Sedona Hiking Guide: The 10+ Best Trails in Sedona For Epic Views & Stunning Photographs

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Best Hike for Sunrise: Devil’s Bridge Trail

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Best Hike for Sunset: Cathedral Rock Trail

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Best Photogenic Hike: Soldier’s Pass Trail

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Best Underrated Trail: Doe Mountain Trail

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Best Nonstop Views: Courthouse Butte Loop

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Best Adventurous Hike: Bell Rock Trail

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If you’re already at Courthouse Butte, you might as well tack on the climb up to Bell Rock if you’re feeling adventurous! The top of Bell Rock features some incredible views, but I found it to be one of the toughest hikes in the area due to the rigorous climbing involved near the top.

The first part of the trail up to the Bell itself is easy and suitable for all experience levels, but the closer you get to the base the more challenging it becomes as you navigate up a few levels of slickrock. If you choose to climb up the Bell itself, the trail is not well marked and certain parts of it are easier to climb than others, and it is easy to lose your way. Exercise extreme caution and make sure you wear quality hiking boots. I would not attempt this climb at all if it has recently rained, as the rock can become extremely slick.

If you’re nervous about doing this hike solo, I recommend this small group tour with GetYourGuide, which will take you up the Bell Rock Vista, to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then to two different panoramic views of the Grand Canyon – which is just a two hour drive away! This tour is a great way to hit up two beautiful areas in one trip.

Best 360-degree views: Airport Mesa Trail/Airport Loop Trail

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Best City Views of Sedona: Sugar Loaf Summit Trail

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Best short hike: Secret Slickrock Trail

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Best long hike: Bear Mountain

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