Bell Rock

MODERATE 136 reviews

Bell Rock is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

rocky

scramble

hiking
19 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed this hike! Once we got to bell rock it was a lot of fun to climb around and there seemed to be so many options to scramble and climb. Loved this short and easy hike with opportunities to climb and hook on to other trails as well.

21 days ago

Great short hike. Beautiful and easy to do. A little crowded with other hikers all friendly and fun!

1 month ago

Good climb great views

1 month ago

Incredible views and challenging enough but still fun! This rock is so big that you’re never feeling too crowded.

1 month ago

great for everyone. views spectacular... location just a few mins from town. parking a bit of a challenge when crowded.

2 months ago

Did this at sunset and climbed as high as we comfortably could. Spectacular views as the sun lit up the red rocks

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view! We had our little dog with us. Just hiked to the base of Bell Rock.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful Sedona! Not too hard of a hike for me, I don't know if we were on the actual trail though but my friend and I climbed up to the bell and took some photos. LOL she almost got stuck and ended up leaning on a small cactus so we came down before exploring more.

2 months ago

2 months ago

fun hike, the view from high up is amazing.

3 months ago

if you do the 2.2 mile round-trip it should be rated easy if you continue up the rock much more moderate

hiking
3 months ago

Wanted to do a short hike while killing time until sunset. This view of Sedona is breathtaking.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a very short hike that took us about an hour round trip. How high you go depends on your climbing skill, I was able to make it almost to the top plateau below the actual spires and the view was beautiful. It is peaceful and the “path” is up to you so you don’t have to deal with passers.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun quick hike. Was our second hike of the day and was easy on the legs.

hiking
3 months ago

An easy walk from the parking lot. After you are about three fourths around it gets to be more moderate than easy. Great views.
You need a pass for parking. $5 from a machine for the day. Early March in the late afternoon the parking lot was not crowded.

3 months ago

This was by far my favorite hike in Sedona. The views are absolutely stunning. I wouldn’t say a moderate hike really, it’s your person best since you go as high as you want. Loved it!

3 months ago

Easy stroll on a wide smooth trail. keep your head up and watch for mountain bikes (most are conscientious, but a few are less polite).

hiking
4 months ago

easy enough. my mom felt the vortex in the parking lot!

hiking
4 months ago

When reading up on the trail to this rock formation I found an article that said “the rock will guide you”. And that’s exactly how it went. There are two parking lots you can park, the one closer has a fee. The trail to the rock was signaled well but as you get closer to it you kinda let your instincts and the rock guide you as you climb it. I made it all the way to the top. It was amazing, please go on this hike, it will change your life.

hiking
5 months ago

Hard to follow. Seems like trails and cairns went off in every direction once you hit the steep rock scrambles. Need better signage.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail! Make sure you climb up to the top to write a note in the notebook. Love the ammo bin idea. Super creative and memorable ♥️

6 months ago

Once you get to the good stuff near the steeper parts, the trail markings disappear with no warning or sign that says “End if Trail” like other hikes in the area. So we spent a lot of time trying to find the next marker/rock pile thing, and we never could and gave up. We wanted it to be exciting and rewarding to get to the top but we never made it due to uneasiness and confusion.

hiking
6 months ago

Super easy climb, bring water!

7 months ago

It was our first ever hike in Sedona last 2015 when we moved from Malaysia. Been there again this year but i haven’t truly get the right feel, i mean it has splendid view all around but we haven’t hiked it like we did with the other trails. Anyway, it is a good hike for families with small kids or babies if one would like to carry

hiking
7 months ago

Took Bell Rock Loop trail right up the face of Bell Rock. This is a tricky scramble in places and more tricky coming down but an awesome experience nonetheless. I went around to the left side too, to get better views of the Courthouse. Wonderful. Be careful, enjoy!

7 months ago

Beautiful views! Would have loved to see the sunset from here.

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy/short trail that leads you right up to the rock. Was great for stretching the legs driving in from phoenix.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail and you can climb up as little or as much as you like, the views are great no matter what.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredibly strong vortex combined with stunning views. It's a little bit of a climb to get up to the strongest point of the vortex. Once you're up there though you are rewarded with amazing views. We also hiked all around the belle along the rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views to he north. It's a challenging trail and climb but well worth it. How high you go depends more on your nerve than it does your physical ability.

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