Explore the most popular birding 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.

Go to the end of the trail, then go about 100 more yards up. You can thank me later

Go early to avoid the dust and crowds

off road driving
1 day ago

My favorite trail in Sedona. Not overly technical but one that will have you checking your lines twice. I have 33" tires and a 2.5" lift without lockers and I did not have any trouble with clearance on any obstacles.

trail running
2 days ago

great day hike!! lots of shade and water.

Gorgeous views. Very easy hike until the last quarter mile.

hiking
2 days ago

Lovely walk through the trees with shade. Very busy though. Go early and avoid weekends

Bring lots of water. It was very sunny when we went. Great views.

backpacking
3 days ago

Would have given more stars but.......
If you follow the trail it is difficult, hot 100+, uncovered, and long stretches without water. At what appears to be the end of the trail, the way down to the creek is extremely unsafe (with a full pack) requiring navigation over a narrow ledge and 20ft drop.
If you follow the creek it is slow going and your battling loose rock, deep pools, bushwhacking through tons of poison ivy and spider webs, fallen wood and twigs which create trip hazards, and encounters with wildlife like snakes and spiders.
Next time I’ll check out the east entrance to the canyon and see if it is easier. The camping is great. Encountered many other people on the trail and deep in the canyon. I would do this again when the weather cools off. This would be a great hike 20-30 degrees cooler. Bring a fishing pole. Saw many large trout swimming in the deeper areas.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice walk nice time to wrap up the day. Easy hike.

Beautiful view of the sunset. Left the trailhead around 5pm and made it to the top to spend about an hour until sunset. Definitely recommend!

Great hike! Lots of trees and babbling brooks. Took the grandkids .. they did great!

Beautiful scenic trail. I started at the mezcal trail head because the main trail head was way to crowded. It was a longer hike but well worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome trail for families. It’s not too short and not too long.

off road driving
5 days ago

Today we drove this trail in a Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon and a JLU Rubicon. I think we covered all portions of this great trail. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this ride.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

The trail is beautiful! Bring waterproof shoes or shoes you dont mind getting wet. Take an extra pair of socks too just in case they get wet. Love the creek at the end, it was fun to take off your boots and walk in the creek.
Parking is horrible at times. You might have to park right off the street.

Strongly recommend to start this trail early morning at Sunrise. Make sure you take lots of water with you and a good healthy energy/protein bar. It takes 5h minimum to finish this trail. Do not take an older dog with you on this trail!!!! do not take your dog in noon or afternoon hours ( too hot!!!!)

Great views. Most of the trail is shaded and relatively level so it was a nice change of pace from some of the other trails near Sedona. The view at the end was well worth the 3 mile hike in

hiking
6 days ago

Enjoyable walk and nice views of Thunder mountain. But having to walk around private residences and a big green water tower took the magic out of our experience.

Very easy and extremely beautiful!! Highly recommend this trail

Great hiking trail that offers awesome views of Sedona in a very peaceful setting. Easy access from 89. Recommend that you do the "loop"...but definitely go up the summit that is shown on the map as a "dead end". Quick walk up with excellent panaramic view.

This is a beautiful trail. I went with my mom on my birthday and there was a lot of people hiking and waiting to take pictures on the trail but it was well worth it.

As others have mentioned it’s a tough hike up.
Start early 7am. Take your time stop rest and take the views along the way. Don’t burnt out and give up. The rewards are the flat plane as you get to the end and the breeze. so worth it. ProTip. Start at 7am. Bring a blanket Pack a lunch and have lunch and a nap up there Before heading back down. Spectacular!! Pro tip 2. Continue trail and head down to Midgely bridge parking and take an Uber back to you car.

If you decide to come back the same trail find a stick to help manage along the paths loose gravel. Seriously! You do t want to take a fall of one of those edges...

It’s a tough one but well worth the hike it’s beautiful up there!! Enjoy

Great hike worth the effort to find the trail head! Walk SOUTH on the east side of the road from the $10 paid parking lot. Keep walking, you will see a cement block / step and a trailhead marker from the road! Do NOT go into the woods stay on the road! Keep walking south. Trailhead is directly opposite a home at marker 10055 which is on the west side. First fork on the trail stay right! Excellent views at the top and most of the trail is under tree cover! Go early in the morning...

hiking
9 days ago

It’s a short climb to a picturesque bridge with an amazing valley back drop. Truly one of my favorites!

hiking
9 days ago

Well worth early morning hike with the optional climb to arch mid way. Partially shaded along the way which helps in summer days. Fantastic up close views along the way and at the end. Would do again. Enjoy

Beautiful trail. Easy going, but long enough for a good workout. Handful of really nice stream crossings and seems to get more dense and interesting the farther you go. Great for someone needing inspiration to finish a hike like myself. Ha!

hiking
9 days ago

If you want to avoid the Jeep trail and blowing dust use the Chuckwagon trail and park at the Mescal Trail Head parking. That will take you on about a 5 mile hike to Devils Bridge and back. If you are looking for a longer hike. Park a little farther down the road at the Chuckwagon trail head. (Across the street) and take the Chuckwagon trail in. That way. That hike had to be closer to 8 or 9 miles. But Chuckwagon is a nice hike in the trees frequented mostly by mtn bikers. As for the bridge there is nothing I can say that hasn’t been said 100 times. It is a spectacular view and you will meet plenty of new friends. It is tough at the top for us old folks with knees that don’t like bend the way they used to. But other than that it is a pretty easy climb.

Nice easy nature hike. Beautiful views of Canyon Formations.

hiking
10 days ago

Great views at the end ! Good shade for most of the hike too

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