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.

on West Fork Trail

13 hours ago

Breathtaking views! This was the perfect escape from the AZ heat in the valley. Plenty of shade on this trail with an abundance of water for play. Our pup loved it! Get there early because the parking lot does fill up fast. Easy, fun and beautiful hike...for all ages.

2 days ago

Great views! Not strenuous, but a nice length.. Opens at 8:00am and there is a line to get in, so arrive early. Morning hikiers should dress in layers, can be chilly, but warms up fast. Bring water shoes for continue past the trail end. Worth it!

2 days ago

It was wonderful. So beautiful and the mountain air is exquisite. Did the whole thing with our husky and bulldog mix. They loved it and the trail isn't as rough on their paws as the other trails in Sedona which are red rock mostly.

This trail is awesome and for the most part, very easy. There is a very narrow ledge at the top to access the cave but the view is spectacular from the cave. We did see some other people along the trail but we had a half hour to ourselves when we got to the top.

3 days ago

We did this trail to Dead Man’s pass then finished the loop on Mescal. Mescal was our favorite part— lovely views along a great ridge!

on West Fork Trail

4 days ago

Great hike with awesome scenery, plenty of river wading for the pup, and a secluded lunch spot if you wade around bend after the trail ends.

First hike in Sedona. Beautiful, but I'm looking for something that gets me to a higher view :)

Great views from the Roost!! DO NOT follow the directions on the app to the trailhead. The directions lead you to an ATV trail. Stay on Sycamore Pass Road when you arrive to a sign that reads end of maintained road. Sycamore Pass road is maintained. The trailhead is not clearly marked which is not the apps fault. Once on the trail the beginning of the hike is up a rocky road. The end of the hike is not marked correctly. Make sure to stay to the left and go around the rocks to see and enter the roost. Again great views just not well marked.

Very nice trail. The trailhead opens at 8am and I’d suggest getting there early or you’ll need to wait for people to leave. Be prepared for a bit of accidental splashing and possible damp feet. It was worth a couple of damp toes.

Had the end of the trail all to ourselves on a Saturday morning- started around 8. Saw wildlife and wildflowers, the red rocks are breath taking. The first little bit along the resort is a little annoying with truck noise, but the rest was tranquil and peaceful.

This is one of my top 10 trails! Absolutely beautiful! Canyon walks change with every turn. Went beyond the end point for extra scenery. It was amazing.

14 days ago

Great trail.. well marked and beautiful at every turn. Be sure to go on to the very end of the Canyon. There the walls of the Canyon surround you and the creek runs through. Soft trail with some climbing and navigating of creek crossing. Crossed the creek 28 times in all.

Always hard to get a parking spot, and never a disappointed hike!

15 days ago

Very beautiful hike featuring Sedona’s iconic red rock cliffs, gorgeous riparian areas, pine trees, and flowing water. The only bummer is the wait to get in and the crowds... so be early. It’s fabulous from beginning to end! My gps clocked 7.5 miles but we went a little past the end of the maintained trail, which I would recommend doing if you wanna see more beauty of the creek and narrow red rock walls. Super easy hike to do for all ages and dogs. Took about 4 hrs with frequent stops for pictures.

17 days ago

Loved this hike! Crosses the very shallow creek many times and it's easy to get your feet wet, but that was my favorite part of the trail (as well as the very end). Make sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty/wet and maybe extras to put on at the end. Keep in mind parking is very limited so you will probably have to wait for parking spaces to open up. Cash only entry.

17 days ago

Loved the hike. We went with our 6 year old and 14 year old and it took us a total of 6 hours to complete the hike at their pace. We enjoyed the multiple creek crossings and especially the end when it narrows and you have to walk in the creek to continue. Bring waterproof hiking shoes, it will make the hike more comfortable.

Dope ,smoked weed and camped out at this place


20 days ago

Did counterclockwise as others suggested. At only 1.8 miles, it is easy to add on more distance with other nearby trails including the lower chimney summit. Summit definitely worth it but a bit slippery coming back down. (May want to do clockwise if you want to put summit in your plans). Stayed very close to this trailhead and did this hike several times during our stay as a casual afternoon hike. Never got as busy as other trails.

Might be great, but arrive EARLY.
I'd love to have a serious rating for this trail but it was so crowded (on a Wednesday) that there was a line of cars backed up onto the road and an angry ranger was yelling at everyone and not letting anyone in.

Started at 9am. Cool and refreshing in the valley. Beautiful views of the canyon walls. The ‘resort’ part was not bad at all. Mostly hidden. In the distance the flute tones filled the valley. Very peaceful. The end and the ascent went well and the final ledge view was magnificent. The way back down became hot. Finished around 1 in blazing sun. Start early. Enjoyed by our group including two grade schoolers.

Beautiful hike up the canyon. Criss-crossing the river. Amazing views of overhanging rock formations, ponderosa pines and wildlife. Heavily trafficked. Wear shoes that can get wet.

22 days ago

We loved this trail! It took us five hours to complete because we were in no rush . Enjoying the scenery and serenity. At the end our three boys discovered there were lizards living among the rocks. So that added yet another hour of some catch and release.

Enjoyed the canyon trail with a good mix of gentle and mildly challenging. The last push the the trail end is a bit more arduous, but the views are worth it.

Lovely shaded hike. We did this with our 3 kids, ages 11,7,7. They enjoyed it, not too hard, but fun creek crossings and nice scenery. It is long. Best to go early- not as busy

25 days ago

A completely shaded trail!!
Easy yet fun trek in the woods surrounded by tall majestic red rock formations
Loads of fun to do with family
Had to park on the road as parking gets full fast

Great trail

29 days ago

Very overrated- def not top 10 in America. The best scenery in Sedona is closer to town near Bell Rock etc. Also this hike was close to 9 miles round trip. Took us 5 hours w lots of photo stops on the way in and moving fast on the way out. There’s free parking up the road past the lot about 1/4 mile. $2 pp walk in fee. Lot fills up fast. Nice canyon views 1 mi in. Nice cyn view at the end but not worth the trouble. Also very crowded on the trail. Poles or waterproof shoes will help with all the stream crossings.

Beautiful hike! Weather was great! The river crossings were a nice added bonus to the hike. Great for my little ones and teenagers! Want to come back in the summer when it is green!

Great nature walk (counter clockwise) with 2 dogs, 7 and 12 year olds. Civilization is always in view but removed enough for strategic photos. Natural “stairs” make the climb manageable. Chose this bc listed as “moderately” traveled and it was. Narrow trail lends to careful merging and passing.

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