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Hiking Trails

431 State Route 179 | Sedona, AZ 86336 | Official website
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  • Type: Hiking
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 5.0 (4.9)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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The region boasts more than 100 different trails, each offering its own unique experience. Most lead into the red rocks, offering intrepid explorers plenty of postcard-worthy photo ops. Travelers are enthralled with many of Sedona's trails, but one of the most popular is the Cathedral Rock Trail, which starts about 4 miles south of the "Y" intersection. Though it isn't the easiest trek, the trail does offer great views of one of Sedona's most notable red rock formations. For a less strenuous view of Cathedral Rock, try the Airport Mesa Loop, an easy path located near the Sedona Airport. Other popular hiking trails include the Bell Rock Pathway, the Devil's Bridge Trail, Boynton Canyon and Palatki Ruins, which features several ancient Native American ruins and cave paintings.

When making your way to a trailhead, consider stopping at The Hike House. This facility — located across the street from Tlaquepaque — is devoted to preparing Sedona hikers. Using their unique Trail Finder computer program, the staff members at The Hike House can help determine which trail is right for you based on your time frame and skill level. This facility also houses a shop specializing in hiking gear and a cafe chock-full of healthy treats. After stopping here, you'll be well dressed and energized to hit the trails. 

Hikers should note that many of Sedona's more popular trails tend to get crowded during the spring and fall. If you're looking for a more secluded stroll, consider one of the trails that can't be reached via highway. Also, some of the region's trails require that you purchase a Red Rock Pass ($5 per day or $15 per week). All the money goes to protecting the landscape.

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