The Best Hikes in Sedona

best hikes in sedona

The Best hikes in sedona

Sedona, Arizona is one of the most photographed areas in the world. It is known for its Red Rocks because they are so unique in their color. The red rocks provide us with many outdoor activities. When we visit yearly, we like to try new restaurants, do a jeep tour, and hike. Checkout our post on a “Weekend in Sedona” for some ideas. But let’s get back to the hiking. 

The hiking in Sedona is out of this world! 

There are so many options there so if you’re beginner, intermediate, or advanced you’ll find the right hike for you.

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Among the best hikes in Sedona, one of our favorites for beginners is Fay Canyon Trail. 

It is a short and relatively flat sedona trail with a bonus at the end. At a little over one mile each direction, it would be appropriate for children since it is only 2.2 . There is only 95ft elevation total so it’s a pretty flat sedona trail. It would take you around 1.5hr round trip at a leisurely pace.

The entrance is just off of Boynton Pass Road just Northwest of downtown. There is a free public parking lot across the street.

Along the trail you’ll be in the midst of the red rocks, beautiful cacti, and unique botanical plants. There are many trees keeping the trail shady which is perfect on a hot, sunny, Arizona day. At the very end, you’ll see a sign that says “end of maintained trail.” But don’t stop there. The bonus is an optional steep hike right after that sign. Keep reading...

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best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes

It will only take you a minute or two to ascend the steep climb and it so worth it. From the top you’ll get these gorgeous views of Sedona and the mountains! Getting to that vantage point is well worth the extra effort: they’re breathtaking!

We can’t wait to go back and try out another hike along some sedona trails. We’ll keep you updated!

best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes
best sedona hikes

Until then, here is a list of the best hikes in Sedona, Arizona.

  • West Fork Trail
  • Cathedral Rock Trail
  • Devil’s Bridge Trail
  • Soldier’s Pass Trail
  • Boynton Canyon Trail
  • Courthouse / Bell Rock Trail
  • Doe Mountain Trail

For more information go the the US Forest Service Website or checkout a map of other Sedona trails here.

If you're visiting beautiful Sedona, Arizona be sure to book a great place to stay for the weekend! Here's some of our fav hotels that are known to be the best around.

- L'auberge de Sedona (our fav spot in Sedona for lunch and duck feeding!)

-Los Abrigados Resort & Spa

-Sedona Summit by Diamond Resorts

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Hello, we are Zach (@zachdorworth) and Steph (@stephdorworth). We are Mr & Mrs traveling the world one romantic city at a time while perfecting obsessively organized travel.

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