Robbers Roost Trail is a 3 mile 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 and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 462 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Please note that trailhead on map is not where the trail begins. The trailhead here is a parking area for all non 4x4 high clearance vehicles. Many cars cannot make it up the steep, dirt road, so most people park at the bottom of the road and walk. That means the first mile and the initial 300 ft elevation gain are just in the walk to the trailhead. Please see waypoint/continue driving or walking up road to find actual trailhead.

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rocky
5 days ago

great short easy hike if you drive to the trail head!

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rocky
6 days ago

Don’t drive to the trailhead if you have a car. Nice short hike to the top of the mountain. It’s a little sketchy in one small area to get to the cave if you’re afraid of heights it may be an issue. Overall such a cool pace with an unbelievable view!

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rocky
7 days ago

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rocky
12 days ago

Amazing hike and great workout!!! The views are great but not easy to get good pics when a lot of ppl are in cave so be sure to get there early. Last little trek is on a ledge that is super exposed so beware if afraid of heights. We brought our dog and had to carry him for that part. Already can’t wait to come back!!

hiking
16 days ago

Such a fun hike and not hard at all. The views from the cave are beautiful and the weather was perfect.

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rocky
17 days ago

The cave is amazing

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rocky
18 days ago

Really easy and short trail, even without the 4 x 4 vehicle. Not much shade but if you're not afraid of the sun, you'll enjoy the cave and the views on the hike way more than you'll ever think of the sun. some vitamin D is always good for ya ;)

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome trail with a really cool look out

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21 days ago

The view from the cave made the bumpy drive to the trailhead worth it. Practically no shade if you start late morning. Good breeze most of the time but the sun was a killer. Other than that, good short 3 mile round trip hike. Definitely recommend it!

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22 days ago

Hardest part of the hike was driving on the 10 mile dirt graded road to get to the parking lot. Then it’s about 1.5 miles to the trail head. Then maybe a mile more to the cave. The cave and view is really cool. Bring water and there’s no shade until you get to the cave.

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27 days ago

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rocky
27 days ago

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rocky
27 days ago

Perfect hike!!!! Last half mile of the road is pretty bumpy. We drove a Chevy Malibu and it was fine just drive slow. It’s easy to miss the trail at the end because it veers right but once you get around the rocks to the view it’s so worth it! Definitely recommend!!!

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27 days ago

Been here many times and Love it. FYI you don’t need a 4WD but, be prepared to walk about 1.2 miles to the trailhead. Pretty easy to find with AllTrails map. The only thing to keep in mind is that the Cave is on the East Side of the Mountain. All Trails map will try take you to the top of the mountain for some reason and I’ve seen people approach the cave from the top instead of the side. If you do that then you’ll have to go back down and around. It’ll be slightly steep when walking on the side of the mountain but you’ll be okay and you should see it from there.

28 days ago

This was a fantastic trail. I would say it is more easy than moderate. The cave was really cool. We went on Friday May 1st and only saw one other family. We had the cave to ourselves. I am glad I had the alltrails map because of the lack of signs. It was definitely a long drive on a dirt road to the trailhead. FYI there is no real trailhead, just park in the small open lot. Also it seemed scary at first to scale along the cliff to get to the cave but it was no problem, especially on the way out it seemed easier. The views are amazing.

1 month ago

I really want to hike this trail, but I have been having a hard time getting there. or how far down to park? are there markers for robbers roost? I don't have a 4 wheel vehicle.

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rocky
1 month ago

Pretty easy to find the trailhead using all trails app. Would have been more enjoyable with an offroad vehicle, as we had to walk 1 mile on a dirt road to reach the trailhead. The app leads you to the top of the mountain, so unfortunately we missed the cave(this time). Once we read all reviews on the cave, we realized we were extremely close to the cave trail. Lesson for the day, read some reviews before starting a new trail. Beautiful views all around, and especially on top of the rock!

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rocky
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike. Don’t miss the little trail that leads over to the cave... it cuts off from the main wider trail. Great views!

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rocky
1 month ago

Easy but rocky trail. Once you drive the 10+ mile dirt road you find the parking for the non 4x4 and non high clearance vehicles. But if you do have a one of those vehicles you will be able to park at the trailhead. Once at trailhead it is a easy down and up hike. But its a Sketchy hike to the left to make it to the cave. Once there it is WELL WORTH IT! Amazing views and just a cool spot in general.

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