Huckaby

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain1,614ft
Trailhead Elevation4,469ft
Top4,504ft
Elevation Min/Max4279/4504ft
Elevation Start/End4469/4469ft

Huckaby

Huckaby is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sedona, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 4,469 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,614 feet. The Huckaby parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Margs and Midgety Bridge.

Huckaby Professional Reviews and Guides

"A fine day hike on a trail on the Coconino National Forest that follows Oak Creek for part of the way. The first section of the Huckaby Trail goes west, loosely paralleling the Schnebly Hill Road. After the Margs Draw Trail junction, the trail turns right and follows an old road down into Bear Wallow Canyon (the canyon north of the trailhead).

Follow the old road across this normally dry canyon and out the north side. Here a newer foot trail leaves the old road and contours northeast above the canyon. Soon a switchback takes you to the north as the trail begins to work its way toward Oak Creek. This is a delightful traverse through pinyon-juniper forest, though it would be hot on a summer afternoon."

"A fine day hike on a trail on the Coconino National Forest that follows Oak Creek for part of the way. At first, the Huckaby Trail goes west. After the Margs Draw Trail junction, the trail turns right and follows an old road down into Bear Wallow Canyon. This is the canyon north of the trailhead.

Follow the old road across normally dry Bear Wallow Canyon and out the north side. Here the newly constructed foot trail leaves the old road and contours northeast above the canyon. Soon a switchback takes you to the north as the trail begins to work its way toward Oak Creek."

"Once your dog is watered and leashed (pack in water, since access to ak Creek is nearly 2 miles away), head left from the fee station to set out on the Huckaby Trail 161. The footpath is predominantly made up of lightly packed red dirt with occasional stretches of loose rock and a short, sandy stretch near the creek— overall, a pleasant walking surface for you and your dog.

A highly scenic oak woodland landscape adorns the deep russet hills and canyons. Look for crucifixion thorn, yuccas, prickly pears, scrub oaks, agaves, manzanitas, locoweed, and fillaree, as well as junipers, Arizona cypress, sycamores, and cottonwoods. Shade is intermittent except in early morning and at creekside, so if you cannot start early plan on plenty of water breaks and let your dog soak in all the shade that is available."

"This recently constructed trail crosses in and out of Bear Wallow Canyon and then follows the south rim of Oak Creek Canyon, affording views of the canyon from uptown Sedona to the bend past Indian Gardens. The trail then drops down to pass through the old Huckaby homestead before reaching Oak Creek. If you desire to cross the creek, the trail continues up the opposite wall to Midgely Bridge."

"A fine day hike on a new trail in the Coconino National Forest that follows Oak Creek for part of the way. This is a delightful traverse through pinyon-juniper forest, although it would be hot on a summer afternoon. Soon you’ll start to descend, and the trail finally switchbacks down to Oak Creek."

Huckaby Reviews

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2/28/2009
We started at the south trail head with intention sof extending the trail at the north end to Wilson Canyon. Good thing because when we arrived at the bridge at the north end of the trail we couldn't cross Oak Creek due to high water. The trail covers the beautiful types of geography encompassed in the red Roick area, from forest, creek bottom with trees and red rock. A moderate trail that we enjoyed. Part of the trail overlooks the village of Sedona so if you want a wilderness hike this isn't for you. We were there late February and ran into to quite a few folks around late morning into early afternoon. I would imagine this would be quite busy during the busy season.
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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
Munds Park, Munds Mountain, Sedona USGS
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Nov 2018