Explore the most popular nature trips trails near West Sedona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great alternative to the road if you have an extra hour to spare for the longer journey.

27 days ago

great views from the top. getting to the top of the hill takes some scrambling. the last few hundred yards of the trail are not easy to follow.

Incredibly popular for a reason, the views are great. For the life of me I cannot figure out why anyone would rather walk up a dusty 4x4 road vs coming in this route on an actual trail.

Chuck wagon is flatter but interesting landscape with no crowds and no jeeps with great finale of devils bridge! Great for active families!

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1 month ago

We rolled into the trailhead to find the parking lot empty at 5:00 pm. Easy hike out to the foot of the Cockscomb, but we missed the fork for the summit spur thanks to sticks, logs and rocks obviously placed across the spur to obscure it. Not sure who would do that...

The hiker trail to the summit is steep, but easily followed. To the last step below the summit, that is. Might have been able to climb one of the few cracks, but with no rope or gear, didn't bother. Follow the shelf counterclockwise around the north end for an awesome view of the sunset.

100% better to take chuck wagon trail over the off road dirt road. We started back on the road thinking it would be faster, but it was so dusty and not scenic that we cir led back to take the stunning chuck wagon trail again on the way back.

Great little hike and the end view and pictures are worth it!

Beautiful. You need a 4x4 to get to the devil’s bridge trailhead. The road is super rocky and unpaved—I do not recommend you try it. Instead, drive to the trailhead devils bridge trailhead as far as you can go. I put it into my GPS. you will see when the road becomes unpaved. Stop there and immediately to your left you’ll see a parking lot. Park there. Do the Chuck Wagon trail (marked as 3-strenuous on the trail map). Note it is NOT strenuous. I would classify it as easy. And the hike was gorgeous with beautiful views. Once you get to devil’s bridge trail, the views aren’t great until you get to the end. devil’s bridge trail is moderate, and the rock scramble to the top is moderate to strenuous. It took us 2.5 hours round trip including stopping for pix at the top. I note that to get back to the car, we did the route 1–easy. It was dusty and had jeeps on it and no views. We saw a lot of people walking along it instead of taking chuck wagon. I totally recommend taking chuck wagon!!! That was the best part of the hike. I recommend this hike. Not my favorite but fun and not too long.

This is a fun trail, and although it is popular, the traffic didn’t cause us any problems. Other than a couple of steeper points close to the end that might require you to use your hands, it is easy. The view up by Devil’s Bridge is fantastic and the bridge itself is fun to go out on, and not as scary as it looks - it is deceptively wide. Just be careful as the slope doesn’t flatten out much on the area around the bridge and it is a long drop if you lose your footing.

Bring your sunscreen. Lovely hike with lots of sun. I was glad it had rained recently - was great to see water on the trail, and also kept the dust down. Elevation change was good - up and down through the entire hike. Plenty of mountain bikers enjoy this trail as well.

Great hike with beautiful views. Challenging for some near the top (steep rock steps). Quite a few people walking across bridge, but I was not one of them. Crowded due to Spring Break but well worth it!

Great hike for just about anyone, however, the very end may be too steep for some. Beautiful views from beginning to end! Keep a look out for the wild pigs, they don't bother you if you don't bother them, and they are fun to watch.

We parked at Long Canyon TH, then hiked over to Mescal TH and then on Devil's Bridge. Lots of mountain bikers, but they were really polite. Trail was quiet, until we got to Devil's Bridge...that was very crowded with a lot of families. Went on a Sunday morning in early March.

This is a great trail that starts with some beautiful views on the initial 2/3 - Chuck Wagon Trail. Once the trail crosses the atv trail, it becomes Devils Bridge Trail and it ascends very quickly to the Bridge, the Payoff at the bridge is spectacular.

We hiked the Chuckwagon Trail from Dry Creek trailhead parking area. Arrived at 10:30 and got one of the last 2 parking spaces. Chuckwagon crosses the 4WD access road and continues up to Devils Bridge. Spectacular views from Devils Bridge. To cut some distance off the return hike we came back down the 4WD access road. Encountered 3 trucks on our return hike.

4 months ago

One of the lesser hiked in the area. So pretty nice to avoid the huge crowds.

Great hike! Arrive early to avoid the crowds. The sun rises behind you so some photos may turn out darker. If you get photos from the left when facing the bridge you will have less sun effects. Very pretty views along the hike. You can off road part of the trail but you'll want a high clearance vehicle. We started it in our 2012 Grand Cherokee and decided to turn around about a quarter to a half mile in. We were dragging some and didn't want to destroy the jeep.

Go early to beat the crowd but worth the trip

Nice way to bypass most of the crowds and all of the jeeps along the 4X4 road. the end is a steep climb of rock steps. There is a line of people at the end taking selfies and pictures on bridge itself.

Cute hike. I would say it's worth it, and is probably leaning more towrads easy than moderate. We did it along with brins mesa/soldier pass/teacup and lizard head.

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5 months ago

Not the best hiking around Sedona. The trail is a bit long and boring. Maybe more enjoyable as a biking trail.

Very touristy. The first mile is just a stroll through the woods. The last 0.6 mi or so is a bit more inclined. The “stairs” at the very end were cool too. There was maybe 40 people at the top, many of whom were waiting in line to get a photo taken on the bridge. I think this particular trail is preferable to walking along the ATV route, no dust gettin’ kicked up nor ATV’s ripping by you! Overall, scenery was pretty unreal.

Great trail for winter walks

The approach to the Devils Bridge trail head is a meandering trail with little elevation gain, a walk in the woods. Getting up to the Devils bridge is quite a cool rock feature to see and maybe get your photo taken on.

Had a great time. Recommend to come early, so you'll have parking (I took one of the last ones, and arrived at 0900 on Sunday). The Chuck wagon part is very nice and worth the detour!

spectacular views, devil's bridge is awesome

A beautiful afternoon with fabulous views and varied landscape.

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