Outdoor enthusiasts consider the mountainous area surrounding Sedona, Arizona to be one of the most alluring destinations in the world. People travel from all over to hike the red rocks, discover secret caves, and take in ethereal views. With over 250 trails to explore, you'll find everything from a natural bridge to mystical pools and waterfalls.
The weather is milder in Sedona than in Tucson and Phoenix. Plus, since many trails ascend to over 4500 ft in elevation, you can expect cool breezes while enjoying picturesque townscapes at the apex of the hike.
Overwhelmed by the choices? We've got the scoop on the top trails to experience at this incredible hiking destination.
The trail to the Birthing Cave is short, but the real hike and amazing views require a bit of bravery. You'll need to scale the rock into the cave, then take a trail that gets harder as you go along. At the end of the trail, you're rewarded with some of the most beautiful views Sedona offers.
Pack plenty of water as the trail isn't well-shaded. You can relax at a cultural site, overlooking the valley below, and reconnect with Mother Nature — there's no service past the head of the trail.