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Beautiful hike, the creek was amazing & clear like the name, but there is a place into the hike where you can't cross the creek so it will cut the round trip hike to about 2 miles. Still very picturesque w/lots of red rock bolders...The drive getting to the Trailhead is difficult, a high clearance vehicle with rock type tires are highly recommended.

Great hike that we did the last part of the day, just making it back by sunset. Took us just over 2 hours. As it's a loop, scenery is constantly changing. Fantastic rock formations as you circle round the back of Courthouse Butte. Very pleasant January day, I imagine this is very hot in summer and should be tackled early doors. Not steep at all, just a few inclines to deal with. Highly recommended. Bonus... we went back to same trailhead (The one for the Bell Rock climb) next morning for sunrise. Almost no one around and was just gorgeous as the sun lit up rocks all around.

Great hike! Parked at Mescal trailhead and took mescal and Chuckwagon trails to Devil's Bridge trail. Wonderful views and much better than walking the dirt road the 4x4s and Atvs can go on. Last part of trail is a series of rock steps. Steep but doable, perhaps with a rest or two for us not so young and fit. Payoff is terrific. Wonderful sandstone arch and great views. Trade cameras with others to get a pic on the arch if so desired. We went midweek January day,
Mid day / early afternoon. Only about 10 people at the arch at any one time, better than weekend crowds we'd heard about.

We were road-tripping from Kansas and didn’t take into account that we were going to be in Sedona on Martin Luther King Day. *cue anxiety attack* as beautiful as the Red Rock Secret Wilderness is, the crowds were sickening, the drive was backed up, we couldn’t find any of the trailheads, and the trailheads we could find were at “full” capacity and FINALLY parking was a nightmare. After stressfully driving around for over an hour we got a spot at Little Horse trailhead.

If we had went on a day that wasn’t so crazy and touristy I would have given it 5 stars. If I’m ever in the area I would definitely go back. The trails were so worth it and our dogs loved it. This trail doesn’t take you up close and personal with the rocks but you get some great views and it made for an easy 5 mile hike after the shit show of the crowds. Definitely a must go if you are in the area but probably not on weekends or holidays. Such a cute little tourist town with lotsssss of shops but I usually travel with friends and dogs so we like the more outdoor/middle of nature scene with a light amount of people on the trails.

Hiked this mid-January to the munds mtn trailhead, honestly not worth it. It was rugged, poorly marked, overgrown, and very challenging. Most of the trail is either soft sand or loose rocks, not easy with so much gain/loss. Also, it wasn’t very scenic, except the last half mile or so, but if you hike Schneblys Hill you get to the same munds trailhead and the jacks view anyway. I hiked schneblys back down, way better.
Pluses were perfect weather and not a single person until way down the other side of Schnebly. Very quiet and peaceful.

I started out at the trail head at 8 am. Not too crowded. Beautiful hike with amazing views. Middle section is steep vertical climb through a crevice. I’m an experienced hiker and I needed assistance.
Pay $3 by credit card at trailhead to park. By far one of my favorite hikes in Sedona.

Easy walk in until you hit the base and then truly hike. Getting to the cave is not easy and slightly treacherous., but worth it!

4 days ago

This is an easy hike and you get some really great views on the way to the bridge. My biggest complaint is how busy the trail is.

Great trail! I would recommend bringing layers of jackets. It starts out in the sun but once you start getting into the canyon it gets cold. It wasn't very populated on a Saturday at 10am.

4 days ago

This trail was easy to follow and the flora was very diverse and beautiful. The creek at the end of the turn around point was a great place to relax and have a snack before heading back up to the trailhead.

One of my favorite hikes in the area! The views of the town are beautiful and when you get down to the creeks it’s breathtaking! So peaceful! I also liked how it was not as highly trafficked like other trials in the area. I will definitely be doing this one again!

Easy trail with lots of photo opportunities along the way

4 days ago

A bit crowded but it was a holiday. Some spots of challenging and technical scurrying for us moderate type hikers but well worth the feat of finding a parking spot midday! Watch for white markings and rock piles and try to stay by those on the way.

Rant alert: People please don’t blare rap on your boom box in such beautiful scenery.. and be respectful of others, thanks

Really enjoyed this trail. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. As an experienced hiker, it was challenging and rewarding. Nothing technical that would keep inexperienced hikers from doing it, but I would agree with previous reviews that if you are inexperienced, be prepared for 5-6 hours and bring lots of water. It was about 65 degrees when we were hiking and it was warm. There is little to no shade on the trail so I would not recommend this on a hot day, and bring plenty of water. The views were absolutely worth it!

If you're inexperienced, PLEASE understand that this is a steep hike, and the winds are strong this time of year...So grippy hiking shoes/boots for sure. And make sure to bring snacks.
If you're experienced it only took me 2 &1/2 hours minus some hangout time.
But the scenery is SO worth the hamstring workout

The hike was short but had a fairly steady incline. I'd say it is between an easy and moderate hike. The change of scenery was great and the view was so pretty. We got a little set off track on the way back when we realized we weren't on the exact trail we had taken up and tried to follow the horse trail for a minute to find our original trail. Both of the regular trails connect back together and return to the same parking lot and are only a little off from each other so if you find yourself in the same position, don't worry. We had a great time and the length was perfect for our last day after some more strenuous trails.

Beautiful Hike! The road to the trailhead is long and rough but it’s so worth it! It has everything! Desert, river, greenery, rocks, leaves, tough spots, river crossings, and more! I recorded about 7 miles in and out. We didn’t make it the entire way as about 3.5 miles in there was a spot where we couldn’t all cross so we decided to head back. I would definitely suggest some waterproof (water-friendly) shoes so the water crossing doesn’t hold you back!

Great hike! We arrived just before sunset at 7am and it was perfect timing if you’re looking to avoid crowds and not have a problem finding parking!
By the time we came back down at 9am the parking lot was packed!
Beautiful hike.
The parking lot in the beginning does not require a red rock pass. You can drive in closer to the trail head but you’ll want to be driving a high lifted truck/ suv. Lots of boulders in the road

Very first time here. my boyfriend and I loved it. We started our hike around 1pm and finished around 2:15pm. We stopped to take in the surrounding mountains Sedona has to offer. Native to Az. Live in Phoenix and Every time a trip out here is ALWAYS unforgettable! Almost the entire way you’re climbing on some kind of rock and testing your endurance. Pretty steep at times but I seen a man carrying baby down IN HIS HANDS (I cringe a bit when I seen him slide) and a few people with dogs so don’t tell me you can’t do it. Trail may be just a mile but hiking it doesn’t even seem like it. ENJOY!

off road driving
5 days ago

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