West Fork Oak Creek Trail

West Fork Oak Creek Trail, Sedona: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, West Fork Oak Creek Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

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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anj
New Jersey6 contributions
Beautiful hike— good for kids/ families
Aug 2021 • Family
Gorgeous trail, much of it through a crystal-clear creek. Much of the hike was shaded making it pleasant for family despite heat and distance over 6 mi round trip). FYI— Don’t need to go the whole way to enjoy.
Written August 28, 2021
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JoeAZ
4 contributions
Great hike!
Jul 2021
Amazing views! Great hike along the creek Not too challenging. Plenty of spots to rest, enjoy the views or enjoy the cool water.
Written July 21, 2021
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watergirl21
California43 contributions
Easy hike shaded by trees but still beautiful scenery
Jul 2021
For a hot July day, this hike was one of my favorites! Followed an easy trail through the canyon for almost 4 miles with dry shoes, then had to turn or walk the creek. About 13 creek crossings, beautiful cliff views through the trees. I did arrive at 6:30 as some reviews said the lot would be open - it wasn't. There are 3 parking spots outside the entry gate and the 3rd car pulled in right before me. I did a quick vortex instead and came back right after 8 when it opened and the lot was filling quickly. Glad I did, this was one of my favorites!
Written July 12, 2021
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Simone M
9 contributions
Fun hike but beware of a bear 🐻
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was a great hike and we started at 7:15am. I’m not much of a hiker and I was able to finish but it took me 4 hours total. Most of it was easy but there were a few challenging spots. The creek crossing were fun but be careful of wobbly rocks. We did see a bear at the very beginning near the parking lot. We stopped and took a lot of pictures. I couldn’t photograph the bear because I was too shocked to unlock my phone. I wasn’t expecting that because I did not see anything about bears in the reviews.
Written July 11, 2021
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Kathy H
7 contributions
Awesome!
Jul 2021
I have a lot of back pain and was concerned about whether I would be able to enjoy hiking with my family while visiting Sedona. I almost even stayed home the morning they were going on this hike because I was afraid of ruining their day. I am SO glad I decided to go with them! It's a very easy hike and I was fine. Most of it is in the shade and the views are spectacular. We started the hike at 8 am and finished at noon. It was one of the best days of our stay. If we return to Sedona, we will definitely be doing this one again!
Written July 11, 2021
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jaysquares
Chicago, IL25 contributions
Best $11 entertainment
Jun 2021 • Couples
We entered the park at 6:45am. Sign on booth says open at 8am but the nice lady at the booth told us that they are open from dusk until dawn. We did not realize there was an $11 fee (we have the red rocks pass and it does not cover this park)

Before the trail starts there are signs about the history of the area that are very interesting.

Trail is an easy hike - beautiful shaded trail along the creek. When you get to the end (which most people turn around before they get there) there is a rock beach where you can wade into the creek and go into the canyon. The view is spectacular. We switched into water sandals on the beach and waded into the canyon (on the advice of some super nice camper ladies that told us to go around the bend).

We sat on a rock in the canyon and enjoyed the views. We spent 5.5 hours there. One of our best days in Sedona!
Written June 4, 2021
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sjansenavon
Sonoma, CA365 contributions
Great hike, beautiful trail along the creek
May 2021 • Couples
This is about 6-1/2 miles long. The trail crosses back and forth over the creek 13 times. Gorgeous scenery every step of the way. Be careful taking small children, the creek crossings could be challenging due to wiggly log balancing, loose rocks etc. walking sticks or trekking poles could really help on this trail.
Written May 31, 2021
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Ohtobeinsandiego
California323 contributions
A Great Canyon Hike with Plenty of Shade and Creek Crossings
May 2021
This is a completely different type of hike from most hikes in Sedona. It is a little over three miles one way, so easily a 6 mile out and back hike. For most ot he hike you're in the shade and are protected from the sun. There are 13 stream crossings and most are only a few inches deep with plenty of rocks and logs to use to cross. There's not too much climbing, though there are some areas requiring you to ascend and descend on well structured paths. The one complaint is the lack of trail markings. Signage at the beginning of the hike indicated the trail was marked with wire-enclosed rock cairns. We never found any of those. There was a mixture of the old vertical plastic trail markings that stand about 4 feet high and more recent arrows with trail directions attached at about 10 feet above the trail in places. But even those disappeared at about two-thirds into the hike. At that point, you were left with following what appeared to be the trail.
Written May 30, 2021
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Brandon M
Washington DC, DC139 contributions
Excellent Anytime Hiking But Parking is Limited
May 2021
This trail provides one of the most beautiful and peaceful hikes anywhere I've been. The trail is easy to moderate for the entire hike. There were exceptional moments in the canyon where I felt truly alone and could hear nothing but wind cutting through the pine trees. As others have mentioned, approximately 90% of the trail is shaded and pathed in sand; this makes the trail perfect for a hike anytime of the day. There is a small chance your feet may get wet from from over 13 stream crossings. The one negative aspect about this adventure is that trailhead parking is limited and you may need to park 500 feet up-road; also, parts of the trail are narrow and can be problematic if the trail is busy. If you casually hike the entire 3.3 mile trail out/back you should plan on approximately 4 hours from start to finish. I'd highly recommend this hike to anyone traveling to Sedona.
Written May 12, 2021
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Jessie G
Gilbert, AZ4 contributions
SHADED, Comfortable and gorgeous Canyon hike in Sedona
May 2021
STUNNING cliffs, beautiful colors, SHADE and COOL the ENTIRE 7 miles, hummingbirds, and other glorious critters to look at all while within earshot or right alongside the relaxing sounds of the Oak Creek.
Written May 4, 2021
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