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Love this trail ! Tuff but fun

Easy trail for casual walkers or novice hikers. The dramatic close-up views of Courthouse and Bell rock formations make this a thoroughly enjoyable scenic experience, but seasoned hikers will want something more technical and demanding. Still, it is almost a 'must-do' when in Sedona, since these rock formations are so iconic. Expect large crowds, especially at Bell Rock itself.

12 hours ago

This will always be a memorable trail for me. It was my first hike in Sedona and paired with Brin Mesa for the entire loop. Just outstanding.

One trail where you walk down the incline, then back up, without much elevation change except around the landslide area at the end. Interesting rock formations. Nice view towards fountain hills, four peaks, and Superstition Mountains.

I like this trail. The first section is uninspiring with lots of loose rocks and not much in the way of views. Then it opens up into a nice fairly clear trail with a gradual incline up the mountain and wide open scenery. The last bit before the top is steeper and rocky but fairly short. The views at the top are great.

13 hours ago

Nice easy trail, along a valley and then a small incline to Taliesin overlook, which is pretty.

13 hours ago

Nice loop trail, decent elevation, good easy distance. A but rocky for my liking... lots of time spent looking at the trail in front of my feet rather than the view. Amenities at the trailhead.

road biking
13 hours ago

Nice scenic easy paved bike trail. Need a bell on your bike for passing.

14 hours ago

As close to a cardio perfect work out as you can get!

There are some spectacular views, and those are well worth the climb. The climb can be challenging near the top, depending on your experience level.

Excellent trail for the beginner, very moderate slopes and few hills. There are areas of terrain that are rocky and unstable. Great views from all around.

Wonderful trail, easy, didn't need poles I'd brought, great rock formations--careful of rattler(s)? right in front of first large rock formation on trail on right coming from trailhead parking lot!

20 hours ago

Nice hike! Easy to Moderate Hike for me, enjoyed the landscape and friendly peeps as I was a little nervous as no markers on the trail. Saw a few lizards & vultures. Good Times :)

Hiked 6.8 miles from the Rock Springs trail head. The flora in the horseshoe canyon is lush, for a desert. Fun to cross the Agua Fría and have a post hike slice of pie at the Rock Springs Cafe

This trail is in no way an easy trail. This involves an elevation climb through switchbacks, then reaches the summit by scampering up rock faces on your hands and knees. We are avid hikers and had to turn back at the top because the weather turned and wind became dangerous on the precarious rock edges. But, it was epic and breathtaking. Given prior warning of its intensity, leave the dogs and kids at home, take your time and enjoy this hike. It is awesome.

This was our first hike in Sedona. Recommend getting an early start for two reasons. First, the parking lot is really small...might fit about 20 cars. We got there at 0800 and there were about 8 cars in the lot. Second, the trail was much quieter at 8 than it was at 1030 when we finished. Also, at 1030, there were cars waiting to park.

The trails were listed as easy. They weren't bad. If it was rainy or frosty, there may have been issues as some of the rocks may get slick. The elevation changes were pretty apparent, but the views were worth every step.

There were plenty of people with dogs...all leashed. Some mountain bikers, but not too many.

Trail is listed as a loop. When we got to the end, we had a little trouble finding the loop...so we back tracked the hike in. That being said, I felt the trails were really well marked. All total, probably 3 miles and some change, but a good walk.

Decent hike for Yuma

nice hike that takes you around one of the hills in the McDowell's. allows for plenty of views of north Scottsdale and dessert vegetation.

Nice easy trail that goes down into the creek and has a couple water crossings. Water shoes came in handy for us in March.

Sunrise was awesome from up there! We rock scrambled to get to sunrise on time but then walked the trail back. This is an easier hike for the area though still more technical than some should do.

The trailhead parking is tiny so I ended up paying $3 to park .6 miles further away at the airport.

The hike is gorgeous for the first mile but quickly loses views on the backside

Great trail with clearly marked paths and various sites entities such as Devil’s Sinkhole, Seven Sacred Pools, and if willing to go off trail a bit, three arches.

Great hike, challenging but doable. Hard first part but levels near the top. Saw some wildlife along the trail (deer / rabbit / etc). Most of the trail was easy walking, wide with minimum rocks. Loose gravel coming down could be a problem unless you have good hiking boots.

trail running
1 day ago

Not very crowded. Free. Beautiful scenery. Not much bad I can say about this one.

Whew! Just finished with 2 dogs, 7 and 12 year olds! Everything went great (counter clockwise) all 7 miles under 3 hours until...the last .25 miles the dogs were accosted by javelinas. We scared them away and made it out safe! Heed the wildlife warnings!

Was a great long hike!!! Very easy to walk and great trail! Weather was awesome this morning!

Started at Yavapi Vista then went left on Slim Shady & took Hiline from here. Very narrow in some spots & you are on the side of a mountain. Amazing views, especially when it opens up to views of Cathedral Rock. At this point we turned back, but would love to go again & hike it further. Highly recommend it.

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