Airport Loop Trail

EASY 301 reviews
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Airport Loop Trail is a 3.2 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

mountain biking
2 days ago

I revise my rating up to 5 stars because the trail since winter dried out and is much better. Did two loops today in record time.
https://www.strava.com/activities/1645468028

hiking
6 days ago

Easy hike, some solid views in several locations

nature trips
7 days ago

We thought we were getting there early but when we pulled up at 7 am on a Sunday we were lucky to get the last parking spot. I think many of the cars were for people going to Sedona summit rather than the airport trail. The trail is easy to follow and not difficult. There is very little shade so I would definitely recommend going early or late in the day during the warmer months.

1 month ago

Parking is very limited but we got there early enough to score a spot! Very challenging for my Midwestern blood but the views are breathtaking! The summit is heavenly.

hiking
1 month ago

Want the BEST red rock views with spectacular panoramic views? THIS IS THE HIKE!! SUPER easy to access from downtown Sedona...parking is the only drawback, definitely NOT a secret!

hiking
1 month ago

Want the BEST red rock views with spectacular panoramic views? THIS IS THE HIKE!! SUPER easy to access from downtown Sedona...parking is the only drawback, definitely NOT a secret!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful view but there are other places around here that is much much more worth your time! However it is a very easy trail to start with!

1 month ago

Stunning views and is slightly more challenging than easy. The only downside is about the last mile is above a residential neighborhood. Definitely worth doing though.

hiking
1 month ago

a real nice hike. on the harder side of easy but it was very enjoyable. The views were breathtaking. highly recommend!

1 month ago

An easy trail from which to see nearly all the red rocks

2 months ago

Very scenic, easy and not crowded if you go in the evening. Wrapped up hike right before sunset.

2 months ago

It was pretty good. Nothing too crazy. It’s close to a vortex as well.

2 months ago

I like others also consider this closer to moderate. If you throw in the Tabletop Trail side trail then moderate for sure.

Biggest obstacle is parking. I use the Bandit Trail which gives a little more elevation as well as some other parking options that only locals seem to know about. There are 4-5 spaces in the parking lot at Tom Lawler Plumbing.

A very scenic trail, probably the most scenic in all of Sedona. I’ve done it about 5-6 times over the years. Great views of Cathedral Rock on the southeast side. Even better views if you opt to add a mile to your hike by taking the Tabletop Trail.

The trail itself isn’t that bad in terms of foot traffic. Just get there early for parking.

2 months ago

this is not an easy trail. moderate for sure. 3.6+ miles around the airport hill. very rocking and uneven footing. long up and down grade sections. on a 80° day bring plenty of water. absolutely great views of cathedral rock, bell rock, the souther landscape and the northern landscape. best place to park is half way up the road below the scenic lookout but there are only about 12 spaces. if you park up at the scenic viewing lot you must walk 1/2mi down and back to the trailhead. in addition the short peak trail at the begining is a sideline not to miss!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail has nice views of Sedona and surrounding rock formations. All views have buildings, roadways, and traffic. However it is not an easy trail trail but Moderate. There is lots of rocks in trail, ups & downs, requiring attention to footing, proper sturdy footware, plenty of water, etc. I do not think it is good for mountain bikes unless your a pro rock hopper. Trail is well used so you will not be alone or secluded.

2 months ago

Trail head parking was overflowing but went to top and paid $3 to park and hiked down to trailhead on a trail which adds about a mile to this hike. Great views all around, south side of trail more rigorous then north side, suggest starting the hike on south side. Was great half day hike that has great views all the way around.

2 months ago

The trailhead parking is tiny so I ended up paying $3 to park .6 miles further away at the airport.

The hike is gorgeous for the first mile but quickly loses views on the backside

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail has nice views of Sedona and surrounding rock formations. All views have buildings, roadways, and traffic. However it is not an easy trail trail but Moderate. There is lots of rocks in trail, ups & downs, requiring attention to footing, proper sturdy footware, plenty of water, etc. I do not think it is good for mountain bikes unless your a pro rock hopper. Trail is well used so you will not be alone or secluded.

hiking
3 months ago

Tiny parking area on airport road. A quick walk up gives panoramic views of Sedona and surrounding mountains.

hiking
3 months ago

great views, very crowded

4 months ago

Hiked from the upper parking lot. Makes loop about 4.6mi. Nice walk.

4 months ago

So crowded

walking
4 months ago

a place to watch sunset. its very touristy yet great views overlooking sedona and surounding formations. surrrounded by roads, cars and planes and human sheningans.

4 months ago

great spot to watch sunset in sedona yet there are lots of cars, planes and human sheninagins happening around so no serious alone nature. dont consider it a good hike but a great spot for sunset photo opps.

4 months ago

Easy hike up. Not much shade, but beautiful views. We did about 1/2.

hiking
4 months ago

1st hike of the trip. cool to be among the planes

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail to see the topography of the Sedona area. We travelled clockwise to catch the morning sun, on the east side there are some ledges that could make some people uncomfortable and if it is wet or icy it could be treacherous. Once the south and west sides are reached the trail becomes more comfortable, be warned a good portion of the trail is littered with rocks. In numerous places the cactus are close by the trail so I would have to have faith in a dogs training if I was to bring one. The elevation change is minimal and not overly steep when it does change. Don’t expect that you are going out into the wilderness, you have an airport above and beside you and on the east side you can hear the traffic from the highway. That said as a nice centrally place hike that can give you a real 360 degree perspective to the surrounding area it is excellent.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike in beautiful Sedona! Awesome day!!!

4 months ago

wonderful viewing all the way around.

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