Courthouse Butte Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Length3.9 miElevation gain357 ftRoute typeLoop
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Getting There

Parking lot at trailhead.

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. Note: Bikes are only allowed on the Bell Rock Pathway portion of this loop.

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Nicky Hughes
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Parts not for cycling but we pushed /carried out bikes through. There is a$300 fine.

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Matt Melnik
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Nice trail , pretty easy for those who have hiked before. Not too much elevation but some good spots for views. Saw a lone coyote but it just walked right past us

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Brenda Fisher
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Great hike got to parking lot before 7am parking lot half full on a Tuesday. Temperatures were perfect and cool.

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Shantelle A
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HikingGreat!

Great scenic trail. The crowds tend to stick to just Bell Rock, so we didn’t encounter many other hikers on this loop. It was nice and quiet and a great way to enjoy the beauty of the red rocks. For the first part of the loop, watch for bicyclists, but after you cross the creek, there are no bikes allowed and it’s a lot more isolated. Great hike and we had a 9 year old with us who really enjoyed it.

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Sarah Walker
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Totally toddler friendly. We parked at Yavapai at 7am. There was plenty ty of spot available. You have to cross the highway but it's not bad.

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chris thompson
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This is great trail! One of our favorites in Sedona.

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Amy Shawgo
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‘Twas quite an attractive trail.

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T McKay
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This is an awesome, low traffic trail with beautiful views!

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Bekah Anderson
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This was a great trail! My husband and I especially loved the climb up bell rock. It was tough, but a lot of fun and had a great reward!

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Mike Totten
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Fantastic. Arrived at 6:30am Wednesday and the parking lot was half full. By 9:45 it’s jammed packed. Detoured to climb Bell Rock. A+

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Marilyn Carlson
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Great hike!. More easy than moderate. Only issue was bikes going to fast on the trail.

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Patricia Keehley
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Parking was full by 8 am.

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John Prudhomme
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Melanie Abajian
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We hiked up Bell Rock first! (Not pictured in recording) Great views! Trail I would rate as easy with some rocks and mini rolling hills - definitely less traveled - great views and peaceful!

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Heather Olson
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Stunning and rugged for the first half, and flatter but still gorgeous on the way back.

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Rodney Priebe
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Great trail, little hilly buteasy to follow paths

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Ryan Griffin
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Michael Janowski
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God I love this Trail! Parking is tough so get there early.

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Carolyn Belknap
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Maitreyi Sistla
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HikingGreat!

Went on a Saturday afternoon -- had to part at Yavapai parking since the Bell lot was full. Beautiful hike. Went with a friend who does not hike much and this was a good level for her. Not too hard, not too crowded.

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Danielle Lancellotti
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Beautiful trail, well marked. Very muddy in spots.

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Chris Gainey
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Francine Cunnie
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Beautiful trail. Fantastic views .. busy trail but not a problem

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Susie Headrick
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Caitlin Franscell
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Beautiful trail! I went on a day when it was snowing so the trail was quite muddy but I was also one of the only people out there, despite the parking lot being full. This would be a great hike for people of all ages, no crazy inclines or difficult parts.

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Steve Johann
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Brittney Mallah
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Only did part of the loop, then decided to turn back and climb bell rock instead

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