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

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Photo of Arizona Sedona - Secret Canyon Photo of Arizona - Sedona - Chimney Rock - Lizardhead - Girdner Loop Photo of Arizona Sedona - Ridge - Airport - Bandit Loop
  • Arizona Sedona - Secret Canyon

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    Distance
    12.99mi
    Elevation +
    6621f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of Arizona Sedona - Secret Canyon Photo of Arizona Sedona - Secret Canyon Photo of Arizona 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...

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

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

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  • Distance
    5.91mi
    Elevation +
    1998f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Arizona - Sedona - Mescal Mountain Loop Photo of Arizona - Sedona - Mescal Mountain Loop Photo of Arizona - 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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  • Arizona Sedona - Lost Canyon

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    2.23mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Arizona Sedona - Lost Canyon Photo of Arizona Sedona - Lost Canyon Photo of Arizona 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 ...

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  • Arizona Sedona - Girdner

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    9.16mi
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    1529f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Arizona Sedona - Girdner Photo of Arizona Sedona - Girdner Photo of Arizona 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...

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  • Arizona Sedona - Loy Canyon

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    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    5636f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Arizona Sedona - Loy Canyon Photo of Arizona Sedona - Loy Canyon Photo of Arizona 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...

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  • Arizona Sedona - Fay Canyon

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    Distance
    2.66mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Arizona Sedona - Fay Canyon Photo of Arizona Sedona - Fay Canyon Photo of Arizona 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...

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  • Boynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

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    Distance
    7.36mi
    Elevation +
    994f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Boynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona Photo of Boynton Canyon, Sedona, Arizona Photo of Boynton 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. ...

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

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  • Arizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa

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    Distance
    2.74mi
    Elevation +
    738f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Arizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa Photo of Arizona - Sedona - Cockscomb Mesa Photo of Arizona - 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...

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  • Secret Caves

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    Distance
    9.68mi
    Elevation +
    3409f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Secret Caves Photo of Secret Caves Photo of Secret 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...

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  • Arizona Sedona Boynton Canyon

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    3.29mi
    Elevation +
    1801f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Arizona 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...

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  • 2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona

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    8.07mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of 2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona Photo of 2022-01-12 Boynton Canyon, Sedona Photo of 2022-01-12 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 ...

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  • 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. ...

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  • Birthing Cave and Exploration

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    Distance
    2.25mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Birthing Cave and Exploration Photo of Birthing Cave and Exploration Photo of Birthing 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 ...

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  • Arizona Sedona Devils Bridge

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    Distance
    1.80mi
    Elevation +
    486f
    TrailRank
    21

    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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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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  • Distance
    2.34mi
    Elevation +
    2178f
    TrailRank
    17
    Photo of Arizona 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 ...

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  • Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    751f
    TrailRank
    16| Rating 4.67

    Nice loop trail outside of Sedona, AZ. We started at the Boyton Canyon trailhead but you could do the same loop from the Long Canyon Trailhead. This is a mountain bike trail too so expect a few bikes. Most we ran into we...

    Fun and easy trail, with amazing views. Able to go off trail a couple of times and scramble up to some caves and other i...
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