Fay Canyon Trail

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Fay Canyon Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

10 days ago

The trail is in perfect condition and provides a scenic, easy in and out hike through lush greenery with spectacular views of the red rocks that Sedona is famous for.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice and easy dog friendly hike with beautiful views!! Highly recommend the last scramble up the rocks to see the view!! 2 miles round trip!

17 days ago

Heavy snowfall made this hike very enjoyable on NY day.

21 days ago

Went to the end of trail and the hike just started. Carry forward up the mountain along the trail for another half mile or so. Awesome sites

22 days ago

Great hike for toddlers but don’t expect to take them up the scramble at the end for the view. Lots of people, half children, Christmas week.

22 days ago

Great view at the top

hiking
23 days ago

Very mellow hike with huge payoff at the end! Travel inside the canyon and the foliage was beautiful. The short climb at the end is well worth it, but wear solid hiking shoes or coming down will be tricky.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike for the family. Moderately crowded trail. At the end of the trail, I would recommend climbing up the rocks for a marvelous view you wouldn’t get while on the paved trail.

1 month ago

Very pleasant hike with a great view if you scramble up the rocks at the end. We also did a side trail up to an arch that was slightly steeper and less trafficked. This was one of three hikes we did while in Sedona (others were Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge), and we were happy with our choices!

1 month ago

Easy hike with wonderful views, one of my favorites in the area!

1 month ago

great hike for the whole family and amazing views of the red rocks.

1 month ago

This hike is fun and easy and the view at the end after a short rock scramble was beautiful.

1 month ago

Beautiful

1 month ago

Great easy trail. make sure to find the hidden trail across the creak about halfway back, this will take you up a steep climb to an archway in the rock, and a great spot to relax for awhile. The views are great.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike.

1 month ago

Great cool down after Bear Mountain hike. Be a good walk if it was really warm because the trail is situated in the trees. Had to piggyback my husband out at this point. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Beautiful views at top.

1 month ago

We loved this short and mostly easy Trail back into a gorgeous Canyon. We climbed up at the end of the trail for a gorgeous look back down the canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice wee stroll

2 months ago

Quick easy walk with beautiful scenery...

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Great for all levels and a great warm-up trail before a harder hike. Amazing views going out and coming back. If you can, make sure to climb the unmaintained trail at the end to get some amazing pictures over the tree line.

2 months ago

Great little hike with my kiddos ! A couple hours is plenty to enjoy. I recommend.

2 months ago

beautiful

2 months ago

There's some gems in this canyon, but they're off the beaten path.

2 months ago

Easy hike, great views

2 months ago

Nice trail

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and hiked this trail and found it to be mostly easy with some rocky parts along the trail. I climbed about 2/3rds of the way up the mountain beyond the end of the maintained trail and captured some great shots back down the canyon.

2 months ago

loved it! 1st mile is easy! once the trail isnt maintained the views are even better if you can climb!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike to end of maintained trail sign. Good for kids. Also worthwhile to scramble up an extra 200ft beyond that sign as view opens up of the whole canyon and valley beyond.

3 months ago

Great for little kids!

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