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The Best Hiking Trails in West Sedona, Arizona (United States)

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  • Arizona Sedona - Secret Canyon

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    Distance
    12.99mi
    Elevation +
    6621f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Secret Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Secret Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Secret Canyon

    One of the best Canyon Trails in Sedona with views, slot canyon, water. In my opinion better than West Fork and a lot less crowded. From Sedona take the Dry Creek Road, exit right on FR152. A high clearance car is pr...

  • Distance
    5.06mi
    Elevation +
    1135f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Ridge - Airport - Bandit Loop Photo ofArizona Sedona - Ridge - Airport - Bandit Loop Photo ofArizona Sedona - Ridge - Airport - Bandit Loop

    Nice loop with views, Ocotillo and lots and lots of cacti. Take Shelby Drive and almost to the end take the parking on the right (2155 Shelby Drive). Look for the sign trail head parking. At this point take a small pat...

  • Distance
    5.91mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Mescal Mountain Loop Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Mescal Mountain Loop Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Mescal Mountain Loop

    A Loop with stunning views. Start at the long canyon trailhead. Just before the fence, after about 1000 yards, turn left on an unmarked but good trail. This part is moderately difficult. Just before the mesa you ...

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  • Distance
    6.91mi
    Elevation +
    1184f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Aerie Cockscomb Loop Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Aerie Cockscomb Loop Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Aerie Cockscomb Loop

    A hike with beautiful views. Starts at the Boynton canyon parking. This is one of the busiest parkings in Sedona. A good alternative is "Park 2", the Aerie / Cockscomb trailhead parking. The Aerie trail goes over...

  • Arizona Sedona - Lost Canyon

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    2.23mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Lost Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Lost Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Lost Canyon

    Nice views and ruins. Take Dry Creek road from Sedona. Dry Creek road turns right (FR 152) and becomes an unpaved road (Direction Brins Mesa / Vultee Arch). Suitable for high clearance cars, but the occasional regular ...

  • Arizona Sedona - Girdner

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    Distance
    9.16mi
    Elevation +
    1529f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Girdner Photo ofArizona Sedona - Girdner Photo ofArizona Sedona - Girdner

    Nice hike in a hilly terrain, along dry creek. From Sedona take Hwy 89 Cottonwood, go right onto Cultural Park Place. Park at the end of the Red Parking lot on the right. The trail starts at a picnic table with a large...

  • Arizona Sedona - Loy Canyon

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    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    5636f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Loy Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Loy Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Loy Canyon

    A nice canyon / forest walk with a steep climb and views at the end. Take Forest road 525 Loy Canyon, a dirt road for all cars. At the trail head first heading along a fence and a farm into the canyon. The trail is sa...

  • Arizona Sedona - Fay Canyon

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    Distance
    2.66mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofArizona Sedona - Fay Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Fay Canyon Photo ofArizona Sedona - Fay Canyon

    A nice short hike into Fay Canyon. This canyon lets you see the canyon walls on a lot of places. An arch is worth a quick look. (a more dangerous and slippery path, not maintained. Take care you can easily make a serious...

  • Boynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

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    Distance
    7.36mi
    Elevation +
    994f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofBoynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona Photo ofBoynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona Photo ofBoynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

    This is a beautiful hike into Boynton Canyon in Sedona. It starts pretty wide with great views of red rock walls and it gets into a narrow box canyon ending in an amphitheater-like space with superb 360 rock wall views. ...

  • Secret Caves

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    Distance
    9.68mi
    Elevation +
    3409f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofSecret Caves Photo ofSecret Caves Photo ofSecret Caves

    There are some ancient Indian ruins on this trail as well as caves that are considered to be "secret" by locals. Trail is rated difficult due to LOTS of off-trail hiking through thick manzanita. The first couple of tu...

  • Distance
    5.58mi
    Elevation +
    2986f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofArizona - Sedona - HS Canyon Trail Photo ofArizona - Sedona - HS Canyon Trail Photo ofArizona - Sedona - HS Canyon Trail

    A beautiful canyon trail. On the Dry Creek road, take the FR 152 right (This is still the Dry Creek / Vultee Arch road) and follow it for 3.4 mile. Watch for the sign "Secret Canyon" on the right hands side and turn ...

  • Arizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa

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    Distance
    2.74mi
    Elevation +
    738f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa Photo ofArizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa

    A hike to the Cockscomb mesa with stunning views. At the Cockscomb parking, follow the Cockscomb trail. Just before the Cockscomb hill, turn right on an unmarked but maintained trail. There may be some cairns markin...

  • Arizona Sedona Boynton Canyon

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    Distance
    3.29mi
    Elevation +
    1801f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofArizona Sedona Boynton Canyon

    The trial starts at a large parking lot, close to a large resort. The resort does not improve the views of the otherwise beautiful canyon. The first part of the trail follows the border of the resort, don't follow any t...

  • 2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona

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    Distance
    8.07mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona Photo of2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona Photo of2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona

    A popular hike near Sedona deep inside a canyon. We did this hike in winter. While it’s warm in the sun, the western part of the trail was shaded and among fields of snow and bitter coldness. The climb at Boynton Subway ...

  • Birthing Cave and Exploration

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    Distance
    2.25mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofBirthing Cave and Exploration Photo ofBirthing Cave and Exploration Photo ofBirthing Cave and Exploration

    Birthing Cave was only marginally interesting. You should see it once, at least. From there, we went up the trail to the top. There was some scrambling opportunities to get to the top of Mezcal, but it didn't seem worth ...

  • Arizona Sedona Cockscomb

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    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    607f
    TrailRank
    23

    At the Fay Canyon parking lot, walk further along the road [west], pass a small bridge. Turn left on a barred jeep road [1] at the unmarked beginning of this trail [2, Cockscomb]. The trail now runs under power lines. ...

  • Arizona Sedona Devils Bridge

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    Distance
    1.80mi
    Elevation +
    486f
    TrailRank
    22

    With a regular car it depends on the road conditions how far you can drive up Dry Creek Road. We drove up to a small parking on the right side of the road [1]. Walking along the rough dirt road up to the parking [2] of ...

  • Boynton Canyon Trail

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    Distance
    6.07mi
    Elevation +
    948f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofBoynton Canyon Trail

    Head out on this 9.8-km out-and-back trail near Sedona, Arizona. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 36 min to complete. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you'll likel...

  • Arizona Sedona Old Post

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    Distance
    3.41mi
    Elevation +
    466f
    TrailRank
    19

    The beginning of the trail is somewhat difficult to find. It Starts at the end of the parking lot (west). And heads almost directly left (south), this is the beginning of the Old Post trail. After 0.5 Mile, reaching a ...

  • Distance
    2.34mi
    Elevation +
    2178f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo ofArizona Sedona bear mountain trail

    The trial starts across the road of the parking lot at Doe Mountain Trail. The beginning is quite easy, but after that you start the long climb up to the top of Bear Mountain. The trail is in a good condition, although ...

  • Distance
    0.60mi
    Elevation +
    121f
    TrailRank
    19

    Depending on road conditions you may need a high clearance car for the beginning of the hike. If you don't take this short walk along the quiet dirt road. There is a very small parking at the start (2 cars) Sometimes you...

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