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Seven Sacred Pools via Soldier Pass Trail

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Sedona, Arizona

Seven Sacred Pools via Soldier Pass Trail is a 1.1 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 is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 108 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

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This trailhead does not open until 8 AM. The parking area closes at 6 PM. Please note that if you visit outside of that timeframe, there is no parking in the neighborhood.

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Reviews (600)
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Recordings (450)
Completed (3737)
Sara Dougan
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Hiking

Great family hike!!

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Gabriela Garcia
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HikingRocky

Very pretty and relaxing hike. The cave at the end is really cool! This trail map shows you taking the Jeep road but follow the signs down to Soldiers Pass trail instead and take that until it meets back up and forks off to the right after the Mesa. After the Mesa, it gets pretty steep. Besides that, I’d say this hike is fairly easy and do-able for just about anyone

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Chelsea Ruetsche
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Hiking

As of June 28, no water in the pools. Easy hike, pretty scenery.

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Melissa Cobb
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Hiking

Good and easy. No water in the pools. Mainly craters. There are silver frogs on the first pool.

Chris Eytalis
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Hiking

Great hike. Very nice views. Seven pools area was very cool

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Kathy DiStefano
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Hiking

Looks cool but they were barely filled. They must look awesome after it rains though! If you’re taking Soldier’s Pass continue on from the pools to Soldier’s Arch! So worth the climb!

Melissa Pierson
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Hiking

We workout daily at home and are in decent shape strength and cardio wise. We’re newbies to hiking, so this was a good challenge. This trail was awesome with spectacular views! Took 3 hours on the nose to do our trek (as you can see, we took a wrong turn). This app was so helpful in letting us know exactly where we were and how to get back to where we started. Amazing hike!

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Laura H.
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Hiking

I didn't think this was a "hike", but instead more of a walk to see the pools. And even though this was just ok, I did like the larger trail, Soldier's Pass.

Cody Goik
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Hiking

Just meh. The hike was nice (Especially since the other spots we tried to stop at were closed for the whole Covid situation) but the pools were just low sitting water, just meh. There are better hikes to go on in Sedona.

Michele Weston
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To see the seven pools, you can begin at Soldiers Pass Trailhead or Jordan Park Trailhead. SPT begins in a very quiet neighborhood. The trailhead is not open until 8 a.m. and closes at 6 pm. Please note that there is no parking in the entire neighborhood. It is best that you try Jordan Trailhead as that has open parking with no Gates. You can take Jordan Trail to soldiers pass trail to see all the sights without the worry of parking. It is a lovely hike! And you don't have to worry about parking, walking from Posse Ground Park all the way to Soldier's Pass, Etc. this is in a quiet neighborhood and sound travels so try to keep that in mind. I've given the seven pools a low rating because it's just hype from the Chamber of Commerce. Very unimpressive.

Abbi MorQ
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Hiking

Stopped here on my way to the caves. Note: the parking lot does have a gate and it opens until 8am—at this time, due to the COVID 19 situation, there is no street parking and the lot only has spots for 14 vehicles. Given that, I was lucky to only encounter 3 other people on the trail. Easy hike. Wasn’t impressed by the pools but only because my expectations great from their hype. It was quiet and the surrounding views are amazing.

Anthony Frusciano
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beautiful hike overall. the pools themselves weren't as amazing as the hype, but still worth seeing. We continued on to the caves which were awesome. continue on the same trail for about another mile, then there is a side trail up to the right which gets pretty (very) steep at end.

Lyuba Vyskribov
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Walking

This was such an easy one and beautiful views all around! We had kids with us, youngest one was 5 yrs old and did great! Very limited parking at trail head.

Claudia Chavez
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Hiking

great hike and easy for kids

Trent Fullmer
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Mountain biking

I used the filter to sort trails in this area by mountain bike only. This trail is among the list. After arriving at the trail, I found that it was a hiking trail only.

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Jason Singer
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HikingOff trail

To get to the cave you go off trail

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Joe Dirt
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Samantha Porcher
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Hiking

Easy hike, not a must see for me. Limited parking at the trailhead and no street parking. It was very muddy when we were there but it had been raining the two previous days.

Amie Willadsen
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Hiking

Great hike! We hiked all the way up to the cave, it was a little slick in spots but not that hard to get up or down. After you reach the 7 sacred pools go up to the right side trail to soldiers pass, then make a right where you see a sign saying national forest wilderness, this leads you up to the cave. Beautiful day also.

Caitlyn Heter
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Tracy McGuire
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Absolutely beautiful. Muddy in some spots but not slippery. The water after the rains this week made the entire trail smell amazing and the sound of the water over the rocks and in the creeks was heavenly. The little parking lot was full just a little after 8 (only holds 15 cars) but go early anyway and park on the road where it’s not prohibited. Having the trail to yourself in the early morning silence is so worth it.

Lox Kay
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Hiking

This trail is so super easy to follow. Very well marked! It leads you to the devils kitchen sinkhole as well as the seven sacred pools. Absolutely beautiful views of Sedona and tons of greenery. We saw some jeeps on the trail as well! Get there early to avoid crowds.

John Holderness
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Parking is a major problem for this hike. The lot holds 14 cars only, and the neighborhood is hostile to hikers and bikers parking along any of the streets nearby. You have to be very early to get a parking spot.

Todd Manske
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Hiking

Trail was very easy hike, pools are okay but the cave is worth the extra hike!

Alexa Grandetti
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Hiking

Great hike! Kept going past the second sacred pools up to the caves! Well worth it.

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Audra Boyd
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Hiking

Great hike. Best on a weekday. The jeep tours cross this trail for just a quick minute. Weekends...this is a busy trail.

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Dail Jenkins
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Hiking

The pools were cool but the sinkhole was the best part. Super easy hike for the nephews (age 7 and 9)

David Waters
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Hiking

it's wasn't kid friendly to the cave but it sure was amazing

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Brittany Waters
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HikingOff trailScramble

we took soldiers pass 66 to devils kitchen, the seven pools. then about. 06 miles after the pools we veered off trail to the caves.

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