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West Fork Oak Creek Trail

Sedona, AZ
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Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (114 reviews)
“canyon walls” (58 reviews)
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Sedona, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super hike. $10 parking. Get there early by 8 or at lunch (everyone is done hiking by then)... Going all the way isn’t too bad. Your feet may get wet crossing streams at 6 or 7 and on. Shaded by VERY humid. Maybe suggest mosquito...More

1  Thank stonegyrl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came to Sedona in the middle of the summer so hiking in this very shady trail was a great way to start off our trip. It runs along a creek and crosses over it on many occasions. It was a lot of fun and very...More

Thank Mario d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crossed cool streams, saw old ruins and ate apples off the trees (so many trees)...go early as parking is limited and not much on the street.

1  Thank Alice S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a very easy hiking, it took us 4 -5 hours bc we did a picnic, we took a nap, we were enjoying the nature, the river and the beauty. Hiking poles, water, good hiking shoes are mandatory

Thank Magaly M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is rated as one of the top hikes in America, and I know why now. It is BEAUTIFUL! Nothing like the desert, in fact, it's easy with a few ups and downs, but kids can do it. It's long however, 3.4 miles each way...More

1  Thank Mozart F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far one of the most gorgeous hikes in the area. Plan for the day and make sure to go in the a.m.!!

Thank Jillian O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly the most beautiful Hike in Sedona. It crosses the river 13 times and is a round trip hike of about 6 miles. It's pretty easy and has lots of shade, places to stop and enjoy the water on a hot day and...More

Thank KimMFox
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we pulled over and got in line to park at the West Fork trail I wasn't sure what we were getting into. There were 7 or 8 cars waiting in front of us and it didn't seem like things were moving at all. Kathy...More

Thank aptripleyo
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My sister and I have stopped here on both our trips to Arizona. We have hiked part of this trail 3 times now. We have never finished, as I have had back surgery, and I always chicken out before we reach the end. I love...More

1  Thank MaryRN76
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Ideal hike for Sedona summer day. The West Fork train is frequently in the shade of trees and canyon walls and frequent stream crossings to soak your feet, whereas most Sedona hiking trails are unbearably hot by noon. Get to the parking lot by 9am....More

Thank lcjmd
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Nanci40
8 August 2018|
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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.
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EMonVACAY
11 February 2018|
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Response from Twomaples | Reviewed this property |
Using hiking sticks or not is a personal preference, and in this case would also be dependent on the conditions. I am generally a one stick person but found two useful with the icy conditions in January. We saw many people... More
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lsarson2017
We will be hiking this trail among many others while in Sedona in May. We are VERY confused about parking here. We understand that there is a paid parking area for $10.00 that fills up early in the morning. While we intend to be there early in the morning, we are curious about what to do if the lot is already full. Some say park on the road for free. Some say you will be ticketed if you park on the road. Some say you can park on the road if you have a Red Rock pass (no idea what that is or where to buy one - is it good for anything else, or just this one strip of highway???) Some say you can legally park along the side of the road only IF you have an "America the Beautiful National Parks Annual Pass" displayed in your window (we will have one of those for sure, but since this is not a National Park, that doesn't sound true). Does anyone know FOR SURE what we should do if the parking lot is full and we don't want to get a ticket while in a rental car. Can we LEGALLY park on the side of the road here? Thanks for any advice anyone can offer!!!
19 January 2018|
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Response from yoyoontrip | Reviewed this property |
If you coming from Phoenix you will "feel" the traffic on your way to this point when hitting 89A as there is a main attraction on the way before the W Fork (Sliding Rock Park). It will give you a pulse of what is going on... More
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