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Favorite Hikes in Northern Arizona

Favorite Hikes in Northern Arizona

Normally when people talk about Arizona their immediate thought is the Desert. What doesn't cross their minds are the numerous amounts of mountain ranges that are heavily forested by beautiful pine trees, Natural lakes that seem to go on for miles, and even the most popular - The Grand Canyon. 

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona

Sedona, she famous for her massive erosion-sculpted red rocks as well as being the 'Happy Place' for most people (like me). These stunning red rocks you see when visiting the town have actually been around for nearly 360 million years. Sedona has been known as a spiritual power center because of the subtle energy vortexes in the area. From the moment I visited Sedona I was immediately drawn to it - not only because of her beauty but because of her energy. I have been hiking these mountains for years - so here are a few of my all time favorites you need to see:

All hikes will be listed by difficulty according to me

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Difficult ( I rarely do these ;)

  • Cathedral Rock - Sedona, AZ
  • .74 miles
  • 608 ft in elevation change
  • Moderate/Difficult - Don't be fooled by the length of the hike - keep in mind the first beginning of this hike requires you to use your hands to get up. If you have knee problems, I wouldn't entirely suggest this hike as a lot of this is mainly up hill.

- Keep in mind, once you hit the 'End of Trail' sign, keep hiking to the left to reach the 3 pillars.

  • Soldier Pass Trail - Sedona, AZ
  • 5 miles
  • 800ft in elevation change
  • Mild

  • Boynton Canyon Trail - Sedona, AZ
  • 5.8 miles
  • 843 ft in elevation change
  • Mild/Moderate - This (to me) is almost like a long walk in the park. Keep in mind, there are a handful of portions on this hike that are slightly uphill so keep that in mind.

  • Devils Bridge - Sedona, AZ
  • 6 miles RT from Dry Creek Vista parking lot
  • 2 miles from Devils Bridge parking lot
  • 4 miles RT from Long Canyon Road parking rd
  • 400 ft in elevation change
  • Mild/Moderate - If you are an avid hiker like me, this hike may be mild to you. The reason why I also say Moderate is because there are a few uphill sections to this hike, including a steep climb up to get to the bridge. Keep in mind, this section is incredibly small so use hiking etiquette and take turns going up and down. There are only so many people that can fit on this section.


  • Bell Rock - Sedona, AZ
  • .75 mile route
  • 3.5 mile route
  • 7 mile route
  • avg 200 ft in elevation change
  • Mild/Moderate/Difficult - This answer varies on each hike you decide to take. This can either be a short/long walk or a climb. Read the signs before hiking to make sure you are taking the path that suits you best.

  • Tonto Natural Bridge - Payson, AZ
  • Pine Creek Trail is about ½ mile long
  • Waterfall Trail is about 300 feet long
  • Gowan Trail is about 2200 feet long
  • Mild/Moderate - As an avid hiker, I consider this a mild hike. If you are new to hiking or haven't done much of it, there are a few parts to this hike that may surprise you. Hiking under the waterfall is incredibly slippery so please wear appropriate shoes.

  • Wet Beaver Creek Day Hike - Sedona, AZ
  • 7 mi RT
  • 500 ft in elevation change
  • Moderate - This is a very very long hike. After living in Arizona most of us AZ folks tend to underestimate the power of the heat outside. If you are hiking this in the summer time, please wear a hat and bring a ton of water. There really is no shade on this trail so keep that in mind.
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