Trails in and around Sedona
Hiking and mountain biking opportunities in Sedona's Red Rock country are virtually unlimited.
There are over 200 miles of trails where you can enjoy short and easy trips or long and challenging adventures through remote backcountry areas. There is no better way to get up close to the beautiful Sedona country. We have hiked many of the trails in Sedona and have printed directions and maps for most of them available at our Sedona Boutique hotel.
Tips for Hiking in Sedona
- Many trails require a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle to access them. You may want to consider this when you are renting your vehicle.
- Hiking in Sedona in the summer? Early morning hikes or late afternoon hikes are highly suggested!
- Make sure to bring plenty of water. Even if you are only hiking a short distance, keeping hydrated is key. Take more water than you think you will need.
- Create a hiking backpack that includes water, first aid kit, snacks, trail map, compass, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and tweezers. Most of our plants have thorns or needles and they sometimes seem to jump out and stick you. Tweezers are sometimes the only way to get them out..ask Ron!
- Hikes in Sedona are rated from easy to strenuous however, if you are a novice hiker, watch your pace and go in knowing there may be some strenuous inclines on some of the easy rated hikes.
- It is always safer to hike with others. If you choose to hike alone, take a cell phone with you.
- Always let somebody know what trails you plan on hiking. Let us know and we can usually give you a map with directions.
- A Red Rock Pass is needed to park at most trail heads. All types of passes are available, from day use to yearly passes. We have Daily and Weekly passes available at our Sedona Bed and Breakfast Hotel
- Wear suitable clothing and shoes for hiking. Hiking shoes are recommended on most trails.
- Don’t leave the trail. The ecosystem of the desert is fragile and walking off designated trails can damage it.
- The trails in Sedona are very traveled and it is unlikely that you will come across a rattler, however we do have them. We have only seen two on all the hikes we have done. With that said, be aware of your surroundings and respect the wildlife of Sedona!
- Bring a camera to take some amazing shots.
- Know your limitations and don’t rush your hiking experience. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
Some Additional Tips for Mountain Biking in Sedona
- Trail etiquette: Mountain bikers yield to both hikers and equestrians.
- Make your presence known when approaching others and going around blind corners.
- Stay on designated roads and trails, – if it’s not signed don’t ride it!
- Avoid trails that are wet and muddy.
- Ride only where permitted.mountain bikes are prohibited in wilderness areas.
- Prepare for the unexpected by packing a small backpack full of emergency items
including (but not limited to): food, water, first aid needs, extra tubes, patches and tool kit.
- Wear a helmet, gloves, eye protection, and other safety gear.
- Know your riding ability and personal limits.
- Make sure you use sealant in your tubes