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Thomas Point Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 994 ft Route type Out & Back

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Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive south 17.5 miles south from Flagstaff or north 9.5 miles from Sedona to about halfway between milepost 385 and 384. The trailhead is on the east side of the highway across from a few houses. The best place to park is at the Call O' The Canyon day area about a quarter mile north of the trailhead. This is a fee parking area.

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Whitni Baker
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The payoff is the view at the end.

Bill Mollberg
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Great weather. Water flowing slow

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Jo Seashols
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Thomas Point is OPEN.... May 18, 2020. Never was closed.

Misty Edison
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Review giving directions to trailhead is spot on. There's a sign at the beginning of the trail. VERY narrow and uphill about 1.2 miles. Lots of shade in the forest portion..once you get out into the sun the view is worth the heat. Very windy day so didn't realize how hot it was..don't let the wind fool you..you'll need sunscreen and water. The view at the top is as good as when you get past the forest portion. Only passed two couples going up and it was pretty late in the day..around noon. Going down maybe two families. Very quick on the way down. We did quite a few hikes this weekend and only did this one bc westfork was closed due to covid-this view was my favorite! Very underrated.

Jo Seashols
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Thomas Point trail is open. There is about a 900 foot elevation in one mile. The lower half is forested and the top half is desert.

Stewart Carnes
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Nice hike. The trail is in okay shape. The first quarter mile is along the road. There's a sign at the trailhead. First third and last part are wooded, nice shade. The middle is full sun. Nice views

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Kristine Adams
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Good hike with great views. Trail up is pretty steep until you’re at the top. We parked in West Fork parking lot. Only saw one other person the entire hike. Nice geocache at the top. We went 10/9 so the weather was really nice.

Devon Christopher Adams
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My wife and I decided to try something a little more challenging than West Fork across the street so we figured “moderate” would be ok. We are weekend hikers occasionally and this was killer for us. Lots of switch backs. The first 1/4 is shaded but then not much until you’re towards the end. Great trail but not for the faint of heart. Definitely narrow in spots. Once you’re at the end, there is a nice sized geocache nearby in the top. Grab it while you’re there. This was a fun trail for our honeymoon weekend! Other reviews tell you how to find the trailhead. They are correct.

Sandra Heysinger
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Great trail. Very high view to effort ratio! It is steep but doable. 50 minutes up. Great views and no one else on the trail. We parked in the West Fork trailhead area. If you have a pass it’s a good place to park. Minimizes your time walking on the road. Just get there early because the lot fills up quickly.

John F
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Excellent hike. Good advice below on how to find the trailhead and staying left at the early fork. Very beautiful on the ridge. Nobody on the trail despite hiking on Memorial Day 2019 when the rest of the canyon was packed.

Belle Anderson
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Love this trail! Literally no traffic and beautiful scenery all the way up and back.

Lisa Abe
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Loved the views on this one. Yes it is steep and at times the path is very narrow. Totally worth it. My fitness tracking app said I was moving for 2 hours but I was there for nearly 4 (I'm an obsessive picture taker). I parked on the road a quarter mile north of West Fork (because I'm cheap and didn't want to pay to park). The walk along the road is a bit scary with cars pretty close to you since the shoulder is a tad small at times. The advice to go 1/4 mile past west fork and to look up on the left side is spot on. Directly across from the house address sign of 10055. I put pictures up of the signage. Also, at the beginning of the trail there is a split, I went left (there's a branch blocking you from going right, though easy to step over), go left.

Andy Porter
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Ashley Purcell
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We had the trail all to ourselves. It is hard to find! Park at the West Fork Trail parking lot. Turn right out of the parking lot and walk about .25 mile down the road and the sign will be in the woods on your left that says Thomas Point. It took us about 1.5 hours but the views are worth it.

Kimiko Inouye
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Short and steep. My new favorite in Sedona.

Jocelyn Gamble
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Great, short hike with amazing views. We had the trail all to ourselves. It gets vertical quickly but the views are worth the climb.

Mary Leonard
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Great hike worth the effort to find the trail head! Walk SOUTH on the east side of the road from the $10 paid parking lot. Keep walking, you will see a cement block / step and a trailhead marker from the road! Do NOT go into the woods stay on the road! Keep walking south. Trailhead is directly opposite a home at marker 10055 which is on the west side. First fork on the trail stay right! Excellent views at the top and most of the trail is under tree cover! Go early in the morning...

Beth Galvez
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This hike may have been beautiful had we been able to find the trail. We got all the way up to the rock wall, but could not find a pass to get above it. The AllTrails map definitely does not line up with the starting marker across from West Fork Trail, so we never found it even though we walked down the highway a bit. We may try to find it again in the future if the starting point is marked better.

Djin Anderson
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Parking was a challenge. Trail Head was hard to see at first, but trail was clearly marked once we were on it. Hike was great though, through the trees then out onto a beautiful view. Busy day in Sedona, but ran into only one other person.

Geoff Malcolm
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there is a fork early in the trail with no sign. go left. somewhat hard to find trail next to highway at beginning but great varied hike. top is interesting area.

Benjamin Grassi
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Park at the parking lot for the West Fork Trail. 10 bucks for a day pass. Follow the trail out to the road, then cross the road, make a right and take about 200 steps down the road back towards downtown Sedona. The trailhead is across the street from a green address sign with the number 10553...at least I think that’s what it was. The trail marker is about 5 feet up the hillside and is brown so it is difficult to see. If you find the trail it is a quick incline but a great hike with great views! Get all the way to the top and you get a great view of Mt. Humphreys up In Flagstaff! Only saw one other hiker. Well worth it!

Jeff Kozloski
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Although the TH is hard to find, it is so worth the effort. Uphill from the start, it is a great workout and isn't too long. All the way up you are surrounded by beautiful world class views and once at the top you won't be disappointed! Highly recommend this hike!!

Rick Gomez
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Terrific hike for those who prefer to go off the beaten path. The first half mile or so wind uphill through the woods and pine straw. The climb gets steeper at the end but the views are well worth the effort. Park at the West Fork lot and walk along the road for about .3 miles. The TH is somewhat hard to find. Total hike time about 1.5 hours. Warning: I disagree with AllTrails on the Easy rating. The trail is moderate plus, borderline hard given the steep elevation. A few things to note. 1) the trail is very rugged near the top so be prepared. There are spots where you have to go through vegetation. 2) Its hard to stay on the trail on the way down - very easy to get lost or off trail so stay alert.

Gary Oliver
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Difficult trail head to find. Had to walk along the highway to find the trailhead. not ideal. Parked at the west fork parking lot, then walked to the trail. Beautiful switchbacks to start the trail. Then skirt along the edge of the mountain and you look directly down oak creek canyon toward Sedona. Finish the trail on the plateau and enjoyed the view. Really liked the hike. Definitely not a little kid hike, or if you are too out of shape.

Adam Hall
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Jared Sorensen
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Alton Fabre
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Israel Solomon
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Heidi Y
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Eliza Beth
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