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hiking
3 days ago

Stunning scenery and the trail was simple to follow. Want to backpack next time.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. I suggest anyone in Sedona devote a morning to this. Despite google gps and the website saying the parking doesn't open until 9am when I arrived at 8am there was already some cars there. When I returned three hours later, after the hike, at 11am there was a long line of cars waiting for a parking spot to open. The other benefit to going early is you can beat the heat of the summer. When I started the hike it was about 75 and when it ended it was over 100 degrees. The only downside I found to this trail was that it's busy. Don't forget a camera!

This hike was amazing! Got there on a Thursday at 10:30 and there was no line to get in. Hiked with my 4 and 6 year old. They loved it. Made it to the 5th water crossing with them and they wanted to swim instead of hike. It was beautiful. Tons of butterflies. Bring water shoes!!! A must do with kids!

hiking
4 days ago

nice easy hike - gently up going in, gently down coming out. Beautiful views. Easy access.

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

This was my first solo hike ever. I don't think I have ever experienced such beauty. This is a must do, no matter where you're from!

Great family fun trail. Plenty of shade and water crossings to help manage the heat. Good starter trail for newbies or those with youngsters.

hiking
7 days ago

Having a 4wd vehicle is a must for the last 1/2 mile of the road and even then you should drive slow to avoid any sharp rocks.

Trail is super easy but there is a shimmy or scramble at the end to get to the roost. I wouldn't consider it difficult but there is no room for error. If you slip and fall off the edge it's a 50+ foot fall to the rocks below.

I didn't feel safe taking my fiancé across so instead we hiked to the the top and climbed down the rock wall directly to the right (facing the roost). Rocks are easy to grip and if you make a mistake it's just a few feet drop to a huge ledge. Much safer IMO.

In addition to the views of the roost the top and surrounding areas are awesome to explore as well. There is more to this area than just the roost!

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

easy, well used trail. 90% shaded. crosses Oak Creek more than a dozen times tho no need to get your boots wet unless desired. over 7 miles out and back but can go much further on less traveled path. paid $10 and waited 25 min for limited parking space at trail head on busy summer Sunday. well worth it.