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The Best Hiking Trails in Sedona, AZ

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Trail adventures in Red Rock Country

Sedona is a hiker’s paradise. Trail enthusiasts travel from all around the world to walk amongst the red buttes and sandstone cliffs. If you’re looking for the best hikes in Sedona Arizona, we’ve got a great list below. There are family friendly options and more strenuous hikes to choose from.

Sedona has a number of landmarks worth hiking and exploring. Of course, there is the famous and photo worthy Devil’s Bridge but you can’t go wrong with any of the hikes listed here. Check out Bell Rock for a shorter option or Cathedral Rock for a steeper, more challenging hike. Other hikes on this list take you past Sedona Landmarks like Airport Mesa and Boynton Canyon.

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Top 10 hiking trails in Sedona, AZ

1

Devil's Bridge Trail

Hard
4.0 mi(1h 47m)·
596 ft
The Devil's Bridge Trail is a memorable hike to a natural sandstone arch in the Coconino National Forest just outside Sedona Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this a moderate trail due to its length and the steep sections when you’re nearing Devil’s Bridge. This is one of the most popular hikes in the area for Strava members. Everybody wants a photo at Devil’s Bridge, so you may have to wait briefly to get your picture taken if you go at a popular time of day
2

Cathedral Rock Trail

Hard
1.08 mi(43m)·
734 ft
The Cathedral Rock trail is a fun hike that gets you up close with one of Sedona’s most scenic sandstone buttes. The trail follows an out-and-back route. It is short, just over a mile round trip, but there are steep sections that require scrambling over rocks. Because of these technical sections, most hikers consider this a hard trail. The Cathedral Rock Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the area with Strava members and is a must see for anyone exploring Red Rock Country.
3

Boynton Canyon Trail

Easy
4.56 mi(1h 51m)·
653 ft
The Boynton Canyon Trail is a great hike through a beautiful box canyon in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness just north of Sedona, Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. Because of its length, most hikers consider this a moderate trail. This is one of the most popular hikes in the area for Strava members. The Red-Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness charges a fee to enter so come prepared!
4

Fay Canyon Trail

Easy
1.32 mi(30m)·
89 ft
The Fay Canyon Trail is a welcoming hike with a natural sandstone arch in Arizona’s stunning Red Rock Country. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this an easier trail. Even on this less challenging hike, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding canyons. The Fay Canyon Arch is just over one mile from the trailhead and is a must see!
5

Bear Mountain Trail

Hard
4.53 mi(2h 54m)·
2,112 ft
The Bear Mountain Trail is a challenging hike with rewarding views just outside Sedona Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this a hard trail due to its length and a few steep sections which can challenge less experienced hikers. The views from the summit are some of the best in Arizona. Keep your eyes peeled for white, diamond shaped painted trail markers. When you reach the rock sections and the trail becomes less clear, these will guide you to and from the summit.
6

Seven Sacred Pools Via Soldiers Pass Trail

Hard
3.0 mi(1h 30m)·
560 ft
The Seven Sacred Pools hike along the Soldiers Pass Trail is a beautiful hike to a set of stunning, natural stone pools just north of Sedona Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. There are some steep sections near the natural pools which may make this route challenging for some. This is a popular hike with Strava Members. Because there is limited parking at the trailhead, the city of Sedona offers Thursday-Sunday shuttle bus service to and from the Park and Ride lot at 20 Carruth Drive. Learn more here: <a href="https://sedonashuttle.com/">https://sedonashuttle.com/</a>
7

Airport Mesa Trail

Easy
1.32 mi(42m)·
208 ft
The Airport Mesa Trail is a welcoming hiking trail that shows off fantastic views of the red cliffs of Sedona Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this an easier route. Bring your camera, there will be spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Table Top Mountain. This is a popular trail often completed by strava members.
8

Birthing Cave Hike

Easy
1.84 mi(41m)·
264 ft
The Birthing Cave hike is a memorable hike to a spectacular cliffside cave just northwest of Sedona Arizona. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this an easy hike, but getting into the cave requires some climbing over challenging rocks. If you’re going to go into the cave, be sure to bring appropriate footwear and secure your gear well. Check out the photos below to get a sense of the cave formation you’ll find at the end of the trail!
9

Bell Rock Hike

Easy
0.69 mi(18m)·
116 ft
The Bell Rock hike is a family friendly route to one of Sedona’s most stunning sandstone buttes. From a distance, the entire butte looks like a bell. The trail follows an out and back route. Most hikers consider this an easy trail. Once you reach the end of the official trail, there is a challenging unofficial trail to the summit. This part should be attempted by experienced hikers only as it has several challenging sections.
10

Hangover Trail

Moderate
8.26 mi(3h 42m)·
1,234 ft
The hangover trail is a fun and challenging day hike just east of Sedona. On this trail you’ll get deep into Red Rock Country and traverse the rims of some spectacular canyons. This trail follows a lollipop shaped route with a loop in the middle and out-and-back sections near the trailhead. Because of its length, most hikers consider this a moderate trail. The hangover trail is a popular hike for Strava members. Check out the photos below to get a sense of what you’ll see along the trail.