Kisva Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Kisva trail follows along Oak creek and is in partial shade. There are opportunities to see wildlife, including birds like the seasonal common black hawk. The beginning of trail is wheel chair accessible. The rest of the trail is mostly flat but sometimes rocky or sandy with some inclines. This loop includes a petroglyph and some interpretative signs.

hiking
7 months ago

Fall colors & beautiful old Sycamore trees on this easy hike.

nature trips
bridge out
rocky
7 months ago

Seemed like a good, fairly easy trail except the bridge is out and you have to turn around. Excellent trail with benches here and there. I would say half the trail is shady. The trail is simple but it has some loose rocky areas and some sandy areas that could cause a few people problems if they have any issues walking. Did not find it a hard climb at all.

hiking
Thu Dec 06 2018

hiking
Tue Oct 23 2018

Kisva is an easy trail, but we added parts of the Bunkhouse, Apache Fire, and Javalina Trails to expand our hike to about 3.5 miles. Lots of bird activity. Kisva is the Hopi word for Shady Water, and is an apt description of this shady riverside trail.

Sun Sep 09 2018

It was a nice quiet trail besides the birds singing. We saw a Mama deer and her doe. We saw spiders and lizards. It was nice not to hear the hustle and bustle of other hikers.

hiking
Wed Jun 20 2018

The creek is beautiful, and the trails are marked really good. My husband and I took our 8 year old on Eagles Nest Trail, then finished with Kisva Trail. The views are beautiful from below the cliffs, but Kisva seemed to be very short, definitely easy.

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2 months ago

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7 months ago

bird watching
7 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

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Fri Apr 19 2019

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Tue Apr 02 2019