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This is more than a trail. The emotional impact that walking this trail entails will surely stick with you. I am beyond grateful, and humbled.

Do bring a lot of water.

3 hours ago

One of sedona's best hikes, but be sure to leave plenty of time.

there are really three parts to the hike to know and plan around. The first big climb up to the bench, part 2 to the summit trails, and part three which is typically a quick 10 min to the Sedona lookout, or another 30-40 min to the north lookout.

if you really want to explore the best parts of the hike, plan lots of extra time!

I didn't finish the hike, but this is more of a tip than review from what I experienced. As others have recommended, be sure to bring a GPS. I hiked solo and no one else was around me, didn't have any first aid gear and only had food and water. The paper guide that the visitor center gives for the trailhead is different than Alltrails. I was confused and spent a good half hour at the wrong trailhead and decided to follow the trail on here. I plan to do the hike again, but more prepared if I'm lucky to get a permit again.

scenic driving
4 hours ago

Great scenic drive along the park. Has great vista views and doesn't get crowded. Highly recommend the Blue Mesa Trail, Desert Inn for the vista as well as ice cream downstairs, and of course the Petrified Logs in the southern entrance. I didn't stop at all the locations, but these were the stops that I made and would recommend. A very underrated National Park in my opinion.

hiking
4 hours ago

Great short hike. Some steepness in the beginning. Highly recommend considering how short the hike is and for the views.

mountain biking
4 hours ago

Its a great technical short ride. you can ride all trails in 1.5 hours. Lots of black & blue runs. you can always walk your bike over the real techical areas if you dont ride them.

I did this in reverse on 4/10, starting at Sunrise Trailhead ending at Lost Dog Wash (need a ride or second car to do this obviously). This direction started with a bug incline and ended with a nice traverse downhill. Stopped for a snack at Sunrise Peak (beautiful shade spot) and was joined by a hummingbird and a few lizards. The trail is pretty rocky so be aware, I'm a flip flop hiker and it wasn't too bad but this was rockier than most of the Gateway Trailhead trails.

Nice moderate uphill hike, quite craggy. The final ¼ mile up to the peak is just as the signs indicate, narrow and steep, but not overly so. I'm a flip flop hiker and had no issues ascending or descending. Great shade spot on the peak for a quick break if extending this trail to Lost Dog Wash (nice easygoing extension). Also, keep an eye out for the larger lizards just a little before the first landing. Overall a nice hike.

Hike was far more difficult than anticipated. we should have stayed on the peavine trail for the majority of the trail, but unfortunately most of our hike was through the rugged rocky portion of the trail. it was far too hot and difficult for the hikers in our group. Got to be treacherous as we got overheated, worn out and low on water. Thankfully we all made it out, but took over 4 hours, was over 5 miles an we were pretty worn out. Be sure you know where you are on the trail... stay on peavine if your fitness level isn't up for this level of challenge.

walking
6 hours ago

Small walk to sign off bucket list. Looks like ants walking up and down. Horrible parking, chaos.

walking
6 hours ago

Guided tour through the canyon. Amazing views, worth every dollar.

Amazing views. Start early (6am) in August and bring water.

hiking
6 hours ago

Super nice seven mile hike on maintained trail system. Many stream crossings and 800 foot rise hiking in.

Fern, oak, elm and pine primal rain forest setting. Inside protected wet canyon under canopy of trees.

Grapes, black berries and small apples all good to eat on the hike.

Stream crossings are slick and mossy. I witnessed several slip and falls.

Great hike. Takes about 4 hours if you don’t take breaks.

It was raining on my hike and was super nice.

Great hike with great views. Hiked out to both overlooks. Got pretty warm on the way down

mountain biking
7 hours ago

Its a great technical short ride. you can ride all trails in 1.5 hours. Lots of black & blue runs. you can always walk your bike over the real techical areas if you dont ride them.

mountain biking
7 hours ago

Mtn biked. Great roller coaster style trail. i saw no one when i rode it. very peaceful.
Lots of shade.

I'm not going to beat a dead horse here but for those of you that are not in shape are overweight and don't do a lot of hiking this is not the hike for you because I'm the poster boy for those three categories and it kicked my rear end today. I'm 5 6 230 lb and I'm an equipment operator and lazy so I don't get much exercise at all. it killed me on the way up just saying

hiking
10 hours ago

This is a fun trail. Make sure you go through the fence. This trail is a good work out. I went on a Tuesday around 6:00 am. I saw two other people on the trail. No matter where you are the views are beautiful and amazing!

Love this trail!

Loved it Especially the American flag when you get to the top

10 hours ago

About a half hour mellow hike before a more drastic ascension of the mountain. I would love it if it the whole way weren't loose rocks. I've got pretty good hiking shoes, but this started wearing on my ankles and knees.

Great trail! It goes right through the middle of the Blue Mesa!!

Great trail!! Not hard at all, it makes you feel like you are on another planet!! The colors are phenomenal!!

Amazing! This place is spectacular! We hiked and climbed and explored!!

hiking
12 hours ago

My kids loved it. Out for a picnic and hike turned out perfect. Water is cold but worth it after the heat.

hiking
14 hours ago

$5 cash fee FYI...
Great views... came during Monsoon season and was to watch a storm roll in. On the hike wild boar and deer...
Challenging yet enjoyable!!

Decent hike, super congested. Views are great but better ones can be found in Sedona

Fun hike with beautiful views throughout

Incredible hike with great views throughout. A little crowded but worth it

off road driving
14 hours ago

took my DRZ out for a first time ever off road ride. This trail (I took 10 and 3554 entirely) was quite a workout! I would put this as an above average start for someone who hasn't been off road but knows the basics of riding and has been on road for a while. the DRZ handled it just fine and the views were spectacular. if anything, I'd do it again just for the view! for now, I may try to find something a bit more beginning friendly for my second ride. pretty sore after this one. great trail though!

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