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My 9 Favorite Hikes in Sedona That You Will Love

Exploring the captivating red rock landscapes of Sedona is a hiker’s dream, and this guide unveils the top picks for your next adventure.

Inside, we’ll journey through the picturesque trails, from serene canyons to exhilarating summits, offering an insider’s perspective on the most awe-inspiring natural wonders this iconic Arizona destination has to offer.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a nature enthusiast seeking stunning views, these hikes are bound to leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Bear Mountain

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Bear Mountain is a challenging hike known for its steep ascents and panoramic vistas of Sedona. Hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views of the red rock formations and the surrounding desert landscape from its summit.

Wilson Mountain

Sunset over sedona from the top of Wilson Mountain. This is one of the best places to watch the sunset without crowds.
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Wilson Mountain offers a diverse hiking experience, featuring both a strenuous northern trail and a more moderate southern trail. Hikers can explore lush forests, encounter ancient ruins, and relish sweeping vistas of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon.

Boyton Canyon

A hiker poses for a photo in the Subway Cave in Boyton Canyon, Sedona.
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Boynton Canyon is a popular hike leading to a tranquil box canyon surrounded by towering red rock walls. The trail is renowned for its spiritual energy and the option to continue on to the scenic vista of Boynton Pass.

Doe Mountain

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Doe Mountain is a relatively short and family-friendly hike with 360-degree views from its flat, mesa-like summit. It’s an excellent choice for hikers looking for a quick adventure and breathtaking sights.

Devils Bridge

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Devil’s Bridge is famous for its natural sandstone arch, one of the largest in Sedona. The hike takes you to this stunning landmark, allowing for a thrilling walk across the bridge and captivating photographs.

Hangover Trail

The snowy views of Sedona from Airport Mesa in the middle of town.
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Hangover Trail is an advanced hike for experienced hikers seeking a thrilling challenge and extraordinary scenery. It offers stunning perspectives of red rock formations and the city of Sedona below.

Cathedral Rock and the Vortex

Looking down on Cathdral Rock and the vortex. This is one of the best things to do in Sedona.
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The Cathedral Rock hike is renowned not only for its stunning rock formation but also for its spiritual energy vortex. The steep trail takes you to the base of Cathedral Rock and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Keyhole Cave

A hiker stares out with her dog from the Keyhole Cave in Sedona, Arizona. Easily one of the best things to do in Sedona.
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Keyhole Cave is a hidden gem, accessible through a moderate hike. The trail leads to a unique cave with a keyhole-like opening that frames the picturesque Sedona landscape, making it a perfect spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Soldiers Pass

Inside Soldiers Pass Cave. It shows light coming through from the left and at the bottom.
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Soldiers Pass is a captivating Sedona hike known for its enchanting red rock scenery and unique natural landmarks. Along the trail, hikers can explore the seven sacred pools and the famous Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole while enjoying breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape.

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