This trail starts off near Oak Creek then turns away from it and goes through a pass between Cathedral Rock and un-named butte. This trail also connects with the Templeton trail for a side trip to Cathedral Rock.
Courthouse Butte Loop
This fine trail takes you up close and personal to our Sedona Red Rocks, Courthouse Butte and Bell rock. The trail makes a circle around Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. This trail is within walking distance of our Sedona Boutique B&B style hotel. This is a fun hike to do in the morning before breakfast in the summer.
Most people go to Fay Canyon to see the natural arch that is located about .5 miles up the trail. Those who don't know about it usually walk past it without even noticing it. There is a short steep trail up to the arch that is worth the climb up. The main trail dead ends at a Supai sandstone cliff where you can see some evidence of some ancient Indian dwellings while enjoying the beautiful red rock formations around you.
West Fork Oak Creek
The trail is marked for the first three miles; however, many hikers continue beyond that. Eventually the pathway ends and you will be forced to hike in the stream bed as you continue into the Secret Mountain/Red Rocks Wilderness. If you choose to travel all 14 miles from one end of the canyon to the other, plan to do a lot of wading and boulder hopping, and even some swimming. This is a great trail to hike in the summer as much of the trail is shaded.
This is a short hike into a beautiful canyon. For a cool view, stand directly under the 50 foot high arch and look up. But it's the topside trail that provides the biggest treat. Follow it up a steep, natural rock staircase that leads directly to Devil's Bridge. At the top there are beautiful views of the canyon and Dry Creek Basin. If you have the nerve, you can walk across the top of the arch.
This Sedona trail not only provides a big dividend of scenery for a moderate outlay of exertion but it is easily accessible and an easy drive from our Sedona Bed and Breakfast. The Doe Mountain Trail switchbacks directly up the north side of this low, flat-topped Mesa. As you climb, you'll want to take time out to enjoy the excellent views of the surrounding countryside. If you only have a small amount of time to spend in Sedona, or only want to take a short hike, this is the one we would recommend!