Mescal Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Mescal Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

rocky

1 month ago

Great view throughout the hike. We like it!

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty flat, more like a walk, although it’s a tad technical in places.. They weren’t kidding about lots of Mtn bikers. 80% of who we encountered were bikers and on a Tuesday. Definitely not on my list to do again.

4 months ago

Nice trail. I like that half of it you are walking on the shelf instead of in a canyon or valley like most other trails. A number of intersections, bring a map.

hiking
6 months ago

A wonderful loop, just keep in mind that the loop contains portions of 2 other trails ( Deadman's Pass, and Long Canyon) it also uses a short connector. Beautiful views, walking along the side of the mountain. On the back side just getting to the Deadman's Pass section we were relaxed with some Indian wind and flute music from across the valley.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Nice hike, not too difficult. It goes across the face and backside of Mescal. The only drawback is the last half mile. We started at on the Deadman's Pass side of the mountain, so the last part down to Long Canyon Rd was not really worth it.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nice easy walk - beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Very scenic mellow mountain bike ride. For added fun, hit the Canyon of Fools trail.

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

This is a really nice hike. We started out early and only ran into a handful of folks, but by mid-hike the trail population was definitely growing with hikers, bikers, and trail runners. I'd say this hike is on the easy side of moderate and is definitely well marked. We did the loop counter clockwise so we started at the Mescal Trailhead, then forked right onto Long's Canyon Trail, took a left onto Deadman's Pass and then another left back on the Mescal Trail. It was especially to hike up close to the red rock. The mountain biking looked like it would be super cool, but definitely a work out.

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

2 hour hike with wonderful views.

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