Airport Loop Trail

EASY 194 reviews
#10 of 167 trails in

Airport Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

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2 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful trail. Very limited parking.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

This is a cakewalk because it's pretty flat and only takes about 90 minutes to complete if you do not do the additional Tabletop Mesa extension hike. If you are not used to the altitude in Sedona, there is some elevation gain but nothing too crazy. Unfortunately this trail is no good for trail running because it is very rocky. There is one small 10-foot section where the path narrows close to the edge and you have to be careful, so this may not be a great hike for the vertigo-inclined. Go early and start traversing counterclockwise the west side of the airport first, because the helicopters start at 8 a.m. and the plane traffic is noisy. And if the wind is blowing the wrong way you will smell jet fuel for a good ten minutes. I usually start at the Sunset Drive trailhead where you can park nearby for free.

hiking
15 days ago

As a novice hiker I did find this a little nerve wrecking in a few places. Yes- the path is narrow. That was not of any issue unless you needed to let people pass. However, I think the part that worries me the most were the parts of the path that were not flat and had a sharp drop off on the other side. These parts were few, but gave me pause in crossing them.

hiking
20 days ago

The view is always beautiful! The trail is not crowded at all and not very steep.

hiking
21 days ago

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

Amazing views from every place on the trail. Took the whole family (hubby and two sons - ages 6 & 8). I would categorize it moderate as it is very rocky at points and you need to watch your footing. Mountain bikers also use this path, so it can be difficult to pass when on a narrow path next to cacti. But overall great hike!

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

This was beautiful hike. I recommend climbing to the top of the nearby airport Mesa for a vortex and view of Sedona that is breathtaking. More moderate then easy.

hiking
27 days ago

It is NOT an easy trail! It has places that are hard to pass because there are ledges that you are walking on large rocks with loss sand and small rocks. So, it’s easy to slip and fall. On a large area of the hike the path is difficult because you are hiking on a path that is nothing but rugged rocks. There are many steep places. But, the view is amazing! But it is a difficult hike!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great views.

hiking
1 month ago

I agree with some of the other posts- I would rate this as a “moderate” trail due to the changing elevation, rocks on the trail requiring focus on your footing and some narrow paths. this was a great hike and challenging for someone like me who’s in fair shape however a hiking novice.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views and easy to moderate trail.

hiking
1 month ago