Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 hours ago

We went to West Fork in August. This trail is definitely shaded by all the beautiful pines so you don't have to worry too much about the sun and heat. Having all the creeks to cross definitely was refreshing and nice to cool your feet off. The water wasn't very high. We saw so many people with bathing suits on thinking they were going to swim but the water is definitely not high enough. The hike was very picturesque but definitely not a favorite. I kept wondering when the trail was done so we could go back. We did go all the way to the end to see the canyons everyone was talking about but it wasn't that impressive. All in all it was still a super nice day trip and relaxing being out in nature but I'm not sure I'd opt to do west fork again.

Best trail in Sedona

A little overrated in my opinion. Just a nice nature walk through a cool geological phenomenon, nothing spectacular or “worth the effort” at the end. Not good for seclusion as it’s extremely busy.

It’s a little congested, however very scenic.

All age ranges were on the trail, and I noticed how very polite people were.

I liked all the stream crossings, and the canyon walls curl over you at times which was awesome.

Have fun!

Great first day hike to do to warm the legs up. Easy to do for all levels. Hiking thru the tall pines is beautiful and at the end looking back thru the canyon viewing it from the top is a pretty view.

hiking
10 days ago

We decided to go counterclockwise as others suggested. Did the full loop with lower chimney and upper chimney. Upper chimney is a bit steeper and more strenuous, but was glad we added it in to the otherwise easy and relatively flat lower chimney loop. Took us about 75 mins total with some short breaks, about 2.3 miles according to the trail map. Great views, good hike if you are sore or need a break from something more difficult.

Easy hike with very beautiful stream and canyon views. We arrived early at sunrise and found parking. By the time we were finished there was a line of cars waiting to park. It was unclear where the trail went at times but someone mentioned that the rain probably made it hard to see.

Very easy trail, but don’t bring your dogs unless they are short leashes or well behaved. There were numerous dogs that were on a long leash and it made the narrow parts of the trail difficult.

Also, definitely hit this trail before 8 if you don’t want to be bombarded by people or struggle for parking. Other than that, it’s is absolutely gorgeous!

the views are incredible. We suggest you hike to the waterfall which is on the other end of the mesa. well worth it. a bit of climbing but not super scary

hiking
22 days ago

Parking was poor but a nice easy hike. We had our 20 month old in a pack and was comfortable the entire time. Several creek crossings and enough areas to stop and let the kid play. A little busy with lots of hikers so if you’re looking for seclusion this may not be for you.

This is among my favorite hikes. The first 3.3 miles are great, but the real fun begins at the end of the maintained trail. Wear your hiking shoes and bring your hiking sandals along. The trail is sandy so if you wear your sandals the whole way, you will have sand in them. We hiked an additional mile through the stream in the slot canyon and stopped for lunch on a large flat slab. It’s an easy hike with a few slippery spots so use poles when you enter the water. Great way to spend a day in Sedona.

Gorgeous view, water felt amazing it is longer than 7 miles though. It was a 9 mile hike.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful any time of year! Waterproof shoes when it’s cold and hiking sandals when it’s hot will help tremendously! Get there before 8am if you want a parking spot. If not go north about a quarter mile for street parking.

Great hike really different from others in Sedona
Lots of water and pines and great views

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, love all the water crossings. Went on a Wednesday, raining the whole time but still well worth it!

Glad I had water resistant hiking shoes!

trail running
1 month ago

great day hike!! lots of shade and water.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely walk through the trees with shade. Very busy though. Go early and avoid weekends

hiking
1 month ago

I would rate this hike as moderate due to the length and the steep scramble to the top.
The trail takes you through diverse terrain from desert to wooded forest.
Depending on the time of year, you should leave early. We left around 8:30A, (September 15) and by the time we completed the hike, the temp was 92F.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is beautiful! Bring waterproof shoes or shoes you dont mind getting wet. Take an extra pair of socks too just in case they get wet. Love the creek at the end, it was fun to take off your boots and walk in the creek.
Parking is horrible at times. You might have to park right off the street.

An easy walk with closer view of red rock

Great views. Most of the trail is shaded and relatively level so it was a nice change of pace from some of the other trails near Sedona. The view at the end was well worth the 3 mile hike in

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Easy going, but long enough for a good workout. Handful of really nice stream crossings and seems to get more dense and interesting the farther you go. Great for someone needing inspiration to finish a hike like myself. Ha!

Nice easy nature hike. Beautiful views of Canyon Formations.

Loved this hike as it has something for everyone. a little history at the trail start then beautiful creek crossings, shaded trail, gorgeous canyon. I'm not sure I would rate it as easy given some of the trail includes climbing/walking over boulders and navigating stream crossings and the ultimate length. It is possible for sure but I know my parents couldnt do this hike. Well worth it. we took about 32 ounces of water each and I would have appreciated more. It took us about 4.5 hours with some stops for pictures and snack time. Get there early to get a parking spot in the lot or you will have to park along the highway about .25 mile away on the highway! Enjoy!

1 month ago

Gorgeous the whole way. Put our feet in the cool water at the end, which felt amazing—next time will bring water shoes to hike up the creek at the end. Doable for all ages, though on the long side for young ones—took us 4 hours with a stop at the end for snacking and foot dipping. Nicely shaded most of the way! Stopped at Indian gardens for lunch on the way out, highly recommend !!

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite trail in Oak Creek/Sedona area!

hiking
1 month ago

did this hike on August 4th. The river that you cross several times had rocks strategically placed for crossing. however at the end of the trail you can wade the river farther to get to a waterfall (it was only a trickle for us.) we did set up a hammock for a while in the shade about half way down the river before turning around and heading back. I went through 2 Gatorades and 4 water bottles in total. definitely bring plenty of water!! also if you want to wade the river bring extra shoes or sock. or bring water shoes. we did it barefoot but I had to be Very careful of footing as it was either slippery or sharp rocks.

Too short not to go. Worth every step.

on West Fork Trail

nature trips
1 month ago

More like 8 miles, the map is a lie when it says "4 mile round trip." Still a great hike as long as you're not tricked by the sign.

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