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Hieroglyphic Trail

Gold Canyon, AZ

Hieroglyphic Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. At the end of the trail are petroglyphs and small waterfalls in early spring.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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8 Completed 4 Reviews

Have to walk quite a distance before reach the mountain foot. I am not able to complete the whole trail since we arrived too late. Great view! I wish I can comeback next time!

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Silly Mountain Park
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice and easy for beginners. Didn't get to go to the very top because of a lot of kids up there at the time but there were nice views of Gold Canyon and the valley toward the west.

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Flatiron
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Flatiron
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14 Completed 6 Reviews

Correction... I meant favorite hike in Phoenix... Not Sedona.

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Flatiron
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14 Completed 6 Reviews

It is one oft favorite hikes in the Sedona area especially because it is difficult. The one issue is that the trail going up is supposed to have white markers they are not visible all the time. Still would recommend to anyone who wants to hike

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Flatiron
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My favorite hike in Arizona! I used to hike it every Saturday during the spring time. Bring plenty of water!

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Flatiron
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My favorite hike in Arizona

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Flatiron
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike that is an intense workout. My legs felt it for the next week; getting in and out of cars was a literal pain. Bringing gloves is helpful because much of the hike is actually a climb / scramble. Of course bring a lot of water and be prepared for a hard hike with an amazing and rewarding view at the end!

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Flatiron
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great hike. For everyone writing to follow the blue dots and arrows, be advised that they have been removed. This is a wilderness area and placing any paint/graffiti in such a designated area is illegal. Please take care to leave this incredible area better than it was when you arrived. If you are concerned about following the route without the dots, there are plenty of other hikes in the valley that have established trails.

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Flatiron
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59 Completed 13 Reviews

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