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West Fork Oak Creek Trail, Sedona

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Enjoy nature's sounds and colors by hiking West Fork Oak Creek Trail, the Coconino National Forest's most popular route. The trail follows the canyon floor between tall cliffs. The marked part of the trail is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long in one direction. The flat, easy hike does require crossing a stream in several places. The trail continues for another 17.3 km (10.8 mi) after the marked section, where it becomes much more challenging. The trail is open year-round except for the periods of high fire danger, so check the status online before visiting. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and many more Sedona attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sedona trip planner.
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  • A great way to end a week of hiking Sedona! Get out there early to get a parking spot and be able to view in the morning light. 
    A great way to end a week of hiking Sedona! Get out there early to get a parking spot and be able to view in the morning light.  more »
  • A wonderful hike. Thru 13 creek beds. Probably one of our favorite hikes of our trip. Make sure you go all the way to the end. You will reach a sign; it said maintained trail ends at narrow canyon... 
    A wonderful hike. Thru 13 creek beds. Probably one of our favorite hikes of our trip. Make sure you go all the way to the end. You will reach a sign; it said maintained trail ends at narrow canyon...  more »
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  • This is an awesome trail. Get here early as they start to let people park before 8am when they open. Only so many cars can fit. We got there before 8am and the first half of the parking lot was already full. Cost 11.00 for a car of four, if you have more than 4people in the car it's an additional 2.00 per person. There's different prices for bikes and other vehicles but can't remember off hand. But back to the trail. Nice gradual grade of ups and downs, you cross a little over 5 times over the creeks path over rocks and make shift bridges. There's many places to stop and play in the creek, climb rocks, and take in some good sites. The end of it has an open water way where you can venture in but be ready to get wet. You can camp about 2miles and 3/4 after that point as the sign tells you. Over all an amazing time to enjoy 4hours
  • We heard about this trail from a delightfully friendly local woman, and we couldn't have been more grateful for a path less traveled. West Fork crisscrossing Oak Creek 13 times throughout the canyon has absolutely stunning views. Pro tip. Get in early, park opens at 8a, earlier to get in, grab a parking space, leisurely 6.71 mile round-trip hike. It's an Arizona State Park, so it will cost you $11 for a vehicle. [July 2022 price]

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