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The Best Backpacking in Sedona

Looking for the best backpacking in Sedona? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Sedona. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Sedona

  • Sedona, Arizona

    Oak Creek via Huckaby Trail

    3.07 mi / 548 ft gain
    Oak Creek via Huckaby Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Girdner Trail

    10.18 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Girdner Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Mescal, Aerie, Cockscomb and Dawa Loop

    13.29 mi / 1227 ft gain
    Mescal, Aerie, Cockscomb and Dawa Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sedona, Arizona.
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hot Loop, Schnebley Hill, Munds Mountain and Jack's Can Trail

    22.75 mi / 3684 ft gain
    Hot Loop, Schnebley Hill, Munds Mountain and Jack's Can Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Sedona, Arizona.
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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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  • 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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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Parsons Trail

    7.27 mi / 587 ft gain
    Parsons Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Clarkdale, Arizona.
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  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

    Sycamore Basin Trail

    55.55 mi / 7293 ft gain
    Sycamore Basin Trail is an out-and-back trail that is strenuous located near Clarkdale, Arizona.
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  • Coconino County, Arizona

    Hanging Garden OHV Route

    12.14 mi / 1555 ft gain
    Hanging Garden OHV Route is an out-and-back trail in the West Creek Wilderness located near Strawberry, Arizona.
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Weatherford Trail to Humphreys Peak

    22.94 mi / 5112 ft gain
    Weatherford Trail to Humphreys Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Flagstaff, Arizona.
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Verde Hot Springs

    3.3
    2.46 mi / 118 ft gain
    The pools at the Verde Hot springs are the remnants from an old resort built in the 1920's.  The resort was a once thriving tourist attraction and also rumored to be one of Al Capone's hideouts.  In the 1960's a fire destroyed the resort only leaving behind the foundation and the thermal pools al...
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  • Mayer, Arizona

    Verde Rim Loop Trail

    14.32 mi / 2631 ft gain
    Verde Rim Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Pine, Arizona

    Oak Spring Trail

    7.41 mi / 1168 ft gain
    Oak Spring Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Pine, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Backpack the Cabin Loop Trail

    19 mi
    People think Arizona is all just desert, but this hike will show you otherwise.  Up on the Mogollon Rim, this trail takes you past old cabins, through lush forest, and near many creeks.Day 1:  (10 miles) Drive on Rim Road to the General Springs Trail Head.  The cabin marks the start of the trail,...
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Cabin Loop Trail

    25.15 mi / 3071 ft gain
    Cabin Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Happy Jack, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Hike the Colonel Devin Trail

    4 mi / 1116 ft gain
    The hike will begin at Washington Park in Payson, Arizona. To reach Washington Park, take AZ87 to Forest Road 199 (Houston Mesa Road) and turn east. Continue for 10 miles until you reach Forest Road 64 and turn west. Traveling less than a mile you will turn north on Forest Road 32 and in 3 miles ...
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