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Apache Maid Trail is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Rimrock, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,532 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 40 miles south on Interstate 17. Leave the interstate at the AZ 179 interchange. Turn east under the highway and drive about 1.5 miles east to the Beaver Creek Ranger Station turnoff. Turn north about a quarter mile to the parking lot and trailhead.

7 months ago

Nice trail with some good views along the way. While the Bell Trail sees a ton of traffic, it looks like use drops dramatically once you make the turn onto the Apache Maid. The climb to the rim is nice and steady, never really gets too steep. Once at the top the trail disappeared, and while there were cairns marking the way I chose to turn around without completing the loop.

10 months ago

We hiked this trail in April of this year. It's not a difficult hike but the trail is rocky at times. Our group didn't do the loop at the end, just an in and out, but we did hike to the pools on Wet Beaver Creek. We had hiked the busy Wet Beaver trail last year and wanted a little more elevation and distance. The views from the canyons walls and the hike in the riparian zone provide a contrast well worth the additional miles.

Thu Mar 15 2018

Nice hike with good views. Long strenuous hike up to the top, however.

Sat Mar 03 2012

The Apache Maid Trail is located in Sedona AZ, on FR 618 for 2 miles to FR 618A. The trailhead for the Bell Trail is about 0.25 miles at the end of this road. Along with my sons Ron and Bob, we made this hike on a fine June day. About 2 miles down the Bell Trail, take the left fork (Apache Trail), climbing high above the Wet Beaver Creek. Once you reach the rim the trail becomes indistinct. We explored the area for a little and then returned back to the car. The outstanding thing about this hike was the great views and the miles of lava walls covered in Prickly Pear Cactus. Another great hike.

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