Chimney Rocks Pass

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Chimney Rocks Pass is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike. Did after a fresh snowfall. Around the back (about halfway), there’s actually a subtlety marked trail to hike up to the actual chimney rock. Worth it and amazing views (you can look at the recorded map of our hike).

hiking
3 months ago

We decided to go counterclockwise as others suggested. Did the full loop with lower chimney and upper chimney. Upper chimney is a bit steeper and more strenuous, but was glad we added it in to the otherwise easy and relatively flat lower chimney loop. Took us about 75 mins total with some short breaks, about 2.3 miles according to the trail map. Great views, good hike if you are sore or need a break from something more difficult.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views and a great trail, Upper Chimney Rock might be a little closer to moderate

6 months ago

Great trail. There is an upper and lower chimney rock trail. We did the lower trail and it was an easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

We did this a "break-in" hike in our visit to Sedona. This was a beautiful walk and trails marked very clearly. We did the adjoining tail around the hill next to Chimney too, and took its trail to the summit. Awesome, a little windy but the view across Verde Canyon and Sedona was breath taking. My wife said the colors were vibrant around both hills (very different greens and bright yellows -- she is so much more sensitive to color than I -- I saw a lot of greens and browns... still beautiful to me). Would do this again. Maybe bridge this to Vulte Arch next time.

hiking
9 months ago

Did counterclockwise as others suggested. At only 1.8 miles, it is easy to add on more distance with other nearby trails including the lower chimney summit. Summit definitely worth it but a bit slippery coming back down. (May want to do clockwise if you want to put summit in your plans). Stayed very close to this trailhead and did this hike several times during our stay as a casual afternoon hike. Never got as busy as other trails.

9 months ago

Great nature walk (counter clockwise) with 2 dogs, 7 and 12 year olds. Civilization is always in view but removed enough for strategic photos. Natural “stairs” make the climb manageable. Chose this bc listed as “moderately” traveled and it was. Narrow trail lends to careful merging and passing.

hiking
11 months ago

Leisurely walk added in the Summit. Trail to the top was very loose in places, top section is marked with orange tape. Vista on top was worth it.

hiking
Friday, January 12, 2018

I leisurely hiked counter clockwise on the Upper Chimney Rock loop, enjoying the views and watching Chimney Rock reveal itself as three spires on the west side. I met few hikers Friday afternoon in January. After taking a short break at the trailhead, I hiked counterclockwise on the Lower Chimney Rock Loop and scrambled to the summit which has beautiful sunset views of Lower and West Sedona. The scramble back down was “slippery” in some areas due to loose gravel. Generally, this trail is easy except for the moderate scramble up to the summit.
Free parking. No restrooms.

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