to hike past the end of the trail to explore some more or camp. Oh and bring hand-sanitizer, especially if you plan on using the restroom in the park before/after the hike :)

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail! You can get off the trail about half way and go and check out the birthing cave. Follow the river back if you can’t find the trail.

Loved every minute of it! So many breathtaking views! We went to the end and then went back into the water a ways, absolutely stunning.

hiking
22 days ago

enjoyed every minute of it..... recommended

Great trail. There is an upper and lower chimney rock trail. We did the lower trail and it was an easy trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail. The end is near when it gets steep

Such a beautiful trail! Does not open until 8 am and is $10, cash only. There are 4 parking spots next to the entrance gate that you can park at IF you get there early. River crossing from the get go! Go all the way to the end, it is worth it. My favorite trail for dogs as well, constant shade from the trees on the trail and cold river makes the trail very easy for all dogs!!

Spectacular spot, my crew only wanted to get to the vortex on the boynton vista...
which was still beautiful except for the condos at the bottom of the hill...
And the guy with the flute, while a novelty, I could have done without.

Beautiful trail. Very long but so worth is at the end. Arrived at 9 am on Saturday morning waited about 50 min for parking. So grateful I waited bc coming back from walking 8.5 miles we were exhausted

This trail was really great, and offered many beautiful views of the canyon walls and rock formations. It was an easy-to-moderate trail, in my opinion, which makes it accessible to folks of many ages and fitness levels. My wife and I, newcomers to hiking, thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely one of my favorite hikes!

Loved the hike, although you need to go a bit further past the end to see the bigger pools of water

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike!! Lots of shade and beautiful views. River crossings were fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike! https://youtu.be/cqi7BPSiyvk

hiking
1 month ago

I went here with my boyfriend a couple weeks ago. Parking was a challenge, but we didn't mind. The scenery here is beautiful, lots of little places to go off the main trail and explore. The habitat seems healthy and I saw some black phoebes catching flies and a blue heron. The trail is very green and the water is beautiful, definitely a soul-healing place.

I did this while six months pregnant. Beautiful trail and well worth making it to the end. We encountered practically zero people during 6 hours of exploring.

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