Fay Canyon Trail

EASY 134 reviews
#6 of 126 trails in

Fay Canyon Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.

2.3 miles 203 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Good canopy and cool canyon bottom make for an excellent hike. Trail is a loose red powder. Some rocky parts where the trail crosses an old dry / seasonal creek bed. DO WATCH OUT FOR BEARS.

1 day ago

Easy trail with a little adventure at the end to climb to the shelf and overhang. Great place for shade and a snack.

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Comparing this hike to bear mountain, cathedral rock and doe mountain it's a 3. That said, I enjoyed the peaceful meandering after the stairclimbs. Good for anyone.

5 days ago

Easy hike! Lots of shade. There are lots of beautiful flowers growing along the path if you look carefully. I climbed up the rocks at the end of the trail and it was worth it for the view of the canyon - with Bell rock and Courthouse butte in the distance. I'm afraid of heights but it wasn't bad coming back down. Then on the way back I did the trail to the Arch. Easy to miss if you're not looking for it. Look for little piles of rocks on the opposite bank of the dry creek and you'll see the narrow trail. There's only a very small pile of rocks on the main side of the creek. If you look up at the wall you should see a small arch near the top. The trail is rocky and exposed and very narrow. There's lots of cacti also so take care. The view once you get up there is spectacular especially if you get a shot of it framed by the arch. It's a nice spot to cool off out of the sun. I spent a good half hour up there knowing I'd have to climb back down in the sun and heat. There are lots of little rocks that make the trail easy to slide on as you go down so take your time. The flat trail the rest of the way back after the arch is nicely welcome after those two climbs in the sun.

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Easy trail. if you scamper up the rocks past the end of the maintained trail, you are rewarded with a beautiful canyon vista. don't expect to see a waterfall. timing is everything for those.

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19 days ago

Where's the waterfall? I only went on this hike for the waterfall.

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22 days ago

Easy wooded trail. Best part was the side trail to the arch(more difficult). We missed it going in and ended up scrambling into the canyon and walked back the creek bed. Found the arch on the way back and worth the side trip!!!

26 days ago

Went at 1 on a Tuesday. Parking lot was not full Very easy hike. We did the optional climb at the end. Worth the climb!!!!

27 days ago

Nice hike with some nice climbing at the end of the trail if you want some adventure. Easy parking for non-suv people.

27 days ago

A very relaxing & beautiful stroll, scramble up the portion past the maintained trail for the really beautiful views. It's not dangerous, just a bit steeper.

28 days ago