Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

MODERATE 129 reviews
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Courthouse Butte Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily 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
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

rocky

South Trailhead: Bell Rock Vista and Pathway trailhead (South of Bell Rock): from the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 6.5 miles to a left turn lane marked for Bell Rock Vista, milepost 307.1 for the south trailhead. North Trailhead: Courthouse Vista Trailhead (north of Bell Rock): From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 5.2 miles to a left turn lane marked for Courthouse Vista, milepost 308.2. Turn left, then across the northbound lane to the trailhead on the east side of the road.

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hiking
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walking
1 month ago

EASY trail. A beautiful walk/hike that allows you to take in the red rock scenery

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2 months ago

Puts the Awe in awesome! After parking, begin with the Bell Rock Pathway. This connects with Courthouse Butte Trail. Many thanks to the biker who told us (when looping clockwise), keep Courthouse Butte to your right shoulder. It was beautiful.

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2 months ago

Great trail. Great views of many formations.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for my husband and myself. We got there at 8:30 AM before the heat and too many people were on the trails. The views were ever changing as we walked around Courthouse Butte. The distance was the right amount to travel. Water and a sandwich was very helpful.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Less traveled by others. Flat most of the way with a few little step up over the rocks spots. Beautiful views all arounds, lots of different flowers, and varieties of birds. Really enjoyed this trail. Make sure to watch the trail heads. Easy to turn the wrong way at several points at the dried creek beds. Would do this again in a minute!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

We loved this hike. Saw a few more people on this hike (than yesterday at Cockscomb), but was still surprised there weren't more people on the trail.
Gorgeous views as you hike around the loop. Easy to follow the path and the stone pylons marking the trail.
We started at 730am and we're finished by 915am. According to the app, we did 4.4 miles in 1:19 (moving time). Stopped for photos along the way and water time for Bella the boxer.
LEVEL: I would give this a 4 out of 10 (10 being the hardest). It's not too tough, but lots of small ups and downs over rocks and stones. I only twisted my ankle twice on this one. I guess that would be a 2 on the ankle scale.
Would do this hike again in a heartbeat.
(Parking lot has machine for pass.)

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