Soldier Pass Trail

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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.

hiking
1 day 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
12 days 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
17 days 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.

18 days 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
22 days 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
25 days ago

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

hiking
30 days ago

Really cool trail with neat features along the way.

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

amazing trail with out of this world views

1 month 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

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

hiking
1 month ago

gorgeous!

hiking
2 months ago

Started at the Soldier Pass Road trailhead and made the loop back. Parking was a challenge (very few spots) but trail was beautiful! Several sections were tricky, not for the inexperienced or elderly hiker. Make sure you bring adequate water. We mistakenly went off the trail twice. Back stretch is not clearly marked. Make sure you stop at "the rock" for a photo!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views but the hike seemed longer than I was expecting. At times I didn't know if i was on the correct trail. In the end I would recommend this trail.

2 months ago

It's a fun and beautiful trail but the markings aren't very good.

2 months ago

Short and sweet

hiking
3 months ago

Breathtaking views and the weather was perfect. Unfortunately I felt like the trail wasn't marked well; I ended up taking a wrong turn and getting turned around. Took an hour to find the trail again. Walked right by the sacred pools on the way up but thankfully caught them on the way down. Best place for a rest is almost near the top right before Soldiers Pass meets Brins Mesa, there is a huge juniper tree that offered the best shade and views. Next time hoping to find the archways/tunnels that others took photos of...

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