Explore the most popular forest 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this on July 6th. The parking lot was full when we arrived, so we parked 1/2 mile up the road and paid the $2/person walk-in entry fee.

This was our second time here. The first was in winter, presented with a fantasy of icicles on the red rock overhangs and crust ice on the pools. Not this time. What a wealth of biodiversity. One highlight was a bright red, black and white king snake, later keyed out as the Sonora mountain variety. Also many hummingbirds and butterflies, many unique pockets of plant and insect life nestled in the curves of the creek. Don't get me wrong, I love the deep cut red rock canyon and the patterns of white and black minerals, but more, the way sunlight reflected off the creek plays on the darker walls.

We hiked and waded about an extra mile past the official end of the trail. I wore Teva' s and my wife wore tennis shoes. Follow the instinct to continue, well worth it.

a really nice hike in beautiful Sedona. An easy day trip from the Phoenix area that you will never regret going on.

Beautiful hike!! Probably one of favorites. Good shade when it’s hot, you have to cross creeks to be sure to wear, a bit longer than 7 miles but totally worth it. Pet friendly but bring booties, there is hot sand and rocks.

Alot of great scenary pretty breathe taking, you will have to follow your nose to get around but you won't get lost. Def go

Worth the trek to the top. The view is amazing and I highly recommend it! Do it!

absolutely breath taking

Awesome trail! I did it in January, and even with a little bit of snow left, I really enjoyed crossing the river so many times, and so did my lab.

A nice/somewhat easy trail with beautiful, photographic views in every direction. However, the trails are not marked well... I was lost a few times and relied on the direction of other hikers/cyclists, as well as the downloaded All Trails map. It was clean and I didn’t see too much garbage. Not too busy during the AM weekend hours. Plenty of shade but make sure you pack sunscreen and water anyway!

hiking
3 days ago

For the more Adventurous, go under bridge. There are a few places to jump off Rocks that are about 15 and 25 feet high. The Water was plenty deep, i didnt even touch the bottom. Just watch where other people jump first. So you know where the safe places are to land.

hiking
5 days ago

I went with my 4-year-old, and we got as far as the first opportunity to walk into the river, and he planted us there for about two hours, skipping stones - or trying to...It is super beautiful, and really easy to get to. But I didn't get all the comments about four parking spots. I made sure I was in the right place. I even asked the parking attendant, whose advice to me was not to believe everything I read on the internet.

fun, cant wait to take my friends here

Fun trail, found the sink hole, but the rest of the path to 7 pools were not marked well

Awesome hike, parked at the trailhead and then hiked the long way up past chuckwagon. Amazing views from the arch.

7 days ago

Top 5 in Arizona

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing Trail, Amazing Views! Worth the climb to magnificent magic!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful and fairly easy hike. Well worth the view from the top. I started early - around 6am and had the summit all to myself for about 30 minutes - by the time I got down many people were hiking the trail. Doing it early is advisable not only because it’s cooler, but also because it will be less crowded. Well worth doing.

hiking
10 days ago

Gorgeous trail! Not too difficult but still burns some calories. Great for families and dogs. Pay attention to trail markers we got off trail a few times on accident especially near the end.

off road driving
10 days ago

It was amazing, you shouldn’t do it without a off-road vehicle nothing less then a Jeep Wrangler rubicon

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike with amazing views. Some steeps spots towards the top so be cautious if you’re not an experienced hiker or not wearing correct footwear. Also, if you are hiking in summer months be sure to bring a lot of water—YOU WILL NEED IT! The bridge at the end of the hike is an amazing photo op and well worth the hike. A MUST SEE!! Love this hike.

hiking
11 days ago

Challenging hike but well worth it for the views of not only Sedona but the surrounding areas. Difficult to run due to rocky terrain but I suppose it is a mountain after all. Lots of folks looked pretty miserable on the trail- not a lot of shade. Parking sucks but upside is there is less traffic on the trail.

I hiked this trail with my mom during the first week of July. It gets hot, so go early in the morning, and if you want to make it to the very end, bring enough water. I really liked hiking this trail, it’s beautiful. Except for hiking so close to a residential area (the Enchantment Resort and several homes), this is a beautiful hike. If you get there early enough, there is plenty of shade. Once it hit 11am, the sun was almost above us and we were mostly exposed and it did get hot. So worth it, had a very nice time.

trail running
11 days ago

This a wonderful trail for running and the sand makes it easier on your joint but also increases your work out load. $10 for parking

This is a a favorite for hiking in Sedona. Easy to follow the trail.

On a cross country roadtrip, I made a stop here and hiked this lovely trail. Very different to Washington’s mountains, but it was amazing!
Red sand and views to die for. Highly recommend. Bring lots of water, it gets very hot.

Took all the kids and had little whining. Fantastic views of Twin Sisters and the Madonna and Child. Chicken Point was a bit crowded with Ponk Jeeps but still worth the views of Village of Oak Creek and Submarine Rock. We couldn’t find the loop part of the hike so we just went back the way we came.

hiking
12 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. Be weary of the heat and bring plenty of water if it's summer. The top is absolutely worth it!

hiking
13 days ago

I absolutely loved this cave! Such a peaceful place. Google Maps had this updated so that the directions leave you right at the start of 9530. That was as far as I felt comfortable driving my low clearance vehicle. Parking there added on roughly 20 minutes and 3/4 mile in each direction but was totally worth it. I went yesterday in the heat of summer and there were only two others for the 2.5 hours I spent there. The cave was cooler with the breeze blowing in and obviously sitting in the shade. I could’ve spent an entire day just admiring its beauty. I can’t wait to bring out of towners there. A caution though: the road to get there is 10 miles on dirt road. Well maintained by bumpy in some areas. Also, stay low and left when you see forks in the trail. There are tons of them. If you do, you’ll be able to come around the left of the huge slab of rock on a very easy route.

Beautiful canyons and view points along the way. The trail was nice and easy to navigate. We spent about 5 hours on this hike with lots of stops along the way for our dog. In the morning there is a decent amount of shade however once you hit the afternoon sun it does become mostly sun.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful hike but not as scenic as people make it seem. A fairly easy trail, the only thing that makes it mildly strenuous is the sand. Get here an hourly/45 minutes early so that you can get a spot in the parking area and $10 in cash. Reiterating what the tips tabs says: bring water shoes if you wish to hike past the end of the trail to explore some more or camp. Oh and bring hand-sanitizer, especially if you plan on using the restroom in the park before/after the hike :)

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike up! This app takes you the longer way, but if you go down long canyon road and park in the parking lot it’s a 4 mile hike round trip. If you have a vehicle appropriate for dirt roads you can go right up to the trail head and it’d be about 2 miles round trip. The views were incredible. The trail was labeled well also. Not a huge crowd probably due to the heat in mid afternoon.

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