West Clear Creek Trail

HARD 45 reviews
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West Clear Creek Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 40 miles south on Interstate 17. Leave the highway at the AZ 179 exit and turn east under the freeway. Drive about 9 miles on FR 618 to FR 215 and turn east about 3 miles to the Bullpen Ranch trailhead. Or turn east off FR 618 on FR 214 about 8 miles from the highway and turn east 4.7 miles to the Bald Hill Road. Follow this primitive road about 1 mile to a rock-pile cairn that marks the trailhead.

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2 months ago

West Clear Creek, from Bull Pen to the Tramway trailhead is always a spectacular hike.
Allow 3 full days to reach the Pine Tree and Sawgrass covered creekbed. Great fishing along the way with Indian ruins to visit as well. Accessible from Clints Well on the Mogollon Rim.

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hiking
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backpacking
3 months ago

This was a quick night out camping by the creek with a friend. The drive in is not pretty but when you get to the creek it's amazingly beautiful. We got there late and we weren't prepared to cross the creek (make sure you have sandals and quick dry shorts) so after crossing the creek a couple of times we decided to go back before it got too dark and settled in a camping site before the first crossing of the creek. The camping site was pretty nice but there were lots crawling bugs including spiders of all sizes and scorpions. I love this place and I can't wait to go back with my family and friends to backpack deeper into the canyon.

3 months ago

You have to drive a ways on a dirt road to the trailhead. The trail ends at a beautiful creek spot. We passed a few people who said you can backpack further in and that it's even more beautiful!

3 months ago

One of my favorite weekend backpacking destinations.

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4 months ago

this hike was unbelievably amazing!!!

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hiking
9 months ago

It is such a beautiful hike!!!! It is hot so dress light. the water is amazing!!! I cant wait to hike it again. It is a great place that looks like you are in Alabama not Arizona :)