West Fork Oak Creek Trail
West Fork Oak Creek Trail
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
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Michelle B
Sartell, MN11 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A great way to end a week of hiking Sedona! Get out there early to get a parking spot and be able to view in the morning light.
Written October 20, 2022
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Zaidtree
Arkansas194 contributions
Sep 2022
A wonderful hike. Thru 13 creek beds. Probably one of our favorite hikes of our trip. Make sure you go all the way to the end. You will reach a sign; it said maintained trail ends at narrow canyon pool ahead. Keep going to where the canyon narrows. We went early and did not see anyone on our way to the canyon. We did see more people as we hiked back. Some people said it was their favorite hike and they always do the hike when they come to Sedona. You hike along a creek with trees, not usually direct sunlight. Hiking poles will come in handy to cross the creek. You don't want to miss this hike. We saw people of various ages and hiking skills. Do as little or as much as you want to hike.
Written September 27, 2022
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JM K
Sedona, AZ11 contributions
Oct 2021
This is top on my list as a favorite. It has a creek and while hiking you are constantly walking through water. Wear water shoes. So many sights that you will be on overload and speechless.
Written September 24, 2022
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Matt Z
4 contributions
Jul 2022
It's a long walk and hard to find parking is, but once you're there the hiking is spectacular. If you visit here you got to get to the end!
Written July 28, 2022
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Sun-Sand-Surf-Golf
Eugene, OR55 contributions
Apr 2022
We found this hike a nice change for all the other ones we had been doing. Rather than exposed in the sun throughout the hike you got to go along the river, trees, and rock formations... it has some very nice photo opportunities along the hike. Was longer than we expected, but all good and enjoyable.
Written June 20, 2022
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DeeJayOK
Norman, OK54 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Did this hike with my husband a kids ages 3, 8 and 10. Although the hike started out in a very hot, dry plain area it soon moves into beautiful forest and creek. My boys all loved the water crossings, which are shallow but still can be challenging if the goal is to keep your feet dry. We passed a good amount of other hikers but not so many that we felt it was too crowded. Got some beautiful canyon shots along the creek. There’s a deeper area where people were swimming and having a blast. We hiked just over a mile in before turning around (because 3 year-old) so can’t speak for the trail after that. Good hike for a hot day once you reach the shady part!
Written June 15, 2022
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Designer Girl
Scottsdale, AZ10 contributions
Sep 2021
One of the nicest and easiest trails except for the multiple streams to cross. Wear water shoes and bring a hiking stick to enjoy the day. One of the most popular hikes so arrive early. Not a loop but you can easily hike in and see beautiful views and then turn around if you didn't want to do the full 7 miles.
Written June 13, 2022
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Michelle S
St. Petersburg, FL158 contributions
Apr 2022
This is an easy out and back trail with gorgeous views "looking up". We can't wait to bring grandkids for the fun climbing and exploring on this trail. Note: must be comfortable crossing the river on uneven stepping stones and going up and down short, rocky inclines.
Written April 26, 2022
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travelerfromsj
San Jose, CA1,765 contributions
Apr 2022
This is probably one of the prettiest hikes in Sedona, if not the prettiest. We walked through an old orchard that was in bloom, crossed a bridge, and then meandered through a canyon along a creek. The green foliage combined with the creek and the high red walls of the canyons around us made for a stunning view. The trail continues for 3 miles, with 13 creek crossings in all, but you can do as much or as little as you like. At each creek, there are conveniently placed rocks and logs to help you get across, but a walking stick and good balance really helps. I was wishing that I had worn my water shoes. If you’re curious about how hard the creek crossings are, I’ve uploaded a couple of pictures with my review.

I had heard that parking was limited here, but we had no problem getting a parking space here at around 12:30 pm on a Monday. There were also cars parked along the highway (walk-ins, perhaps?) Bring $11 for the entrance fee in cash. There are vault toilets (well-ventilated), and picnic tables.
Written April 21, 2022
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DutchTX
The Woodlands, TX662 contributions
Mar 2022
Great hike of about 7 miles; moderate. Also good for kids and teenagers, as you have to cross many times a creek; always fun hopping from one stone to the other. only about 600 feet elevation gain. Also good for a hot day, as you mostly walk under trees, and a cool wind comes from the canyon. NOTE: Have $11 cash with you for the parking fee.
Written March 28, 2022
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  • Wed - Sun 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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