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4 Easy Hikes in Sedona Perfect for Beginners

Author 02-19-2021

Devil’s Bridge Trail

Devil's Bridge Trail

Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona

Devil’s Bridge Trail Fast Facts

Length: 4.2 mi without 4×4, 2 miles with
Elevation gain: 564 ft.
Type: Out and Back
Dogs: Yes, on a leash
Approximate time to hike: 2-3 hours

Despite its off-putting name, the natural sandstone archway showcases some of the most impressive and heavenly views in the Sedona area. Devil’s Bridge’s name had originated from an old folklore tale hinting that bridges were so unique and strangely structured that they must have been designed or built by the Devil himself.

This trail is a “can’t miss” in Sedona because of the whole family’s ability to join in on the fun. The climb is easy for kids, but it is a long walk to the trailhead if you park in the parking lot. Be prepared for the nap of a lifetime at one of our well-equipped, family-sized vacation homes. After this hike, your feet will thank you.

This trek is a steady hike, finishing up around 2 miles round-trip. Even though you’re only ascending about 400 feet on the duration of your walk, you’re sitting at 4,600 feet in elevation, giving you 360-degree views of the encompassing Sedona area. The fantastic view is so immeasurable that it might even inspire the classic “hey, I can see my vacation rental from here!”
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West Fork Trail

West Fork Trail

West Fork Trail, Sedona

West Fork Trail Fast Facts

Length: 7.5 miles
Elevation gain: 1053 ft.
Type: Out and Back
Dogs: Yes, on a leash
Approximate time to hike: 2-3 hours

Located in Oak Creek Canyon, West Fork Trail is unconventional from the other famous hikes in Sedona. You’ll have to cross West Fork Creek several times with this hiking route, passing dramatic rock formations. Plus, the trail gives plenty of tree cover, water, and shade, making it a classic Sedona journey with kids.

Absorb up the rejuvenating pictures of the canyon’s red rocks, foliage, and creek, as you hike this beginner-friendly route. West Fork Trail is even great for the kids! Your little ones will also have a blast relishing in the tremendous leafy trails that will somehow remind you of the North Eastern United States. West Fork Trail has 13 diverse and enjoyable creek crossings that will add an adventure element to your family trip.

With its shady areas and roundtrip distance of 6.5 miles, this Oak Creek adventure makes a perfect hike in Sedona with kids ages six and up and beginner hikers alike.
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Bell Rock Trail

Bell Rock Trail

Bell Rock Trail, Sedona

Bell Rock Trail Fast Facts

Length: 1.1 miles
Elevation gain: 380 ft.
Type: Out and Back
Dogs: Yes, on a leash
Approximate time to hike: 2-3 hours

Are you looking for an easy, comfortable, family-oriented hike in Sedona? With its flat terrain and practically zero elevation gain, this scenic pathway to Bell Rock in Sedona is the best option for hikers looking for easy beginner-friendly hikes in Sedona, AZ.

Bell Rock Trail is pretty short, measuring about a mile in total. Additionally, the hike boasts fantastic views of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. If you’re in the mood for more red rock hiking, take the longer and more challenging walks in the area.

Bell Rock Trail is an easy and pleasant nature trip for all ages and hiker ability.
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Sedona View Trail

Sedona View Trail

Sedona View Trail

Sedona View Trail Fast Facts

Length: 1.2 miles
Elevation gain: 380 ft.
Type: Out and Back
Dogs: Yes, on a leash
Approximate time to hike: 2-3 hours

With flat paths and a roundtrip length of 1.2 miles, Sedona View Trail is one of Sedona’s top and most popular easy and beginner-friendly hikes.

As you hike this trail, you’ll get fascinating views of Chimney Rock, Coffee Pot Rock, and Thunder Mountain. You can also bring your kids to explore and play on its safe and kid-friendly paths because of the hike’s difficulty. Since it’s a well-known vortex site, we suggest that you enjoy some meditative moments with yourself before returning to the hike’s base.

We suggest taking this hike later in the day around sunset. With the combination of the vortex energy and the way the sunbeams reflect off the red rocks, the Sedona View Trail is an easy way to be one with nature.

Sedona View Trail makes a perfect hike for families and people who want to enjoy a nice leisurely walk while taking in the ambiance of Sedona’s energy.

After a nice leisurely day meandering around these Sedona hikes, it’s nice to come back home to rest your legs in a place that feels like home. When renting from ILoveSedona.com, you’re going to get the full home away from home experience. With luxury touches and fantastic customer support, you’re going never to want to leave unless it’s to step foot out on those red rocks again.
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