Carroll Canyon Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
#90 of 149 trails in

Carroll Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 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
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

Directions from The junction of Routes 89A and 179: take 89A west 1.9 miles west to Shelby Drive on the left. Go .5 miles to a business driveway on the right just past Stanley Steamer Road, with 3 designated trailhead parking places. Trail access is obscure, and goes through a private land easement for a short distance where the trails begin at a kiosk just to the south. Follow the Old Post Trail West from this trailhead for .4 miles. The Old Post turns south and after another .1 mile, the Carroll Canyon Trail begins.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

We walked up Shelby and found the trailhead nestled amongst some businesses. There's a doggie bag dispenser and the trailhead sign is right there. Walk through the narrow fenced entrance way and the trail will open up shortly after. There is actually a nice little system of trails in the area, but we stuck to the Carroll Canyon Loop. We opted to go counter-clockwise and found the trail to be on the easier side of the moderate rating. The first part of the trail winded through the canyon and didn't really offer up any spectacular views, but around mile marker two, all the prior steps were well worth it. Definitely light traffic as we saw only one other person, but then again it was on the chilly side with some snow flurries.

7 months ago

10 months ago

Very well marked. Great views

Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 05, 2010

Fun hike with kids. Trail not marked well in some spots. Beautiful view on the canyon along the ridge.