Cottonwood, AZ Trails and Parks

Cottonwood has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 4 for backpacking. These trails range from 4 to 22.3 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mingus Mountain, Verde Valley Area Campgrounds and Sycamore Canyon Loop Trail. Trails.com member Terri O. recently completed Mingus Mountain.
  • Parsons SpringView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    At 55,937 acres, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area can be a daunting place to explore. That is because many of its finer areas can be reached ...

  • Black Canyon TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike starts on the lower slopes of Mingus Mountain and takes you into a rugged canyon and a pine-forested valley. It can also be done one ...

  • Mingus MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    After passing through an unimpressive lower section, the road climbs quickly up the side of scenic Mingus Mountain. Great views of Verde Valley ...

  • Verde Valley Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Named by Spanish explorers in the 1540s, the Verde Valley’s defining natural feature is the Verde River. Native Americans thrived in the area ...

  • Sycamore Canyon Loop TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    •  2 days
    •  22.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This classic loop takes you up Sycamore Canyon through the gorgeous riparian lower gorge made possible by two permanent springs, Summers and ...

  • Parsons Spring TrailView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hour s
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    For hikers with dogs there is even more to love about this threeseason hike: frequent stream crossings, two large pools, lots of shady cover, ...

  • Verde River Greenway SouthView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This obscure little trail goes from Riverfront Park (across the river from Dead Horse Ranch State Park) along the riverbed. A spur goes to the ...

  • Parsons SpringView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy-to-follow trail dips quickly into Sycamore Canyon, where it winds back up the canyon, crossing the spring-fed creek several times, ...

  • Lime Kiln TrailView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  8 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail traces the old wagon route that connected Cottonwood and Sedona before the construction of AZ 89A. From Dead Horse Ranch State Park, ...

  • ClarkdaleView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cottonwood, AZ

    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    Begin the day with a visit to a prehistoric Native American ruin and complete it with a breathtakingly scenic ride through the Verde Valley. ...

  • Parsons TrailView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    •  2 or 3 days
    •  21.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged, challenging hike through the remote redrock canyons of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Sycamore Creek is normally dry above Parsons ...

  • Parsons TrailView Trail Details

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    Cottonwood, AZ

    •  Backpack
    •  21.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging trail and cross-country hike through the remote red rock canyons of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Sycamore Creek is usually dry ...