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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge Trail

    4.6
    3.94 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Coconino National Forest and an iconic landmark. If you're visiting the Sedona area, hiking this trail is a must do. The hike: From the trailhead, the hike gradually slopes upward as it winds its way through the trees. The trail is eas...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

    5.75 mi / 738 ft gain
    Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail is an out-and-back trail near Sedona, Arizona. This trail will take you to the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area.  Note: this trail permits dogs on-leash, but the steepness and footing can make it challenging and therefore not recommended for ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Oak Creek Trail

    4.5
    1.1 mi / 26 ft gain
    Great, short hike in Red Rock Crossing. Make sure to check out the hundreds of cairns at Buddha Beach. Beautiful views of Cathedral Rock.  Lots of places to relax and have lunch, with picnic tables near the parking lot.  Lots of parking, good amount of shade down near the creek.   Good for all sk...
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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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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Baldwin Trail

    3.3 mi / 105 ft gain
    As with most areas in Sedona, you will need to have purchased a Red Rock Pass to park at the trailhead, which is located just south of Verde Valley Road. The trailhead, starting at an elevation of 3,950 feet, is well marked and the trail is defined. You have an option to either hike clockwise or ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Mescal Mountain Loop

    4.59 mi / 453 ft gain
    The Mescal Mountain Loop Hike circles Mescal Mesa uses three different trails. Park at the Mescal Trail parking area on Long Canyon Road.  The Mescal Trail is 2.4 miles long and winds up to the base of the mesa where it travels along beautiful open slick rock. It is an easy hike but the trail is ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Devil's Bridge via Mescal Trail

    3.95 mi / 548 ft gain
    The Devil's Bridge trail head itself is accessible via a road meant for 4x4s, which your average car cannot handle. The best way around this is to park at the Mescal Trail on Long Canyon Road. From Dry Creek Road, turn right on to Long Canyon Road, where you will see trail maps and a small parkin...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike or Bike the Hiline Trail in Sedona

    5.0
    8 mi / 480 ft gain
    Start this incredible hike by parking at the Yavapai Point parking lot. Start the short hike (0.13 miles) on the Kaibab Trail which will run into Yavapai Vista Trail (0.27 miles) towards the Slim Shady Trail. Here you will have an incredible view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Vista an excellent pla...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike to the Birthing Cave

    5.0
    2 mi / 291 ft gain
    The hike is an easy one, flat and not too long.  In the spring you'll see lots of flowers. Note, the popularity of this Sedona cave has grown in the past year, so you will most likely encounter other hikers and mountain bikers.  You start from the Long Canyon Trailhead, and I recommend going earl...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Bell Rock Trail

    4.6
    0.78 mi / 210 ft gain
    The Bell Rock Trail in Sedona is a relatively easy hike with a majestic reward. It is a well maintained trail that with plenty of views to keep your eyes happy. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself turning around every 5 minutes and saying, "wow, this is gorgeous!" The trail itself is only ~...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Courthouse Butte Loop

    5.0
    3.83 mi / 331 ft gain
    While most people stop to hike the Bell Rock Trail, you can get away from the congestion and madness by tackling the nearby Courthouse Butte trail. This moderate hike is 4.5 miles roundtrip over relatively flat ground on a well maintained trail. To get to the trailhead, park in the Courthouse V...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Baby Bell Rock

    5.0
    1.03 mi / 112 ft gain
    At roughly a 1 mile loop, the Bell hike is a short but very sweet hike with high reward, it's an amazing spot to sit an watch the sun dip below the horizon and if you're lucky, may even have the view to yourself. Accessing the hike is best started at the Bell Rock Parking lot, if you're heading ...
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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

    Hiking Kisva Trail in Red Rocks State Park

    4.0
    1.3 mi / 62 ft gain
    This easy hike features a lovely creek and the beautiful red rocks of Sedona! This is a flat, shady, 1.3 mi hike and follows Oak Creek for a portion.  Beautiful spots to stop and have a picnic or just relax and watch the birds.  Lots of signage, and great to do with kids of all ages. If you’r...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Hike the Boynton Canyon Trail

    5.0
    6 mi
    This is my favorite trail in all of Sedona. The trail head is at the end of Boynton Canyon rd near the entrance of Enchanted Spa and Resort. The trail goes along the property of Enchanted Spa for about 1 mile. This is the rockiest part of the trail as you pass by a large cliff.Soon after leaving ...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Fay Canyon Trail

    3.8
    2.56 mi / 666 ft gain
    Located on the outskirts of Sedona's main attractions, Fay Canyon is a hidden gem. The Fay Canyon Trail is an easy, scenic hike that takes you through this lesser-known Sedona canyon. You won't see majestic open views like those of Bell Rock, but you will find gorgeous views, without the crowds. ...
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