Best forest trails in Sedona, Arizona

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Map of forest trails in Sedona, Arizona
Top trails (41)
#1 - West Fork Trail #108 Oak Creek
Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Semi-shaded by trees and towering canyon walls make this the perfect seven mile Sedona hike if you want to beat the heat. Trekking up Oak Creek's west fork offers one of the best hiking experiences in Sedona, an area already known as a hiker's paradise. The steep canyon walls and the shade of trees make this a perfect trail if you're looking to avoid the heat of the Arizona sun. Trace the creek upstream along pleasant sandy trails and thirteen separate river crossings and enjoy the imposing views of the canyon walls towering above you. Unless the waters are high, the crossings are relatively easy, and the elevation gain on this trail is slight. The trail ends where the canyon walls close in on you and there's nowhere else to go without getting your feet wet. Enjoy the great views, make the most of the photo opportunities and marvel at how the water has etched away at the rock over the millennia. If you're suitably equipped, you can continue to wade upstream for another quarter of a mile or so. The pebbly creek bed can be a little hard on bare feet, but it might be tolerable to you - also be careful of the smoother rock surfaces underfoot which are particularly slippery. Eleven miles north of Sedona, the trailhead at the Call of the Canyon day use area has limited parking availability, which may be an inconvenience to some, but early arrivals will enjoy a relatively uncrowded trail. Cell reception can be tricky. Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#2 - Soldier Pass Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Parking in this area can be difficult and limited. Gorgeous trail, make sure to check out Devil's kitchen, the 7 sacred pools, and the secret caves - they are absolutely stunning! Show more
#3 - Boynton Canyon Trail
Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h
Boynton Canyon is one of the most popular trails in Sedona. If you like red rocks then this will be a perfect hike for you. The trail is great for hiking, features great views, and normally takes a half day. Parking fee: $5 One of the "vortex" points in Sedona, Boynton Canyon is popular for both locals and visitors.Show more
#4 - Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
From the Dry Creek Vista Trailhead parking lot, you have two choices to get to Devil's Bridge. 1) Vultee Arch Road (Forest Road 152) where you will be spending one mile with high clearance vehicles, and possibly their dust or 2) Taking Chuck Wagon Trail and the connector for 2.1 miles where you will have great views and much better scenery. Dry Creek Vista Trailhead parking has NO fees. The lot handles a fair amount of cars, but it fills up quickly, so get there early. This also allows you to avoid the hottest part of the day as there is little shade.Show more
#5 - Cathedral Rock to Red Rock Crossing
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
#6 - Cathedral Rock Loop: Hiline and Templeton Trails
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Users report that trail can be difficult to navigate, make sure to check the signs. Some parts of this hike can get steep and rocky. Watch out for bikers!Show more
#7 - Sterling Pass Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
#8 - West Clear Creek Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
#9 - North Wilson Mountain Trail
Silde Rock State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
The trailhead is located at the Encinoso picnic area next to the bathrooms. There is a $5 fee for the day to enter.Show more
#10 - Margs Draw Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
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