Best backpacking trails in Sedona, Arizona

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Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Sedona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of backpacking trails in Sedona, Arizona
Top trails (6)
#1 - Little Horse
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
The Little Horse Trail begins as part of the Bell Rock Pathway. Follow this wide trail southward for 0.25 mile. Here, at a signed fork, take the old jeep road branching to the left and marked with basket cairns. The road drops to cross a dry streambed, climbs a bit and ends at the 0.75 mile point. The trail continues to the left and climbs moderately, topping out on a large, flat expanse. Turn to the right here. The level trail leads into a stand of Arizona cypress and intersects Chapel Trail about 1.4 miles from the Chapel of the Holy Cross as it nears the "Madonna and the Nuns" spire rock formation. Continue for 150 yards passing the base of the knobs of Chicken Point on the left. Take the path left for a short climb onto the bare rock for wonderful views. This point is used by jeep tours via Broken Arrow Road.Show more
#2 - West Clear Creek Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
#3 - Girdner Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Note: Girdner has been rerouted with large sections of new trail, to eliminate almost all of the creek crossings. Trail now stays up higher, giving great views of the red rocks all around. Show more
#4 - Hangover, Cow Pies, Munds Wagon, Casner Canyon, and Huckaby Loop
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
#5 - Hot Loop, Schnebley Hill, Munds Mountain and Jack's Can Trail
Munds Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 22.3 mi • Est. 11 h 30 m
#6 - Taylor Cabin Loop Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 10 h 23 m