West Fork Oak Creek Trail

#2 of 204 trails in coconino national forest
West Fork Oak Creek Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles Out & Back 100 feet
Kid Friendly Dog Friendly
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Directions from Flagstaff: Drive south 17.5 miles south from Flagstaff or north 9.5 miles from Sedona to about halfway between milepost 385 and 384. The trailhead is on the west side of the highway down a paved lane that leads behind a few creek side houses. The best place to park is at the Call O' The Canyon day area about a quarter mile north of the trailhead.

Meredith Shirrell

12 Completed12 Reviews

This trail is beautiful and has great shade in the summer. Note: You will cross streams via river rocks that are often slick and spaced somewhat widely apart. The last time I tried this hike, it was on a cold wet morning. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish it this time, because I wasn't wearing waterproof shoes and I didn't want to walk in cold, wet shoes for six miles on a freezing day! Generally, though, the trail is really lovely. It can get very busy though, which also adds to the slickness of the rocks/ wait time when crossing the streams.

Julie Hartzell

16 Completed14 Reviews

Beautiful trail full of history. An old orchard, a neat wooden foot bridge, old homestead ruins to start. You follow the canyon in and there are nice views and the creek meandering along with you. Go during the week to avoid the weekend traffic.

Alvin Palmer

29 Completed30 Reviews

Jason B.

Beautiful hike and accessible to all ages

Kate Warren

13 Completed13 Reviews

Crowded. Go during the week, to avoid all the people.

Eliza T.

Leonard Umina

4 Completed6 Reviews

Trail is actually about 4 miles each way since it starts quite a walk from the parking lot. Lots of dogs. Lots of bags of dog poop. Lots of un-bagged poop. More dogs than people and there was an odor you could not get away from. Seems this is where the Sedona environmentalists take Fido to poop. Hike is not really "easy". Crossing brooks 13 times each way is a chore grandma can't handle. The end isn't worth the hill.

Dzenana Kevric

2 Completed1 Reviews


Denise Young

2 Completed3 Reviews

Denise Young

2 Completed3 Reviews