Little Horse [CLOSED] is a 6.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 172 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no shade

Note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. The Little Horse Trail begins as part of the Bell Rock Pathway. Follow this wide trail southward for 0.25 mile. Here, at a signed fork, take the old jeep road branching to the left and marked with basket cairns. The road drops to cross a dry streambed, climbs a bit and ends at the 0.75 mile point. The trail continues to the left and climbs moderately, topping out on a large, flat expanse. Turn to the right here. The level trail leads into a stand of Arizona cypress and intersects Chapel Trail about 1.4 miles from the Chapel of the Holy Cross as it nears the "Madonna and the Nuns" spire rock formation. Continue for 150 yards passing the base of the knobs of Chicken Point on the left. Take the path left for a short climb onto the bare rock for wonderful views. This point is used by jeep tours via Broken Arrow Road.

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2 days ago

Trail and trailhead ARE open now - 5/30/20

done in the evening. nice shade spots

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with really nice views. I really enjoyed this one. There was some shade, but it happened more at the end of the trail. It was pretty quiet out there too. We barely ran into anyone.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail with great views. Dogs loved it!

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

More easy than moderate, don’t think I did the full trail on all trails got confused when it broke off into arrowhead trail. Beautiful photo ops!!

great family hike with a couple young boys. fun!

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fee
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Love this spot but lots of bikers

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1 month ago

Great trail but it is extremely popular now that other trailheads are closed, and many hikers are not observing 6’ distance. Be careful and wear a mask if you can.

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fee
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Nice trail, right along a riverbed. Amazing views throughout the entire trail! Hiked this with about 15 people (ages 16-50 - not extreme hikers) everyone finished.

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2 months ago

Great trail. Leads to chicken point in broken arrow and can go on forever

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2 months ago

The first half of the trail is a little boring but still plenty of cool views and vegetation. The second half makes this hike awesome - totally worth it. Not a 100% flat hike, several natural steps throughout the trail so you need to be able to climb a little bit the views at the end of the trail are beautiful

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2 months ago

Great trail that is very well marked. We took it to Chicken Point which well worth doing. The views are amazing. Will do this hike again.

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rocky
2 months ago

We enjoyed this so much; lots of jays, plenty of shade early in the day. Not too many other hikers until our return; saw a female hummingbird perching right above the trail. Breathtaking views.

rocky
2 months ago

Easy trail with a few rocky spots. This is a good hike for everyone. Plenty of shade except at the end. Great views and photo ops all along the trail. No trouble parking at 7:30 and a few parking spots open at noon.

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3 months ago

We hiked this trail before but we took the chapel trail off instead of going all the way to chicken point, just for variety. Beautiful view from many points in the trail

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Trail was well marked, beautiful views at the end and an all around gorgeous day.

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fee
4 months ago

Great trail for the pup and I. A lot of mountain bikers. So be aware of the people around you. Highly recommend

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fee
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Restrooms at trail head. Sedona is beautiful! Good trail :)

recorded Little Horse

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muddy
4 months ago

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4 months ago

My family and I started out on Chapel Trail and hiked the last .6 miles of this trail. It was an easy hike for everybody. Kids are 5yo and 10yo. There are some great views on top of the rocks at chicken point. Some climbing near the end. One of the kids was scared of heights and didn't like being on the hill. It's stable and plenty of room, but he kept looking down into the canyon. It also intersects with the 4x4 trails. We got to watch somebody in a jeep do a full 45 degree climb down some of the rocks.

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no shade
4 months ago

Great trail, we went to Chicken Point and it had excellent views! Highly recommended!

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muddy
scramble
5 months ago

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