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This website is not designed to provide directions or navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an idea what you may see and experience on the hikes.  

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail

West Fork Trail is touted to be one of the best trails in Arizona and one of the top 10 trails in the United States.    The trail is approximately 6 miles round trip and is rated easy.  Although, there are a few areas where short uphill stepping stones are used.  There are also numerous stream crossings (at least 13) which are done with stepping stones and logs. View Slide Show of Stream Crossings  At the end of the trail a pool of water surrounded by cliffs is encountered.  Passage from this point requires wading in water.  It is possible to travel another 11 miles upstream requires boulder hopping, wading and even some swimming.  This extended hike is an overnight adventure.



View Photo Album of West Fork Trail

The trail is located in the "Call of the Canyon" recreational area, 9.5 miles from downtown Sedona (between mileposts 385 and 384).  Takes Hwy 89A north along Oak Creek Canyon, pass Slide Rock State Park.   The recreational area and trailhead will be on your left. 

The trail can be divided into several parts:

For more information go to the U.S. Forest Service Website.

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Map of West Fork Trail

Below is an aerial of the parking area and first part of the trail leading into West Fork Oak Creak Canyon. The trail outlines will disappear every 5 seconds. 

Aerial View of West Fork Trailhead

Trail Map - West Fork Trail

The "Call of the Canyon Recreational Area" (including West Fork Trail) is a fee area.  The 2023 charge (may change) for the day is $11 per vehicle (up to 5 people), walk-ins and bicycles are charged $3.00 per person. The WEEKLY Red Rock Pass and the GRAND ANNUAL Red Rock Pass are no longer accepted. For up to date information go to theForest Service site: Coconino National Forest - Call of the Canyon Picnic Site ( 

Call of the Canyon and West Fork Trail Entrance

West Fork Trail parking lot.   

West Fork Trail Parking Lot

Trail to Oak Creek.

Trail To Oak Creek

Oak Creek Bridge.

Oak Creek Bridge

Oak Creek.  
Oak Creek

Oak Creek

Trail to Meyhew's Lodge.

Trail To Lodge

Meyhew's Lodge.  From this point one reaches the trailhead and begins to hike up the West Fork of Oak Creek.   

Old Lodge

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