Cookstove Trail

EASY 10 reviews
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Cookstove Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles
725 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 15 miles south from Flagstaff or 12 miles north from Sedona on Arizona Highway 89A. The Cookstove trailhead is located near milepost 387 at the north end of Pine Flat Campground across from a roadside water stop.

51 minutes ago

My wife and I did it right before the sunset. It opens up into flat ground at the top which would be fun backcountry camping. It was a short 50 minute hike with multiple stops. About .7 miles in length to the top.

9 months ago

Great hike to get away from the crowds. Beautiful views at the top.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Very nice trail. Best to hike this trail in march when all the snow is melting and the creeks have water running. Just be aware of the mountain lion den at the top of the mountain 10feet off the trail that heads down toward pine flat campground. We seen him so we quickly hiked off.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

nice shady trail straight up Oak Creek Canyon. There is no parking lot, so the only place to park is by the spring fed "faucet" on the north end of Pine Flats Campground. From there, cross the road and you'll see the Cookstove sign (it blends in with the pine trees).

The trail is steep and full of switchbacks. But it's among the trees so there is plenty of shade. It's fairly soon that you reach the top of the Canyon. from here you pick up Harding Springs trail and follow it along the rim. Harding Springs descends back down the canyon and back to 89A 1.3 miles south of where you began.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

You will have this trail all to yourself! The trailhead is across from the Pine Flats campground. If you're not looking, you'll miss the sign. If you're not camping at Pine Flats you'll park opposite side of the road to the trailhead. (There is a water spigot that seemed to be very popular...park next to that)

This was a moderately difficult trail. Make sure to bring more water than you think you'll need for a mile long trail. A few nice views and a bunch of lizards and birds. We got to see several large Hawks the day we went. Overall, it was great due to the fact we were the only ones on the trail!

2 months ago

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Monday, October 19, 2015