A true hiker’s paradise, Sedona offers a wealth of trails to enjoy nature and the spectacular views in red rock country (and keep you fit!). There are 143 different trail heads in Sedona, offering hikers an unbelievable selection of hikes for all experience and fitness levels.
Coconino National Forest
Located in the Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest, Sedona is a premiere site for hikers with trails for beginners through more seasoned, and serious, hikers. One of the easiest is the Sedona Centennial Trail (1/3 mile one way), while the Wilson Mountain Trail (5.2 miles one way) is one of the most strenuous. There are several books available to plan your hike, “Sedona Hikes” by locals Richard and Sherry Mangum is a good one.
Red Rock State Park
A popular spot for all hikers, Red Rock State Park is a family-oriented 5-mile network of trails with a diverse habitat of plants and wildlife. The Forest Service presents popular talks at the visitor’s center on the natural history of Sedona, and living with our wildlife neighbors.
Honanki and Palatki Heritage Sites in Coconino National Forest
Sedona also has several archeological sites requiring some hiking to view the glorious rock art by the cliff dwelling Sinagua who lived from AD 100 to 1300, and are the ancestors of the present-day Hopi. Palatki contains the largest collection of petroglyphs in the Verde Valley—well worth the hike!