Soldier Pass Trail

MODERATE 423 reviews
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Soldier Pass Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river 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
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

There are two trailheads that you can use to get there. Both are accessed by 89A. To get to the closest trailhead to Soldier Pass trail is by turning North on Soldier Pass Road to its conclusion. At the other trailhead you will need to take Jordan Road to its end, then hike either Jordan trail or Brins Mesa to get to Soldiers Pass. Both trailheads require a Red Rocks Pass. There are machines to buy a pass at both places.

11 days ago

Very pretty for an easy trail. It had a kind of weird ending to me though and the map of the trail on here doesn't match what it actually is (the last fork on the trail doesn't exist!). Extremely limited parking and there are crowds. Recommend going very early in the AM

off road driving
12 days ago

Closed to the public for off road vehicles!!!

hiking
16 days ago

Fantastic hike to do as a family. We did it with 3 generations of ours. My 65-year-old dad was the oldest and my 6-year-old son was the youngest. We had absolutely gorgeous weather and great views.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike, good views, just slightly confusing figuring out where to turn for the loop so we ended up going twice as long as originally planned. Dogs did well.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike. The views of Sedona and the surrounding mesas were unbelievable. Initially, the trail was crowded with jeep paths and multiple crossing trails. But once we made it a quarter of a mile in, the traffic thinned out. Most of the elevation change occurs around mile 2. Slightly challenging but definitely manageable. Highly recommend.

FYI - parking is extremely limited (14 cars only) at the trailhead. May have to park in the surrounding neighborhood.

off road driving
21 days ago

This trail is closed for 4x4 use intill further notice so they can developed a permit system for vehicles. Was upset to learn this after a 2 hr drive. Great hike though if u wanted to do that instead.

hiking
1 month ago

We went around 9am and had no problem finding parking. Ended up looping around the Mesa and had some incredible views. It’s a fairly easy hike, but offers some spectacular viewpoints.

hiking
1 month ago

Parking is SO limited. No pass needed. Seven pools is actually at the beginning of the trail but are very low & are actually gross. One pool had pretty & clear water. The end of the trail very hard to find & stay on. You’re better off just followings Brims Mesa trail then going to the end of this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Any hike in sedona is going to offer great views and a good workout. I followed the trail according to the map and the trail ends in the middle of nowhere on the trail and takes a very unmaintained path. i would stay on the path that leads towards Brins Mesa for better views and more maintained trail. The seven pools are pretty low/dry right now. We had to park down the street about .25-.5 miles away on a side street.

1 month ago

First note...only 14 parking spots. no pass needed. no parking on roads within 1/2 mile. Red rock pass is not an acceptable parking permit for this area. signs say you will be towed. we parked on first side street outside tow zone. Trail was really great. Easy at first, some spots may challenge those not comfortable with narrow trail and ledges. Sacred pools were empty this time. nice shaded trail til you get closer to the top where it is a steeper climb. great views throughout. will return again.

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite hike in the whole state. Block off enough time to stop and enjoy the scenery along the way. Plenty of opportunities to go off trail and explore some gorgeous scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, gorgeous scenery,. Be sure to give yoursel Time to enjoy the trail. Worth the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Really cool trail with neat features along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery and great side trails. The sink hole was an unexpected treat. Great hike. Can spend the whole day on this trail. Great for all ages.

2 months ago

I love this trail, easy, relaxing and entertaining. We pass by devil’s kitchen(a sinkhole), 7 sacred pools, and go up the unknown trail to the arches/caves. Go early for a parking spot.

hiking
2 months ago

Our favorite Sedona Trail. Recommend taking Soldiers pass out....to Soldiers pass, and take Brins Mesa, then Jordan trails back to the trail head. Go in the afternoon for spectacular view so for coming back down Brins Mesa.

2 months ago

amazing trail with out of this world views

2 months ago

Over half is a 4x4 dirt road and if planning to do the loop down the Jordan trail the drop off trail from the edge of the Mesa is not distinctly marked. Beautiful views

2 months ago

My favorite trail in Sedona! The 360 panoramas of the Red Rocks are hard to beat. Large trail system with lots of options.

hiking
2 months ago

gorgeous!

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