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Sedona hiking trails can be fun and relaxing. Several
day hikes are described on this website along with over 1000
pictures to help you choose your day's activities.
This website is not designed to provide directions or
navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an
idea of what you may see and experience on the hikes.
The first picture on the left is from a reflection pool on
West Fork Trail.
The other pictures show additional breathtaking views of Sedona.
Before starting, one must be prepared and follow safety
precautions. Always take plenty of water and wear a wide brim
hat and sunscreen. Hiking boots or all terrain walking shoes with
good traction are necessary. Take a backpack with a map, toilet
paper, plastic bag, knife, food, flashlight and first aid kit. Always
get a weather report. Trails can be dangerous when wet, reducing
footing and increasing the chances of injury. All trails traverse
dried creek beds which can become rapidly swollen during rainstorms. ** Click on Pictures to Enlarge **
Types of Trails: Many portions of the trails
can be seen on satellite photographs on
Easy: Little change in elevation.
Still many loose rocks with stepping stones used intermittently to
traverse ridges and gullies.
Moderate: Significant change in
elevation. Many stepping stones used to go up in elevation. The hiker
can traverse the trail standing up.
Strenuous: Huge change in elevation.
Many stepping stones and sections of near vertical climbing. The hiker
has to use all fours to traverse these sections.
There are many other fine trails to take. However,
some of the best have trailheads which can only be reached (as of January
2012) by dirt roads which require vehicles with a high clearance and
preferably four- wheel drive. These access roads include:
152 leading to Vultee Arch Trail and Secret Canyon Trail.
Schnebly Hill Road leading to Munds Mountain Trail,
Munds Wagon Trail and Schnebly Hill Vista.