Summer Hiking In Sedona Arizona Is Very Special

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Summer Hiking in Sedona is Very Special

 

Summer Hiking In Sedona

 Enjoy Hiking Sedona Magic Time

 

Jordon Park Trailhead

 

Uptown Sedona

 

Summer hiking in Sedona is a big draw and visitors soon learn that you need to get up early to get a good parking spot at the trailhead of your choice.  Most trailheads have parking lots with insufficient spaces for the traffic of hikers that want to use them.  There are a couple of trailheads that have lots of parking.  One that has a lot of appeal for those who enjoy summer hiking in Sedona is Jordon Park Trailhead. Here are some positive reasons why I recommend this trailhead:

  • Lots of parking
  • 3 main trails that head west and intersect in dozens of places with other trails (Brins Mesa, Cibola Pass, Jordon)
    • Sometimes called North Urban Trail System East/West
  • A 4th trail that heads east, (Jim Thompson) towards Steamboat Rock and Wilson Canyon
  • Restrooms

During summer, it is important to enjoy your hiking in the early morning. Bring lots of water. I recommend a camel pack or hydration pack and snacks high in protein. You can find examples ($$) here, Camel Bak ($$$+) Brand.

Summer weather in Sedona will start off in the 60ºs or low 70ºs but you have to be careful that monsoon weather is not developing. Check the weather before you start hiking. If a hiker is not careful, they could get caught in a downpour. Worse yet, hikers could get stranded. Watch for washes and stay out of them. If storm weather is developing get to a high point and find cover under a rock shelf or a tree. Stay clear of a path that water will follow during a downpour.

Golden Hour or Magic Time

 

If you are a photographer, as you can see in the images, clouds add a dramatic effect and monsoon cloud formations add to the drama. Just don't get caught in a downpour! Another impressive feature is the Golden Hour or Magic Time as described in this blog article.

 

Summer Hiking in Sedona

 

Other Trailheads With Large Parking Areas

 

Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte

As you come into Sedona from the Village of Oak Creek, there are two large parking areas on either side of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. There are many hiking paths from either side of Bell Rock.

Summer hiking in Sedona

 

 

Fay Canyon Trailhead in 7 Canyons area off Boynton Canyon

Fay Canyon Trailhead is another improved parking lot area with lots of car spaces where you can park and begin a hike. The trails go many directions which all can enjoy. I like Fay Canyon and you can see the Fay Canyon Arch off the main trail if you hike to it. This is a fairly easy hike.

Interactive Map for Summer Hiking in Sedona

Select Link or Static Map below for Interactive Map

HINT: On the left side of Map Header, there is a hidden sidebar where you can uncheck strenuous, moderate or easy hikes depending on your level of hiking expertise.

As you zoom in – other trails will populate.

There are many wonderful trails such as Devil’s BridgeSoldiers Pass, and Sugarloaf that I have not highlighted because the parking is limited. If you get there early (sunrise), you may find parking available.

Also, make sure that trailheads that are off dirt roads, do not require high clearance or 4 -wheel drive vehicles.

You can find more information about other trailheads in the Red Rock Ranger District at this link.

Note: Cursor down to the Red Rock Ranger District for all trails.

Red Rock District Information

Summer Hiking Sedona

Red Rock Passes 

Generally, you will find these fee stations where needed. The sign below will tell you what you need to do. This particular fee station is at the Bell Rock Trailhead.

Summer hiking in Sedona

Of course, if you have any questions about hiking or any other activities, please give me a call at (928) 274-7355.

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Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Brian England,

I know what you mean. I want to see much more. I have not been to Four Corners or spent any time in the Tucson area.

Jul 26, 2019 09:32 AM #36
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Really beautiful, Sheri... I'm just not a hiking enthusiast, personally. But happy to "walk" any city for hours.

Jul 26, 2019 11:59 AM #37
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander

That is how I like to hike.... walking! I walk, stop and check out certain trees and rocks, sometimes looking for chards of pottery or arrowheads. 

Jul 26, 2019 12:09 PM #38
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Sheri... I kind of like to walk and check out the shop windows on Madison Avenue!

Jul 26, 2019 01:05 PM #39
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sheri - your posts definitely aim to inform and further delight us with extraordinary photography.  Well-done.  I especially like the back-and-forth commenting that shows your knowledge and appreciation of the area.  

I must admit that I can identify a bit with Nina Hollander .  I am definitely more about hitting the city with a walk than exploring  an area with a hike.  That "bit" doesn't include shopping typically. 

Jul 26, 2019 02:32 PM #40
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Nina Hollander
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael... it's called window shopping while walking!

Jul 26, 2019 03:17 PM #41
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Those are truly amazing pictures, Sheri.  That second photo especially, knocks my socks off!

Jul 26, 2019 04:13 PM #42
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 26, 2019 04:13 PM #43
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Nina Hollander - My "window shopping" is in Tlaquepaque Village or down in Scottsdale's Kierland area or in the air-conditioned mall!

Jul 26, 2019 06:30 PM #44
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs - Thank you! Back in CA, I would walk my neighborhood or visit a girlfriend and walk in her neighborhood. 

Jul 26, 2019 06:34 PM #45
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Sheri,

Breathtaking and awe-inspiring.  Hard to beat the natural beauty of Nature and Sedona is exquisite. Like being in a national park.  Will forward this to hiking enthusiasts who will love this.  I checked, they have a Camelbak:))  Thanks!

Jul 26, 2019 07:11 PM #46
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Hike & like

Jul 26, 2019 07:35 PM #47
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BethAnn Long
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Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

I have only been to Sedona once, and we did hike. Such beauty ! And, so completely different than where I live, the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for the post , I love to hike! BethAnn in Spokane WA

Jul 28, 2019 09:40 PM #48
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Robin Wells
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Thanks for post.  I have never been there but sounds amazing.  There are so man awe inspiring and beautiful places across North America - from east to west and north to south.. and even around the world.  Wish I had the time and money to visit them all!!  My hobby is photography, primarily birds and then landscape so I love hiking anywhere.

Jul 30, 2019 04:10 PM #49
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Jan Green
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Sheri - breathtaking!  Love, love Sedona.  Great information for anyone looking to hike Sedona, including your awesome map!

Jul 31, 2019 03:04 PM #50
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Kris Collis - There is a story about (National Park) that which I share with my clients. Long story short... Teddy Roosevelt was looking for areas to declare National Parks and came through Utah and into AZ where he dedicated the Grand Canyon as a National Park.  He was heading south down to Sedona but the trip was cut short because of an emergency in DC and it took the Railroad from Flagstaff back home.  We live in what could have been a National Park.  

Jul 31, 2019 03:15 PM #51
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Thanks for stopping by Rich!

Jul 31, 2019 03:17 PM #52
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi BethAnn Long

I am glad you enjoyed hiking in Sedona!

Jul 31, 2019 03:17 PM #53
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Robin Wells,

You have a wonderful hobby and hiking is a way to get those pics that nobody else does. 

Jul 31, 2019 03:20 PM #54
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Thanks, Jan Green

I only wish I could spend more time getting out to hike. 

Jul 31, 2019 03:21 PM #55
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