Brins Mesa Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 951 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
18 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
19 days ago

Did this trail 5/16/20. Pretty trail, no shade on a hot day made me glad we brought plenty of water. Note that the right turn to the top is unmarked. Trail beyond that point is not heavily traveled. Cool Mesa at the top with 360 degree views.

hiking
19 days ago

Great shorter trail with a decent incline and good workout for length. The view at the top of the Mesa is quite beautiful. Glad we did this trail during our time here!

If it had not been coming across the occasional dog poop bag laying on the side of the trail, our hike would have been perfect. COME ON people! You know the deal. If you bring your dog carry their poop. If you aren’t willing to do that, leave your beloved pooch behind. We had dogs and every time we walked them they pooped and yes we carried it with us the entire time. It’s the courteous and respectful thing to do. Please have respect for others and pack out!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, great views. Getting to the trailhead is a little rough. Would recommend vehicle with high clearence. Over the trail was moderate. Some stair like accents, bit nothing challenging.

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rocky
3 months ago

Parts of the trail are wide, parts are rocky with plenty of awesome views. Slight steep climb but plateaus on the last mile. The best part of the hike no bikers

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Great hike for early morning. Parking lot was full when we left at 11. Fantastic views all along the trail.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

Easy trail. Don’t be fooled by the moderate rating. Hang a right at the top for an amazing view

hiking
4 months ago

Great views!

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rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike out to Brins Mesa Overlook. Follow the footpath up to the overlook. I didn’t find it too difficult, but just pay attention and remember your steps back from the overlook to the foot path.

scramble
4 months ago

Well worth it if you summit the Mesa and combine the experience. Hiked in August of 2019.

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muddy
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Fun trail. difficult for short stretch but well worth the effort. Beautiful views at the top

One of our faves for the views at the end!! We definitely felt the Sedona peace at the end of this one. Good shoes helpful... mostly rocky trail. Decent shade most of the way. Good elevation have a bit of a workout. Will definitely be back!

Beautiful vista at the end. Well worth the hike. We did a couple of side adventures so our trail is not totally accurate.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail! I’d rate it the higher side of moderate and that climb at the end is no joke. The Mesa at the end is an amazing pay off. Well marked, easy to follow, some loose gravel in a few places..... beautiful.

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rocky
6 months ago

Great hike, amazing views. The trail is well marked at the trailhead. It's a wide well used rocky trail up to the mesa. There is no sign at the right turn when you reach the mesa, All Trails was spot on. The rest of the trail is narrow and rocky with several smaller parallel paths. It ends at a great rock point.

hiking
7 months ago

I just found my new favorite trail in Sedona! This trail was perfect. The views were astounding. Pay close attention to AllTrails map because it is easy to miss the trail to the Brins Mesa, which would be a terrible shame. We enjoyed a sack lunch on the Mesa, and were the only ones there the entire time. Highly recommended!

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rocky
7 months ago

Good hike. Amazing views along the way. Brins mesa had exceptional views.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail in good condition; rocky but good steps for climbing. Rate it moderate. Great views. Loved it.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. The trail is in good shape. A bit steep at the ascent to the Mesa but doable even with a bad knee. Gorgeous views of several rock formations. Not a lot of shade.

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fee
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

Great trail! pretty steep climb is worth the view at the top. Barely anyone was on it. Very peaceful.

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