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

I didn't finish the hike, but this is more of a tip than review from what I experienced. As others have recommended, be sure to bring a GPS. I hiked solo and no one else was around me, didn't have any first aid gear and only had food and water. The paper guide that the visitor center gives for the trailhead is different than Alltrails. I was confused and spent a good half hour at the wrong trailhead and decided to follow the trail on here. I plan to do the hike again, but more prepared if I'm lucky to get a permit again.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Its a great technical short ride. you can ride all trails in 1.5 hours. Lots of black & blue runs. you can always walk your bike over the real techical areas if you dont ride them.

Nice moderate uphill hike, quite craggy. The final ¼ mile up to the peak is just as the signs indicate, narrow and steep, but not overly so. I'm a flip flop hiker and had no issues ascending or descending. Great shade spot on the peak for a quick break if extending this trail to Lost Dog Wash (nice easygoing extension). Also, keep an eye out for the larger lizards just a little before the first landing. Overall a nice hike.

Hike was far more difficult than anticipated. we should have stayed on the peavine trail for the majority of the trail, but unfortunately most of our hike was through the rugged rocky portion of the trail. it was far too hot and difficult for the hikers in our group. Got to be treacherous as we got overheated, worn out and low on water. Thankfully we all made it out, but took over 4 hours, was over 5 miles an we were pretty worn out. Be sure you know where you are on the trail... stay on peavine if your fitness level isn't up for this level of challenge.

Amazing views. Start early (6am) in August and bring water.

hiking
1 day ago

Super nice seven mile hike on maintained trail system. Many stream crossings and 800 foot rise hiking in.

Fern, oak, elm and pine primal rain forest setting. Inside protected wet canyon under canopy of trees.

Grapes, black berries and small apples all good to eat on the hike.

Stream crossings are slick and mossy. I witnessed several slip and falls.

Great hike. Takes about 4 hours if you don’t take breaks.

It was raining on my hike and was super nice.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Its a great technical short ride. you can ride all trails in 1.5 hours. Lots of black & blue runs. you can always walk your bike over the real techical areas if you dont ride them.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Mtn biked. Great roller coaster style trail. i saw no one when i rode it. very peaceful.
Lots of shade.

I'm not going to beat a dead horse here but for those of you that are not in shape are overweight and don't do a lot of hiking this is not the hike for you because I'm the poster boy for those three categories and it kicked my rear end today. I'm 5 6 230 lb and I'm an equipment operator and lazy so I don't get much exercise at all. it killed me on the way up just saying

Love this trail!

Loved it Especially the American flag when you get to the top

Amazing! This place is spectacular! We hiked and climbed and explored!!

$5 cash fee FYI...
Great views... came during Monsoon season and was to watch a storm roll in. On the hike wild boar and deer...
Challenging yet enjoyable!!

Decent hike, super congested. Views are great but better ones can be found in Sedona

Incredible hike with great views throughout. A little crowded but worth it

My kids 7 & 10 loved it, as did the adults. It’s a little intimidating at the end, but worth it! He most challenging part is the last 1/4 mile so even if you think you can’t make it, keep going!

Fuí un día después de llover. El arroyo llevaba agua. Caminé por el arroyo, ví venados, coatíes, coyotes y gatos monteses devorando a un cervatillo. Fue una gran experiencia.

This trail is under-rated as an easy hike with great views and an interesting feature. We went in the morning around 7-8 am and there was no one else on the trail. Don't hesitate if you're looking for a free, easy, and enjoyable activity in between your other tours in Page.

Awesome experience. Challenging in so many ways, and the views from the summits are worth it.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike, beautiful views.

hiking
1 day ago

What a lovely area. Saw lots of different birds and some bunnies. The ducks laughed a lot and the cicadas were buzzing loudly in some parts. Easy hike more of a walk but nice either way.

Absolutely beautiful trail. So much green, so close to Phoenix, and about 20° cooler. The creek is gorgeous and refreshing. The trail runs right next to the creek most of the way. The trail is very easy, very wide, and mostly flat except for a few uphills as you get further in. The waterfall is small but pretty and a good place to relax. Past the waterfall is a more challenging trail that climbs right up the mountain to Promontory Butte, which offers an amazing scenic lookout. I've been to Horton Creek 3 times and enjoyed each time.

Favorite hike in Sedona with breathtaking views at the end. Worth it to take a high clearance 4x4 to avoid the additional walk from the parking lot to the trailhead which is easy, but rocky and somewhat boring. Fairly easy for most of the hike until the scramble to the top which requires some pretty fun climbing to the summit.

Highly recommend this beautiful hike.

fabulous. The downhill was killer on old knees. Gorgeous.

mountain biking
1 day ago

My wife and I biked this loop and enjoyed the fairly even and open terrain. There were quite a few patches of rocky spots, but nothing that would force you stop and get off.

is alreary open ??or is still close..because i want to go next weekend

Loved what I saw but I wasn't ready and had to stop with maybe 1/4-mile to go. The mountain got the best of me this time but I'll get more conditioned and get it next year! (And likely bump to 5 stars; I only held back because I couldn't verify the great views from the top.)

Had a wonderful day exploring Sedona, including a hike up to Devil's Bridge. Absolutely breathtaking views!

Beautiful Scenery. Most of the hike is in the creek. We saw Deer, Black Hawk, Monarch Butterflies, lots of Yellow Butterflies and a Blue Herron. We saw no one else which totally awesome. The paths are narrow and hard to find at times. Be ready to just walk in the the creek. There was plenty of water and at times knee deep. Wear Hiking Boots made for water. Mine kept getting rocks and sand in them which was uncomfortable. I will definitely do this hike again. It was our first time and we stopped and took a lot of pics. 6 hours to hike in about 4 miles and back out again.

Love the Vistancia Discovery Trail, beautiful mature desert landscaping, wildlife, lots of picnic areas and an exercise area.

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