Casner Canyon Trail

HARD 12 reviews
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Casner Canyon Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles
1715 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 25 miles south from Flagstaff or 2 miles north from Sedona on US 89A. Park either on the west side of the highway across from a road blocked by a closed gate or at the Grasshopper Point recreation Area. If you park at Grasshopper, you'll have to follow Allens' Bend Trail to its intersection with Casner Canyon Trail. Allen's Bend Trail starts at the north end of the Grasshopper Point parking lot.

1 month ago

Nice trail. Creek crossing was knee/thigh high in January. Finding trail was fairly easy but the beginning has a lot of side trails. Would have had 4 stars if hike didn’t end with a group of four wheel vehicles and a minivan parked st the climatic viewpoint. We found a trail to Casner stream bed that was more interesting than the trail.

2 months ago

This trail might be great, but right from the start we had problem tracking the trail (for the record, we are fairly exprericenced hikers). I'm pretty sure you have to cross the river on foot. We could have walked in the water but just decided to do something else for that day. Also, you have to pay extra for that trailhead which was even more disappointing.

6 months ago

Nice hike, not too difficult (would rate it moderate). Nice views on area around Sedona. Crossing Oak Creek was easy - knee deep. First part climbs up gradually, second part is more strenuous. On the plateau it's fairly level.

10 months ago

The trail sounds great from the description but unfortunately at the head of the trail we immediately were unable to locate the actual trail because the supposed trail was mostly covered with loose boulders. We came to the river and realized we were unable to cross without wading through knee deep water. We searched the area for many different entry points to cross the river but were unable to. Maybe the water was high for the time of year or we were unable to locate the actual trail, but it doesn't seem heavily traveled.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Great views. Trail overgrown in places. Definitely take all the way to Schnebly Hill Vista. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Great hike! Didn't see another soul on the trail. It's 8 miles round trip if you go to scenic point.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012