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Kelsey Spring Trail

  To access the Kelsey Spring Trail, park at the end of Forest Service Road 538G. There is a parking area for about 6-7 cars. Just past the signage for the trail, which is also called Kelsey Winter Trail, there is a trail registration box. Be sure to sign in. The trail descends steeply for […]

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Hog Hill Trail

  This trail does not offer any vista or views. To access the trail, park at the intersection of Forest Service road 538G and 538E. Hike down 538E until you reach the trailhead of Hog Hill and Dorsey Spring Trails. Hog Hill is to the left. Hike down the wide path for about 1 mile. […]

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Dorsey Spring Trail

  This trail does not offer any scenic views, but it is a pleasant hike to a spike and campsite. Often done as part of a loop hike with Kelsey Spring Trail, it’s a long day hike or a nice one-night backpacking trip. Park you vehicle (high clearance 4×4 required) at the intersection of U.S.Forest […]

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Oak Creek Trail

  This trail is located in Red Rock Crossing – Crescent Moon Ranch.  Remnants of the Ranch can still be found throughout the park.  There are picnic tables in shaded areas for you to enjoy lunch before or after your swim. From the parking area, follow the paved trail.  There are several locations that have […]

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Chimney Rock Loop

  This loop hike starts at the Andante Trail Head at the end of Andante Road in Sedona.  From the parking area turn left (west) onto the Andante Trail and follow for a short distance until the trail ends on the Thunder Mountain Trail.  Turn left and follow until you reach a trail junction with […]

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Little Sugarloaf Summit Trail

  Little Sugarloaf is a small but prominent mountain on the edge of Sedona.  There is a short but very steep summit trail which can be gained from the intersection of the Lower Chimney Rock Trail and the Upper Chimney Rock Trail.  There is a wood sign marking the way however, this trail is not […]

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Soldier Pass Trail

  Soldier Pass Trail begins at the end of  Shadows Canyon Road in Sedona.  There is a parking area here.  The trail climbs gradually for about .25 mile when you reach Devils Kitchen, a sink hole with a large block of sandstone balanced on the side. About another .25 mile up the trail, you’ll pass […]

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Brins Mesa Trail

  There are two trailheads for Brins Mesa, one from Sedona at the end of W. Park Ridge Drive and the other from Vultee Arch Road (a.k.a. Dry Creek Rd.). However, the trailhead on Vultee Arch Rd requires a high clearance 4×4 vehicle. I had rented a Ford Explorer and was able to get to […]

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Courthouse Butte Loop

  You can access the Courthouse Butte Loop Trail from two trail heads.  The north and south trail heads the Bell Rock Pathway will get you there.  I hiked this from the south trail head.  In this direction, it is best to continue on the Bell Rock Pathway, passing Bell Rock until you are on […]

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Doe Mountain

  Doe Mountain Trail is one of my favorite hikes in Sedona, especially to watch sunset from the mesa.  Parking is easy right along Boynton Pass Road.  The trail starts gradually as it passes over the Aerie Trail.  Continue walking toward the cliffs overhead.  The trail goes through 4 or 5 long switchbacks until you […]

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