West Fork Oak Creek Trail

Sedona, AZ
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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.

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.

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy trail for all ages, cross crossing back and forth over the creek was very fun but beware that your feet might get wet. Stunning views looking UP at the canyon around you. Great for trail running if you don't mind slowing down to cross the creek. Parking now $10 + $2 for each additional person over the first 5.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

great hike and beautiful bites

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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful views!! Amazing rock formations I was so surprised to see the amazing things this trail has to offer. The trail was busy. We did this hike with our 6 year old and 5 month old puppy. The best part was walking in the river at the turn around point it was freezing cold but the view was worth it.

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129 Completed 50 Reviews

It's a nice hike, but there are other hikes just as good where there won't be as many people. $9 is steep if you ask me and they don't accept the interagency pass. But it is a fun hike. The creek is really running now because of the storm so you're going to get wet to at least mid calf if you want to go all the way to the narrow pool. Water is chilly, just wear some sneakers that drain well.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely my favorite place in the world!! Fall, Spring and Summer!
The pics don't even do it justice!

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9 Completed 1 Reviews

We went during early November, yellowish and brownish red leaves are everywhere some are on the ground, but it's still very beautiful. Hopping across the creek are fun and those red rock canyon cliffs are pretty pointing up high to the sky and being reflected down to the creek. Dogs are permitted on trail which is a plus. This trail is very popular especially during fall season, be prepared to line up for a parking spot if you arrived in the afternoon.

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is AMAZING!!! My hubby and dogs and I went the end of September amd the weather was great. I would suggest going early just because you may have to wait for parking. We came in after a church group, but really didn't pass many people on the trail. Very peaceful and beautiful. We will be going back during the smow season! I was told that you can go past the 3.5 mile mark and the trail continues to a place where camping is allowed, as well as campfires! Dogs did great on the trail as well.

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4 Completed 3 Reviews

West Fork Oak Creek is a winding but well-travelled 3.5-3.8mi trail that closely follows the namesake creek through several segments of twisted red rock canyon. It is shaded along its full length by the copious Ponderosa Pine, as well as the Oaks and Maples that are the big draw during the 2-3 weeks in October when the Canyon turns all shades of Yellows and Oranges and Reds with Fall Color. There is relatively little elevation gain, but there are 13 creek-crossings before the "official trail end" which are nothing but rock scrambles across the shallow creek. The trail ends at a "subway", with sandstone walls falling directly into the water - knee-deep to chest-deep depending on season for the next 100's of yards.

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27 Completed 14 Reviews

After parking in front of the gate that our government demanded be shut due to their bickering in DC, we hit the trail later in the afternoon. The weather was cloudy after having recently rained. We didn't go all the way to the trail end, but made it pretty far out. We crossed about 8 easy creek crossings. It was amazing to look up at any given time through the trees and look to the top of the canyon. A great hike. Good for kids and adults.

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Hubby and I did this trail on October 4th in honor of our 20th wedding anniversary. The weather was perfect and the leaves were just beginning to turn their beautiful fall hues. Easy hike with natural wonders and delights around every bend!

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