Sedona hiking can be one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences a hiker can have. Sedona is known for some of the most beautiful vistas and hiking in the world. It’s majestic red rock formations frame hiking trails that take one through gorgious ravines and forests, mountains and mesas.
Ask anyone who has had the pleasure of hiking the red rocks of Sedona and walking its sacred paths what it was like for them and they will all say the same thing –“Magical!”
The masterfully carved canyons and red rock mountains change form as they shadow from different angles at different times of the day so there is always something new to look at and admire. Even for the locals, the wonder never ends. Sedona hiking rocks! And don’t forget Sedona vortex hikes for a truly mystical experience.
Check out this video of one of the area’s most beautiful hikes.
Here’s another great hike.
Below are a few hikes and a map showing you where they are and how to get there. Just match the numbers to the map.
SCENIC & PHOTOGENIC HIKES
All Directions Start at the “Y” (the junction of Hwy. 179 & 89A)
1. RED ROCK CROSSING
0.0 Go west towards Cottonwood
4.2 Turn left (south) to Red Rock Loop Road or US FR #216
6.2 Turn left at fork in the road to go to Red Rock Crossing
Cresent Moon Ranch – admission fee. Beautiful hike around Oak Creek leading to famous Cathedral Rock.
2. SCHNEBLY HILL VISTA
0.0 Go south on S.R. 179
0.3 Turn left at bridge to Schnebly Hill Road; continue over cattleguard. Road turns into a dirt road.
12.0 Parking area. Short hike to see vista there’s plenty of hikes along the way if you don’t want to go to the top but it’s well worth it.
3. WEST FORK (USFS #108)
0.0 Go north on 89A toward Flagstaff
10.3 Parking area $8 per car.
An unforgettable hike crossing over
rocks in shallow creek the first three miles. Further up it requires hiking in water above your knees or deeper.
4. BOYNTON CANYON (USFS #47)
Miles turn right on to Dry Creek Road; stay till it ends
Turn left on to Boynton Pass Road Turn right onto Boynton Canyon Rd.
Go to 7.6 parking area.
Hike 1.5 miles to cliffside ruin.
For detailed information about all hiking in Sedona visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=54892
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