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West Fork Oak Creek Trail

Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #7 of 57 attractions in Sedona
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
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Scottsdale, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I've done a few hikes in Arizona and enjoyed them, but nothing in the state matches the beauty of the West Fork Trail. The hike is 3.3 miles long via the maintained path and that part is gorgeous. The elevation does not change much and much of the hike is shaded so it's perfect to escape the Arizona sun. The... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

2 miles north of Slide Rock, along 89a and very easy to do with a few crossings of oak creek. A few historical spots to view as well. Shady trail for most of the hike.

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Granite Bay, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This hike is longer than they tell you. It is more of a 8 mile hike. It is moderate and not all that pretty. You do cross the river alot - 12 or 13 times - and we thought the end was going to be a pool of water but it just ends into the river. It was an ok... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent and easy hike for adult, teens and little ones. Changing landscape as well as shallow water crossing. Partly shady... Major Advantage on hot days. Bring extra pair of socks.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful hike. Took about 2 hours to the end and was not a difficult hike. Only negative, not enough parking. Get there early if you don't want to wait for a space.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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99 reviews 99 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What impressed us the most about this hike were all the different flowers, shrubs and trees that are not present down around Sedona. The elevation here ranges from about 5,300 feet to 5,700 feet, about 1,000 higher than Sedona. There are thirteen stream crossings going in and thirteen coming out, so go when the water is not too high. This... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful trail in the Oak Creek Canyon. Water along parts of the trail. Old apple orchard and homestead in the beginning of the trail. Really nice hike, do carry a long sleeve, just in case...and water. Picnic tables and bathrooms located at the parking lot. Garlands in the Canyon can be a neat place to stop and pick up some... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you only do one hike in Sedona, do this one. Get there as early as you can as the parking lot fills up fast, and it is the best time to hike early.

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Harrisburg, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

An easy hike that takes you through forested land at the bottom of many large rock formations through a creek. You can easily cross the small, shallow creek by walking over large flat rocks. Very little challenge involved. Shows the great geographic diversity of the Sedona area as it is cooler (temp-wise) than Bell Rock or any of the other... More

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Eden Prairie
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Bring an extra pair of socks if you are clumsy! You do cross the creek many times but it is doable. Held daughters hand a few times! Lovely scenery. We went in 45 minutes and returned. Wish we would have had more time.

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