Soldier Pass Trail

#8 of 204 trails in coconino national forest
Soldier Pass Trail is a 2.0 mile point-to-point trail located near Sedona, Arizona that treks through a cypress-pinon-juniper forest and offers the chance to see wildlife. Good for all skill levels. Accessible year-round. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.01 miles Point to Point 510 feet
Dog Friendly
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There are two trailheads that you can use to get there. Both are accessed by 89A. To get to the closest trailhead to Soldier Pass trail is by turning North on Soldier Pass Road to its conclusion. At the other trailhead you will need to take Jordan Road to its end, then hike either Jordan trail or Brins Mesa to get to Soldiers Pass. Both trailheads require a Red Rocks Pass. There are machines to buy a pass at both places.

Margaret Iwanicki

7 Completed1 Reviews

We took Brins Mesa trail to the junction with Soldiers Pass trail, then hiked down Soldiers Pass to Jordan trail and from there to Cibola trail. We took almost 3 hours round trip with stops for snacks, drinks, conversations, etc. The scenery was fabulous and the trail, while hilly and rocky at times, was easily handled. Boots and poles recommended, especially on the descents.

Joey Vega

4 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome trail!

Cole H.

Starts out well marked, then not so well as you go. Steep climb towards the top. Best views you will find anywhere.

Karie Nahas

22 Completed2 Reviews

Daniel Riley

152 Completed144 Reviews

Great hike in Sedona today. Started up Soldier's Pass, turned at Brins Mesa, and then returned to the trailhead via Cibola Pass. A surprised thunderstorm hit us as we crested Brins Mesa, creating a beautiful scene.

Stephanie Odle-Sagar

2 Completed2 Reviews

Started in Soldiers Pass but ended up on Teacup which I also liked, would say both are moderate hikes.

Eric Brown

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great all purpose trail, Hikers, Jeeps, Bikes, Quads, excellent views and lots of shade

Michelle Morgan

4 Completed4 Reviews

Loved this trail. The scenery was awesome. Hike easy to moderate. Be watchful you could end up on the wrong trail. We started out with Soldiers Pass to Brins Mesa to Cibola Pass to Jordan back to Soldiers Pass. There are areas of pools and falls.....water was not running even though they had rain yesterday. The Devils Kitchen (sink hole) was neat to see and discover that it started in the 1880's, with a large piece falling in around 1989! Loved walking through the trees you see many areas where where the water would run creating small falls and pools. Down fall this trail is that is also has areas of a jeep trail...dislike the noise of the vehicles.....much too pretty an area to have jeeps drive by you.

Jesse Csincsak

11 Completed11 Reviews

Was perfect for my 4 year old son and I !! Lots of big views and not to technical parking is hard to come by but well worth it in my opinion bring a camera !!

Peter Kahn

9 Completed3 Reviews

Fairly easy with some tricky bits. links to Brins mesa and Jordan for a loop. many stunning views. Expect some change in temp for a morning hike.