Seven Sacred Pools Via Soldier Pass Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Seven Sacred Pools Via Soldier Pass Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

I really liked this relatively easy hike to the pools. I hiked with my wife and children in the springtime when temps were in the 70s. The trailhead parking is waaaay too small.

2 months ago

Very beautiful and simple hike.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Parking was very limited. Had to park a couple miles out on a road in a residential area, but the additional hike to the hike was worth it.

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3 months ago

Great! Keep an eye out for the trail, it’s a little non existing.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail, well marked, not overcrowded with people probably due to limited parking.

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3 months ago

The Seven Sacred Pools are breathtakingly beautiful. The Arches are really amazing. And the sinkhole "Devil's Kitchen" is pretty cool too. I really loved this hike.

The free parking lot at the Soldier Pass trailhead was so small, we were grateful for waiting less than 5 minutes for a parking spot on a Thursday afternoon in January.

The trail was easy with some small steep areas that some inexperienced hikers might rate this as a moderate trail. On the way to the Seven Sacred Pools, we encountered the massive sinkhole, Devil’s Kitchen, which has been actively and dangerously collapsing since the 1990’s according to some websites.

The Seven Sacred Pools were before the trail marker by the trees, pointing towards Brins Mesa Trail, and lined up facing west towards Coffee Pot rock. At the end “seventh” pool was a dry cavern below. There was some water from the mid January rain in all of the pools except for the top shallow bowl. I can image how this can be a beautiful cascading waterfall in a rainstorm.
No restrooms.

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4 months ago

High traffic, not especially hard. BEAUTIFUL. Several dogs being walked.

4 months ago

Easy breezy.

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4 months ago

Lovely trail. Great for my dog!
Follow all the Soldiers Pass signs until you get to the pools. We almost missed them. They’re all in a row in a crevasse.

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9 months ago

Fun hike, did it after a couple inches of snow. Took longer than it should have, it was foggy and we missed the pools and spent a couple hours looking only to find out we'd walked right past them.

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