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West Fork Oak Creek Trail

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Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
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Sedona, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

October 16, 2018 Terrific walking surface, hard pack sand and dirt. Not gravel. Suitable for all ages and families. This fall many creek crossings required. A little slippery on the rocks, fell in creek! Yikes the water is COLD. Super gorgeous but wait a week...More

1  Thank shadylady81452
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice moderate shady hike with the added fun of water. You will cross the creek 12 times if you go to the end and back (4 miles each way)Wear waterproof boots or hiking sandals. I’m 69 and the last hour made it a little too...More

1  Thank skippingaround
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time doing this hike in Sedona. The trial was mostly shaded, and the water crossings weren't too challenging. The end of the trail when it becomes a slot canyon is very pretty and way less crowded then Zion. In various parts...More

1  Thank Travelduo415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail takes hikers along easy paths under tree canopies and along open meadows. Enjoy it especially on hotter summer days when fewer people are on the trail. West Fork is a favorite so choose your start time, day, and season carefully.

Thank DS1Arlington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The person at the visitor center said this is the most beautiful hike in Sedona, so we went on his recommendation. Paid a $10 fee to get it. With the threat of rain, it was uncrowded. Well used and flat trail made for an easy...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very scenic hike with lots of flat, easy to navigate stretches broken up by stream crossings and mini rock climbs. In hindsight I would have worn different shoes as several stream crossings were a bit tough (for me) without putting my foot...More

Thank Sunnydays4ever82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Fork Trail is relatively flat, mostly sandy soil and, of course, beautiful. All ages will enjoy a fantastic hike under a canopy of trees, bordered by colorful canyon walls. Crossing the creek is fun, with strategically placed rocks. Or you can walk through the...More

Thank KieferAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here to hike while doing the scenic drive south from flagstaff. Parking was $10, and our annual red rock pass did not work. Super shady, a bit crowded. Much different scenery from the red rock hikes. Would recommend!

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you hike, or even walk, go do this trail. It is well traveled and it an easy 3-4 hour out and back hike if you walk at a normal pace. There are a bunch of water crossing, but nothing that you would need to...More

Thank Russell S
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Saw in other reviews sometimes the price to park was $30, guess it depends on time of day, year, and what day of the week. Thursday Aug 30th at 1 PM was $10 bucks. Trail was awesome, very family friendly, crossed the stream multiple times...More

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Response from cmurrell23 | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Jamie! 4 total miles should be do-able in 2.5hrs. As Connie mentioned earlier, I'd time yourself to 1hr 15min in and then turn around to make sure. Time constraints might be time spent getting into the parking... More
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Response from MaryRN76 | Reviewed this property |
People do park on the side of the road. Personally I think they are crazy. Very narrow, curvy road. Arrive early. We have never had a problem.