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Crescent Moon Picnic Site

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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
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+1 928-203-2900

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Very easy "hike"

This is a lot more like a stroll with a completely flat trail to "Buddha beach" where you can hang out with a picnic lunch. Easily done within an hour and great for younger kids... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lot more like a stroll with a completely flat trail to "Buddha beach" where you can hang out with a picnic lunch. Easily done within an hour and great for younger kids or older adults.

Thank Lar1717
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each March, during our now annual visit to Sedona, we take our friends or family on a short hike in the Crescent Moon Park. You can amble along the river, build or add to the existing huge number of cairns, admire the Arizona Sycamores and the red rocks in the background. Some years we have visited both morning and afternoon... More 

Thank JudyBoz
Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this area two nights in a row! Great picnic area. Good parking and trail. Beautiful place for photos. We visited in March so it was too cold to go in the water but it looks like a great place for warmer weather. Worth the small fee.

Thank 2013cck
Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please cross this spot off your list while visiting Sedona! Pack a lunch and bring water shoes and just enjoy the beautiful creek and view of Cathedral Rock while you walk out to Buddha Beach where u can swim in the summer time! Amazing, languid stroll for ALL ages. Benches along the pathway and grassy areas too.

Thank angela a
Greensboro, North Carolina
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917 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk, nice park, but they take pride in being a picnic location....then maybe clean up the picnic area. Trash everywhere, and didn't see anyone cleaning or requesting the other picnic guests to clean up after themselves. Disappointed

Thank rryan313131
Management response:

Hello RRyan, Thank you for your kind words, however we are sorry to hear of your experience in terms of cleanliness/maintenance. We would like to apologize as although we have signs against littering as well as staff members constantly monitoring the grounds, we still are faced with the rare incidents such as the one described by yourself. If you would... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great walk through the park, very spiritual! All the views were incredible, we went during the late afternoon and loved evrything about the park, I will be back.

Thank Vonda B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to have a picnic lunch near the amazing red rocks. While there are picnic tables in the area we decided to picnic from our hatch to enjoy the view better. It is a short hike to get a close up of the rocks. They charge $10 per car to get in which I felt was expensive.

Thank TAJ1085
Glendale, Arizona
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife brought me hear years ago, its her favorite place. Amazing views. Great place for a day trip and picnic. Hikes for all levels. , even many paved paths.

Thank Enrique D
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picnic and river area is so beautiful! The field next to the parking lot gives you a FANTASTIC view of Cathedral Rock!!! If you hike further along the river, toward Cathedral, you will eventually run into Buddha Beach. It is a cool area where people stack rocks along the river and through the forest trail. It really is cool... More 

Thank 499theresas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with our two five year olds and want to come back with Grandma. The boys loved hiking by the creek and playing on the rocks. The hopped from rock to rock with such joy and glee. It was really special to watch. They also found worms and got soaking wet. This isn't a hike for people seeking adventure... More 

Thank KatieGJD

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