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Been Hiking This For 24 Years!

I hike this trail about 4-6 times a week, and love it. There are many variations, and spectacular views from the 'Saddle'. Definitely do this one!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
Kim L
Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I hike this trail about 4-6 times a week, and love it. There are many variations, and spectacular views from the 'Saddle'. Definitely do this one!

Thank Kim L
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Chimney Rock area gets lost to a degree by some of the other more impressive rocky outcrops around including Thunder Mountain and the Coffee Pots but it is worth visiting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The hiking loop is about a mile and a half and planning for maybe an hour will give enough time for the hike, (Upper) Chimney Rock Pass trail intersects Lower Chimney Rock trail and leads up to a moderate hike with steep inclines and more challenging pathways. The Upper trail will add more miles and time to the hike. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This trail makes a terrific moderate hike with gorgeous views. Don't try it on a hot day. Bring plenty of water.

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We have hiked this trail since our first visit to the Sedona area in 2001. This is a moderate trail over red rock and sand, with some rocky and steeper areas. A hiking stick is recommended for extra balance. Because the hike passes around Chimney Rock, the vistas are constantly changing. It affords a good view of Lizard Rock.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

This trail is a few short minutes from the main street in Sedona, State Route 89A. There is free parking, and it is very easy to find the trailhead and to stay on the trail as it is very well marked. This is a short trail of less than two miles, and there are very good views of the surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

We started our hike at the Thunder Mountain Trailhead and followed signs that said Upper Chimney Rock. Our family consisted of two adults in their 40s, and five kids ages 6-11. Everyone enjoyed the hike. Just enough climb to make you feel like you were in the mountains. A few shaded spots to stop for a drink and take in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

This was a less travelled trail so had some refuge from the crowds. We started at the trailhead of Andante Road at the end by the water tank. This starts as Andante Trail and intersects with Thunder Mountain Trail which overlaps Chimney Rock Trail for awhile. The signs were pretty clear so be careful to follow those. Although we assumed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We loved this hike. We parked in a lot off thunder mountain road and hiked up the lower chimney Rock trail to the upper chimney rock trail. It takes you all the way around the chimney rock mountain. The scenery on the far side of the mountain from where we started was AMAZING! I couldn't stop taking pictures!! The hike... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Summary: A loop hike around the base of Chimney Rock in West Sedona. Challenge Level: Moderate Hiking Distance: About 2 miles Trailhead Location: The parking area is off of Thunder Mountain Road Description: The Chimney Rock trail is actually a 2 mile loop around Chimney Rock, which is also known as 'Three Fingers'; you'll see the reason for the second... More 

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