Soldier Pass, Brinsa Mesa, Jordan, Javelina, Crusty, Adobe Jack Loop

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Soldier Pass, Brinsa Mesa, Jordan, Javelina, Crusty, Adobe Jack Loop is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

This trail begins by heading up Soldier Pass, then taking a number of other connecting trails to take a very long way back to the Solder Pass parking lot. Be aware that the Soldier Pass parking lot is small and parking nearby the lot is restricted.

hiking
1 month ago

We start the loop by Adobe Jack trail because there is no fence so you can start it before the gates of soldier pass trail parking open. Otherwise this trail is quite flat and the last portion is a little bit boring you follow houses, electric installation and the highway. Maybe the ground central trail is a better option, to skip this last part.

hiking
2 months ago

5 months ago

Nice loop of trails with some great views but would not rate as difficult. Most of it was pretty easy and the elevation wasn’t very high either. Would recommend starting your loop by connecting to Adobe Jack Trail and follow from there since that part is the most boring in terms of scenery and it’s close to traffic and houses. Also when you get up to where Brin Mesa is supposed to connect back to Soldiers Pass I would suggest taking the earlier connection that you see on the map. If you follow the red highlighted trail on the app that section of Soldiers Pass the beginning of the trailhead is hard to find as there are fallen branches blocking it and no signs anywhere. It appears that they don’t actually want you taking that connection anymore and the trail is pretty overgrown. If it wasn’t for the gps and the map on this app we would be lost. It took us about 6 hours with a few rests to complete.

hiking
10 months ago

A great connection of multiple trails. The Soldier pass and Brins Mesa trails had people but then I saw almost no one on the remainder of the route. The Brins Mesa trail provides some great views.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago