Little Horse Trail

EASY 182 reviews
#10 of 162 trails in

Little Horse Trail is a 3.5 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

Directions from The junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona: Take 179 south 3.6 miles to a paved turnout and trailhead parking on the left (east) at milepost 309.8, .2 miles south of the entrance to the United Methodist Church.

hiking
1 hour ago

We were road-tripping from Kansas and didn’t take into account that we were going to be in Sedona on Martin Luther King Day. *cue anxiety attack* as beautiful as the Red Rock Secret Wilderness is, the crowds were sickening, the drive was backed up, we couldn’t find any of the trailheads, and the trailheads we could find were at “full” capacity and FINALLY parking was a nightmare. After stressfully driving around for over an hour we got a spot at Little Horse trailhead.

If we had went on a day that wasn’t so crazy and touristy I would have given it 5 stars. If I’m ever in the area I would definitely go back. The trails were so worth it and our dogs loved it. This trail doesn’t take you up close and personal with the rocks but you get some great views and it made for an easy 5 mile hike after the shit show of the crowds. Definitely a must go if you are in the area but probably not on weekends or holidays. Such a cute little tourist town with lotsssss of shops but I usually travel with friends and dogs so we like the more outdoor/middle of nature scene with a light amount of people on the trails.

16 days ago

Another great trail for first timers like my wife and I. I hiked it 1 1/2 months after a complete left knee replacement operation. Gorgeous scenery and nice photo opportunities !

18 days ago

Very nice!! Wonderful trail with plenty of shade. You finish at an awesome overlook with panoramic views. 2ish hours round trip if you’re not in a hurry

hiking
24 days ago

One of the best hiking trails to be up close and on the red rock! For those new to Sedona hiking, this is a really good one to appreciate the red rock landscape. Definitely a hike to come back to!

1 month ago

Best hike to see Sedona, easy on pets and kids, immerses you just enough into the nature to get wild, yet when you look back to see the views, they remind you that your still close to civilization. Had a amazing time and will be back. Be sure to pay the $5 for parking. Rangers got to eat too.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail for all levels! There were a few spots with a steeper incline but definitely manageable. We hiked Little Horse out to Chicken Point. Definitely worth the view!

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful first hike to experience on our holiday adventure to Sedona! Heads up... it is a path for mountain biking. Plan for early morning to get a parking spot.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with great scenery. Rocky. Too many bikes on this trail. Heavy traffic also. Well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike to the chicken pots which are pretty neat to check out. The trail was well marked and I didnt find it too busy.

hiking
2 months ago

A lovely introduction to Sedona - mellow and meandering, with great views and lots of kinds of flora - no fauna this trip. We started a bit before noon on a Saturday in October and the lot was pretty full. Temperature nice and warm. The trail ended at a plateau with lots of views including the Two Nuns & Chicken Point.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trail easy to moderate. It had beautiful scenery and traffic was very low around 9Am.

3 months ago

Great hike to celebrate the cooler temps of Fall. More shade and/or flowing streams would have made this a 5 Star hike.

Enjoyed Little Horse up to Chicken Point, then decided to take a side hike to Chapel of the Holy Cross (and back to Little Horse).

We found all the trails to be well marked with rock cairn/baskets and wooden signs.

hiking
3 months ago

nice trail. good scenery along the way. great views at end but sharing the end with the groups on jeep tours was less than great. not many people on the trail itself

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible views from chicken point at the end.

3 months ago

Incredible views from chicken point at the end.

Great with kids. Good way to start vacation!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail with a delightful view at the end. Using this trail to loop also worked well.

hiking
7 months ago

A great way to see the majority of the Sedona sites

hiking
7 months ago

For a short, easy hike this one has amazing vistas and lots of opportunities to improvise your path. I did Little Horse to the top and then followed Broken Arrow for another mile or so. There were two drawbacks: 1) lots of people - not much solitude but worse 2) the pink jeeps and their rowdy passengers were everywhere really disrupting what otherwise would have been a peaceful moment taking in breathtaking scenery. Still, the views were amazing so I'd do it again

hiking
7 months ago

This is a secret little trail! Easy hike, great views, including the Chapel Cross, and at the end- Chicken Point! Which I just happen to see people standing up there, and didn't even realize you could get up that high! Great views! Super fun trail!

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