Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

So beautiful! Well worth the trip. We went early in the morning, which I recommend. By the time we came down the trail was getting really busy. Wouldn't recommend if it is really hot, trail is pretty exposed.

hiking
3 days ago

A really fun trail. I would suggest carrying a backpack - in multiple spots it’s nice to have both hands free to help climb up/down.

Sedona hikes are unbeatable

nature trips
6 days ago

Great scenery! Enjoyed the trail around Bell Rock and walking through trees, up pathways and seeing all sides of the rock formation. Highly recommend paying attention to the trail markers to ensure you follow the loop and don’t end up on the wrong side of the fence. Definitely worth the stroll!

hiking
11 days ago

This is a terrific short and fairly easy hike. There are some rocks to scramble up near the start, but even young kids were managing it. Once you get to the top, the views are wonderful. I did it in the evening and the setting sun on the rocks was gorgeous.

hiking
14 days ago

This was an awesome trail. My family (Wife 6 & 8 y/o) enjoyed the views and walks

rock climbing
14 days ago

Intense getting to the top but deff worth every second of it. Went to watch the sunset and we were the only people up there. Talk about beating a crowd...

hiking
15 days ago

Great views.
Not too long, route was steeper than anticipated.

Good amount of markers, trail clearly ends in a "End of Trail sign"

Start early in the summer , take plenty of water.

This was our first hike on our first visit to Sedona. It did not disappoint. The climb to the top was a little challenging but the spectacular view was worth the effort. Can’t wait to explore more trails.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice short hike! Definitely earns the moderate difficulty with some steep af scramble areas. Well worth the short grunt for the great views at the top!

Amazing early morning hike. Quiet and cool. The colors as the sun was rising against the hills was stunning.

My friends and I did this (and two other hikes) on our trip to Sedona. This was my personal favorite. I enjoyed scrambling for a good portion of the hike.

If you’d like to visit a supposed vortex, turn left at the “end of trail” sign. Veer right. On your left-hand side there is another 50 ft scramble that takes you between columns of red rock. The top of that scramble is named as a vortex.

I do not recommend this trail if you have a fear of heights. You do need shoes with good traction. A couple of my friends did not wear proper hiking footwear and found it tough to scramble up some portions.

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome trail. Definitely moderate due to quick elevation gain. It plateaus for a scenic overlook after about a mile, but the best part of this hike is other trails intersect and there are several options to keep going if you want more. Definitely my favorite hike in Sedona.

Must do hike !

Was a great hike, make sure you’re with a crowd willing to make it to the top.
If in the summer, go early, or go late. No shade, and it gets pretty dang hot

Awesome! Gave it 5 stars even though I totaled my drone at the top

Loved it. It was my first hike ever. Worth the climb.

This trail was so fun! Breezy up top on a hot day, and a good way for a beginner hiker to flex your climbing muscles. My boyfriend is deathly afraid of heights (mostly coming down), but he was able to make it back down without hyperventilating.

NOT DOG FRIENDLY. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Overall a fantastic trail but I would highly recommend leaving your pets at home for this one. Bell Rock is much more pet friendly.

Go before 9am to beat the heat and the crowds. Expect to do some climbing, so shoes with a good tread are needed.
Views at the top are very worth the effort of the short climb/hike!!!

This hike is definitely hard and for people who are pretty fit and limber. It’s very steep and parts and you need to go down on feet and hands. The view is gorgeous at the top. We’re in our thirties and it took us a little over an hour with a few breaks on the way up. Make sure to walk across the top of the trail head and come down on “the female side”. Really fun and you’re standing the middle with the red rocks all around you. Stunning. We got there at 6:45am and there were already five cars in the lot. It was far more crowded on our way down. Recommend getting there bright and early!

hiking
30 days ago

We went in the evening when it was cooler. Amazing colors as sun went down with beautiful panoramic vistas. Definitely worth the challenge. Follow white trail markers to stay on trail. Wear good shoes for hiking on rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

I am deathly afraid of heights. About halfway up I sat down and was visibly shaking. Once you get past deep V shaped crevice (at about the halfway point) it was smooth hiking to the top. I was very worried about the descent, but honest to God, it was a cake walk!!! The climb was WAY worth it. Unbelievable views!!! My husband and I agree that it is a little more advanced than it is rated. We did see little kids doing this hike.

Loved this trail. Took us about 2.5 hours. Quiet, serene, and relatively flat. Highly recommend for all ages!

Always a good hike, gets your heart rate up and I love to scramble up the rocks. The app says moderate but I really think they need to change it to hard. Even though I have been hiking for years on this mountain it still gives me some trouble at times. One wrong step or a slip you are down the mountain in a jiffy. I always go past the “end of trail” sign to the left and climb another Little Rock formation and then over to the other side. That is a 660 ft elevation gain and from the parking lot up and back it is 1.6 miles and takes about an hour. I stop and take pictures along the way to catch my breathe. My favorite hike because it is quick but hard and the views are stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Very few switch backs. Straight up grind. Took 45 lb backpack. One of the mist technical in Sedona area.

Beautiful, hot, fun hike~! Be ready to get dirty, scramble and bring LOTS of h20 for yourself and your pup~!! PS. Don't forget your sunscreen's~! (Yes, they make sunscreen for our four-legged hikers too. ;)

The trail is well-marked and gorgeous, but do NOT try to scale and summit Bell Rock. The trail leading to the south side is washed out, and leaves maybe 1-2 ft from the edge of the cliff circling back around to the north on the right side of the rock. Stay on the north side.

hiking
1 month ago

Let me start by saying app says this trail is moderate, it’s a bit above that. There are parts where your on all fours going up and on your butt coming down. Saw quite a few people not finishing because it was a bit too difficult for them. That being said it was a fun trail, with excellent views. Not a long trail, but the quick elevation is a workout. Bring extra water, and get to the top. It’s worth the blisters.

Great vantage point for the sunrise! I hiked up here at about 4:30 am to catch the 5:15 sunrise. You can see the sun crest over in the east and its rays shining on Sedona to the west. Pretty easy hike with a few areas of smooth rock. Manageable and worth it for the sunrise. I got to the top and was the only one!

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