Cottonwood, Arizona

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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Soldier's Pass Trail to Brins Mesa Trail

    4.8
    4.4 mi / 617 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead is a parking lot for around 14 vehicles, arrive early in the morning if you want to be guaranteed a parking spot. Otherwise the hike starts off relatively easy with a quick stop at Devil's Kitchen; a big hole in the ground where a rock has now fallen in (see pictures). ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devils Kitchen

    5.0
    0.35 mi / 23 ft gain
    Great spot for photos, and is at the beginning of one of the best trails in Sedona.  The parking lot can get full easily, since this is a very popular trail.  The sinkhole is close to the trailhead, but I encourage you to continue on down the Soldier’s Pass trail. As with all outdoor advent...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Brins Mesa - Soldier Pass Loop

    5.0
    7.6 mi / 1040 ft gain
    This loop starts from Vultee Arch Rd. Important to note that doing this loop from here requires a high clearance 4x4. In this direction, the trail starts off flat and crosses a dry creek bed several times. The trail is relatively easy to follow. This section passes through junipers that offer som...
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    'The Crack' at Wet Beaver Creek

    4.3
    7.61 mi / 500 ft gain
    'The Crack' is a cliff jumper's dream, but it also offers something for everyone, with smooth rocks for sunbathing and shallow waters for wading. To get to The Crack, it's about a 3.5-mile hike each way, making it slightly less popular than Sedona's more accessible swimming holes. While you only ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Huckaby Trail

    4.0
    5.95 mi / 797 ft gain
    Huckaby Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Bell Trail

    7.12 mi / 591 ft gain
    Bell Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Rimrock, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Wilson Mountain Trail

    11.78 mi / 3051 ft gain
    Wilson Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to the Wilson Mountain Summit - South Overlook

    4.5
    9.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Ever wanted to see Sedona from a bird’s eye view? Sure, you could spring for a helicopter tour. Or…you could hike Wilson Mountain Summit! No other location in Sedona will offer you a view that is so expansive and so breathtaking (and one where you are actually looking DOWN on the helicopters givi...
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  • Camp Verde, Arizona

    McDonald Trail

    4.0
    0.83 mi / 351 ft gain
    McDonald Trail is an out-and-back trail that in Coconino National Forest located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Fly Fish Oak Creek

    4.0
    Oak Creek is spring fed from the upper reaches of Oak Creek Canyon. It flows into the Verde River and the upper sections provide for some excellent trout fishing. The trout is stocked from Page Springs Hatchery, below this area the water becomes to warm for trout to survive. While in the area, yo...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike Munds Mountain

    6 mi / 1400 ft gain
    Munds Mt. is the highpoint due east of the town of Sedona, but due to its forested summit and trailhead accessibility limited to 4WD vehicles, it gets far less interest than hikes like Cathedral Rock, Wilson Mountain, or Fay Canyon yet has fantastic views of the town of Sedona and the surrounding...
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  • 6871 Arizona 89A, Arizona

    Explore Slide Rock State Park

    4.6
    This beautiful State Park, which is the original location of the Pendley Homestead, is a historic apple farm (the apple trees are still there!). This is a favorite stop for families in the summertime, so if you come then, make sure to arrive early.  It’s common to find throngs of people in the cr...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    West Fork Trail

    5.0
    6.49 mi / 1102 ft gain
    This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Sedona, Arizona. It is a fairly easy hike, although it is 6 miles roundtrip. A lot of families come here, and children love to play in the water. There are various stream crossings, but for most of them, you should be able to keep dry. The canyon walls ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Climbing at Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    Getting There About 18 miles south of Flagstaff on the 89A, turn into the Cave Springs parking lot and look for the trail just right of the first bridge. Hike up the chossy hill until you reach a giant sandstone slot canyon in the northwest. Climbing This canyon contained the crags, known as the ...
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  • Camp Verde, Arizona

    The Bull Pen

    5.0
    1.87 mi / 92 ft gain
    This trail starts at the end of Bullpen Rd and your adventure begins in beautiful thickets of trees and plants. The going is easy and the tempting sound of rushing water is on your right as you continue parallel to West Clear Creek. The trail will veer left up a rocky old service road but pay att...
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  • Williams, Arizona

    Hike the Kelsey Spring/Hog Hill/Dorsey Spring Loop

    13.4 mi / 2200 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Kelsey Spring Trailhead. Park at the end of Forest Service Road 538G. There is parking for about 6-7 cars. Just past the signage for the trail, which is also called Kelsey Winter Trail, there is a trail registration box. Be sure to sign in. The trail descends steeply for t...
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