Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

4 days ago

Overall this was a nice hike. Our only frustration was that Google maps took us to a private driveway, which was about 1.5 miles further north on 89N than where we were supposed to start. The owner of the property said it happens a lot. He directed us north on 89 to the Midgley Bridge, and we accessed the trail from there (and hiked back toward Sedona). So... if you want to start on the southern end (near town) take Schnebly Hill Road to the trailhead. Regarding the hike itself, It offered beautiful views of Sedona on one end, a couple creek crossings and nice views at the other end near Midgley Bridge. The middle section was nothing special but provided good shade - Average work out, on the easier to moderate side.

A great hike with kids. Parking lot was easy to find, we were able to use National Parks pass for parking (otherwise you may need to pay for parking on honor system). The trail markers were very clear and each major turn in the trail had a map so we can see about how far to the next "check-in". I recommend this one for sure!

Very picturesque! Multiple water crossings and opportunities to swim.

Nice trail when you need something simple.

Amazing views at the end! This is one of my favorite hikes. The long sweeping views are gorgeous. It’s such an easy hike for a great payoff! We hiked it easily with 5 kids ages 13-5.

1 month ago

Mountain bikes it from the top down. Fun trail but I would rate it as expert.

1 month ago

We did this trail to Dead Man’s pass then finished the loop on Mescal. Mescal was our favorite part— lovely views along a great ridge!

1 month ago

a favorite as a local.

Loved! Very scenic, a little crowded in am. Parking is pretty good if you get there early.

Easy hike enjoyed the views the Bridge is great

Great hike, meanders through greenery with amazing views at every turn! We continued all the way up to Chicken Point. Definitely great for families, all ages. Good shoes and lots of water was helpful. Parking was tight and it was fairly busy during spring break. Glad we did this and would do it again! The trail connects with the Broken Arrow trail.


Amazing day. !

Fun, pretty easy and we love putting our feet in the creek at the end!

Trail ran in counterclockwise. This is a keeper. Great views. The portion by the road is loud and crowded but it’s short. Perfect morning.

This trail was so extra!!! With the scenery and the hiking atop the boulder! Wow! The view from atop the boulder is breath taking! So many photo opportunities. As I’ve only been on 5 hikes now on moderately popular hiking trails... the crowds did not bother me. I think the only thing that bothers me on hikes is when you’re friendly and say hello and it’s not reciprocated... This hike does require a parking pass that can be purchased with a CC at the trailhead. Parking is limited so arrive early to snag a spot. There is one vault (no-flush) toilet at the trailhead.

1 month ago

Fun trail to do with kids!! Great views when u get to the top! Parking was a bit crowded mid- afternoon. Requires parking pass. Bathroom at the parking lot.

Great trail

Great trail.

This was our first hike in Sedona. So beautiful! It took us two hours to go to the end of the trail, mostly because we had to stop to take pictures. The way down was much faster. Great morning hike. We got there by 8:30 and there were still empty parking spots.

Easy trail for casual walkers or novice hikers. The dramatic close-up views of Courthouse and Bell rock formations make this a thoroughly enjoyable scenic experience, but seasoned hikers will want something more technical and demanding. Still, it is almost a 'must-do' when in Sedona, since these rock formations are so iconic. Expect large crowds, especially at Bell Rock itself.

2 months ago

Great trail!

trail running
2 months ago

About 70% runnable; peaceful and not crowded. Great run, except for the herd of javalinas I came upon on the way back. Definitely my least favorite part!

Took the kids here first days. They did great! We went and looped around to the Church and then back to the parking lot. Kids 5,9,12 managed wonderfully.

Trail can be easy to lose around the beginning, but overall a good hike. The scenic views are beautiful but you do see the town and the major road. Once you get down to the creek it's totally worth the visit.

First trail in Sedona for me. Enjoyed it immensely. Good easy trail with a rewarding beautiful view at the end. Gr6time

2 months ago

Very dog friendly. Pretty well marked as well. Great views. For you coffee drinkers, there’s a bathroom at the parking lot. Don’t forget your parking pass. It’s not too steep at any one spot and for the most part there are not a lot of loose rocks on the path.

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