Slide Rock Trail

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Slide Rock Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

So beautiful and the water felt great! Lots of spots to sit under the shade and enjoy the water!

nature trips
22 days ago

Beautiful spot! This is always a fun to do when the family goes to Sedona. It cost $20 to park in the lot, so make a day of it. The walk in through the park is paved with a convenience store (ice cream, water shoes) and a number of bathrooms. There are many steps down to the river and some climbing over rocks to move along the river to find the perfect spot. Bring water shoes, sunscreen, shade, water & lunch/snacks. The river is mountain run off so it’s cold (even on 100* days). Jean shorts are a good idea over your suit so you don’t ruin it or your self. Watch your step, we see a number of falls every time we go. Nothing like stitches to ruin a great day!

hiking
1 month ago

For the more Adventurous, go under bridge. There are a few places to jump off Rocks that are about 15 and 25 feet high. The Water was plenty deep, i didnt even touch the bottom. Just watch where other people jump first. So you know where the safe places are to land.

nature trips
1 month ago

Fun for the whole family. Get there early and if possible on a weekday. Was a bit over crowded.

2 months ago

So fun! Beautiful Views!
We went during the week and it was busy....I can't imagine what the weekend or holidays are like. Go early or you may not get in at all. when we left there was a line of cars waiting to get in.

2 months ago

Amazing spot. Crowded on the weekend

nature trips
3 months ago

Holy crapoli! This place was so much fun. $20 to park your car in the state park but you can park just a tad North of the park on the side of 89A and walk down a cute trail at the top of the canyon that leads you straight into the entrance of the park and pay $3 each for walking in. We also saw some people scaling the side of the canyon to completely avoid the fee all together. It was awesome seeing everyone having a good time soaking up the sun. Nothing but smiles all over.

4 months ago

fun

6 months ago

Great place to walk. swim if you can. views spectacular!

nature trips
8 months ago

A very nice place to explore with the family. Fairly easy hike. Water is still rather cold even in the summer months. However, it is tolerable. Very cold during winter. Crowds are ridiculous during the warmer months and almost unenjoyable with all the loud ruckus and disrespect for the land by visitors. But the off season crowds are much smaller and make the experience so much more lovely. Grab a hotel in Sedona and visit Slide Rock. You won't be disappointed.

walking
8 months ago

Not really a hike. A small park with a short path. Of course, the attraction is the slide rock, but too cold during winter, except for the polar bear folks. Off season, the reduced $10 entry fee seems excessive, especially because all the amenities are closed. Major bummer is that dogs can’t accompany you to the most interesting parts of the area

walking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This place is best described as a natural outdoor water park. I've never seen anything like it. So much fun! One of the coolest experiences I've ever had. Lounge by the creek, swim in the ice cold water, slide down some rocks, cliff dive into some deep pools, hike up-stream to seclusion.. it has it all. Kid friendly. Great family experience!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Slippery! And crowds you will meet, but it is beautiful and fun

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Really fun! Not really a hike but the sliding rocks are beautiful. Make sure to walk all the way upstream as far as you can. The scenery changes every turn. Easy overlook path too up on cliff. Sidenote: It's $20.00 to get into park.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Super easy hike and beautiful views.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It's fun to hike past the slide rock itself!

walking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

This isn't really a hike. But it's a cool place to see. The river flows over some gorgeous red rocks. You can hop around the rocks for a short distance. It can be peaceful but mainly it's a crowded area.

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

definitely a great tourist attraction

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Be careful as the rocks can be mossy and watched a few people bust open their head when they fell unexpectedly. A lot of people in the summer. If you can travel a little further out of town it's worth not fighting the people and traffic. Start early.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I would give this 5 Stars, but when I went with my family this summer, it was $30 per car! Beautiful place! Definitely a must see. My parents came and they are in their 70s. The steps you will go down initially were a little tough for them. They were fine, but needed to go slow and hold someone. In the summer, the rocks are very slippery from being wet, but wow was the rock jumping and rock sliding a blast! I have also been here when it is cooler out and in the winter time. Always a pleasure.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Went here with my mom after we hiked out of the Grand Canyon! Easy walk down to the creek! The creek is very crowded with people picnicking or sliding down the natural rock slide in the icy cold creek. Very refreshing on a hot day! My mom and I walked upstream in the creek a ways...only challenge is the rocks are very slippery (even in good water shoes), so good water shoes are a must!

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

Ok
I refused to pay the $10 park fee after u already purchased a day parking pass so I continued pass the bridge toward flag staff about half a mile there a section of road you can park on and walk about 1/4 mile back towards ridge when you get there walk down the trail and go right there's a few ledges that you need to navigate to get down it I did it really easy
As you just need to go slow and look for the right spots to set your foot

Saturday, April 09, 2016

More of a reprieve from the heat and a beautiful picnic spot.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Not a hike but it's still pretty to see

hiking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Slide rock is very unique and worth the walk to see; however, it definitely shouldn't be considered a hike. There isn't really a trail, but the area is very busy with families enjoying the water.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Just breathtaking. One of my favorite trails in the country.

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

We went swimming here & very little hiking. CRAZY AMAZING FUN FOR FAMILIES----BUT YOU MUST WEAR KEENS!! We saw literally dozens of people fall who were barefoot or wore those cheap water socks----you will need more tread on those slick red rocks.

walking
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Fun! Water was very cold though...

hiking
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The park was an early homestead that grew apples. The scenery is awesome! It was too cold to get in the water when we were there, but it sure looked inviting. The water is so clear. The trails are well kept (The first part is a sidewalk). Very nice!

walking
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Not much of a hike or even a walk for that matter. But if you get ambitious it's neat to explore. Pretty packed in the summer tho

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