Turkey Creek Trail

HARD 18 reviews
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Turkey Creek Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Directions from Tucson: Drive east 39 miles from Tucson on Interstate 10 to the J-Six-Mescal road exit (#297). Turn north on the Mescal Road and continue 16.4 miles to FR 4408. Turn left and travel 0.4 mile through a gate to a parking area with large sycamore trees. The trail starts on the opposite side of the creek and follows a 4-wheel drive road 1.5 miles to the single track.

2 days ago

Loved this hike for the beauty and solitude. It was well marked with cairns the whole way. I would not rate this hike as hard, however. You gain most of your elevation at the end and it was moderate. You spend most your time hiking through the dry creek beds. It had an odd end to the trail, so I kept going over the other side to add some mileage. I ended up on a cattle trail and circumnavigated my way back. The hike was definitely worth it. I only saw one other couple. It was peaceful and beautiful.

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18 days ago

Nice hike with good views. We were the only ones on it. We are 58 and 60 and it wasn’t too difficult. The trek up to the top was a work out but plenty of shade to rest. 70 degrees today and I wouldn’t want to do it any warmer than that.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Great quiet hike. Great views from top, good vertical and distance.

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recorded Track - Nov 12, 03:24 PM

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