Best nature trips trails in Sedona, Arizona

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Map of nature trips trails in Sedona, Arizona
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#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. The offline downloaded map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. In the wintertime, you may want poles, spikes, or waterproof shoes.Show more
#2 - Fay Canyon Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Good canopy and cool canyon bottom make for an excellent hike. Trail is a loose red powder. Some rocky parts where the trail crosses an old dry/seasonal creek bed. Watch out for bears.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 - Seven Sacred Pools via Soldier Pass to Brins Mesa Loop
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Parking is limited so you may need to park at the Jordan trailhead or at the Teacup parking lot and hiked the Teacup trail to Soldiers Pass, which will add over a mile each way. Please visit the park website for more updated information. Great hike with amazing views. You will want to bring sunscreen and water as there is little shade. This trail can also get relatively crowded, check out the waypoints for an alternate starting point if the trailhead marked here gets too crowded. The loop is great either direction, and there is also an optional turn off for the mesa if you want to add a little distance and elevation.Show more
#5 - Broken Arrow Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out beautiful. This is an extremely popular route and traffic can be very heavy at times. Pull-outs are provided. Do not widen the trail by trying to pull over anywhere other than the pull-outs. You may have to back up. This is also a very popular hiking and mountain biking area, so be alert and courteous at all times. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you'll need a Red Rocks Pass Located in Coconino National Forest. For current conditions call Red Rock Ranger District (928) 203-2900. Several large rock ledges require high ground clearance but the obstacles are not overwhelming because little articulation is required. The hardest obstacle is called "The Steps," which is driven downhill. This obstacle is very steep and will be intimidating to an inexperienced driver; however, stock SUVs with high ground clearance should be able get down just fine. You may scrape bottom so skid plates are recommended. This trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Show more
#6 - Munds Wagon, Cow Pies and Hangover Loop Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Due to the heat and elevation gain, this hike is on the harder end of the moderate difficulty rating.Show more
#7 - Doe Mountain Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 56 m
$5 Red Rocks parking pass required (not good at Red Rocks State Park). Fun short climb to the top of the mesa where you can walk around to take in views in all directions. When you get to the top, take note of where to find the path back down, before taking a look around!Show more
#8 - Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#9 - Sugarloaf Loop Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h
Great Sedona views of some of the major mountain range. Parking is limited.Show more
#10 - Wilson Mountain Trail
Coconino National Forest
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 6 h 32 m
Wilson Mountain is 7,122 feet tall and named after Richard Wilson. Richard Wilson was a bear hunter who was killed by a grizzly in 1885. His body was found in Wilson Canyon, which is also named after him. This is the tallest mountain around Sedona, Arizona. The trail to the summit leads to an absolute killer-view of Sedona and far beyond, of Oak Creek, and even of the San Fransisco Peaks. The hike has two parts: Part 1 goes up to the First Bench. This can be done from Midgely Bridge (most exposed, but most scenic) and from Encinoso Picknick Area., also called North Trail. Part 2 goes from 1 bench to the Sedona Lookout. If you start out late, or loose your wind, only going up to 1st bench is well worth the effort. But the Sedona Lookout is unsurpassed, as you can see! A stunning, vertical drop of several hundred feet straight down, looking right into the famed red-rock stone sculptings of Sedona. Absolutely amazing. Although hot and at least moderately strenuous, well worth the time. You will see on our map here that there is an off shoot that goes to the actual summit, if you want to shave off a little elevation, feel free to skip this section! It is still a great hike!Show more
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