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Herkenham Trail is a 2 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 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.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 275 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

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Getting There

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from Junction of Routes 89A and 179: Take 89A west 4.2 miles to Upper Red Rock Loop Road on the left. Go .25 miles south and turn into the third high school driveway on the right, just past the school buildings, to designated trailhead parking. For more information contact: Red Rock Ranger District, P.O. Box 20429, Sedona AZ 86341, (928) 282-4119

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Mia Anderyen
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I parked at the Courtyard Marriott and walked along the road maybe 70 feet to get to the trailhead. The trail is well defined and I did not have trouble staying on the trail. I recommend doing this hike when the sun is going down so the rock formations in the distance are a nice red. I went when the sun was rising so the sun was behind the rock formations and the view was not as nice as it could have been. The trail was not crowded at all. I went on Tuesday morning and ran into 1 hiker and 1 bicyclist. At the end of the trail you will see a sign showing that you can continue on to another trail (Old Picket Post? or something like that). I recommend walking 0.1 mile further along that trail because you will be able to get a view of the rock formations not obscured by power lines (see the photo I posted).

Pam Hansen
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Kristin Andrs
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Jason B.
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Excellent trail with easy access behind the Marriott Courtyard. Beautiful views of Cathedral Rock. Great variety of vegetation. Hiked Herkenham to Skywalker. This app said 4.3 miles. Wonderful evening hike!

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Annie L.
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This trail was alright, there were some flowers to enjoy in March when I went. But, I actually went off trail into the riverbed that was nearby and explored. If you have someone who loves geology, take them along because it was fascinating! You can see some geodes embedded in the rocks, and it was nice and cool in the afternoon. I might not go again, but it was fun to explore.

John Losse
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Felix De La O
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Kathleen C.
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Amber Vanderham
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Felix De La O
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Miles R.
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Christine Bergmann
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Angela Garrison
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Bryce Taylor
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Brent Kimbro
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Travis Ray
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Charlie G.
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T'nia Burse
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Michael Sonnier
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N. S.
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Lee Smith
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Benjamin Rafter
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Joe Owecke
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Matt Wegner
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Patty Bengtson
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Mike Wilcox
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Dale-Barb Walter
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Stephen Schwartz
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Zach Harrison
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Heather Yandziak
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