Long Canyon

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain1,070ft
Trailhead Elevation4,516ft
Elevation Min/Max4516/5339ft
Elevation Start/End4516/4516ft

Long Canyon

Long Canyon is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Yavapai County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 4,516 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,070 feet. This trail connects with the following: Deadman's Pass and Mescal Connector.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"An easy hike to a less-visited canyon in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness. The mouth of Long Canyon is more than a mile from the trailhead, so the first portion of the hike is through open pinyon-juniper flats. This pleasant section of the trail offers tantalizing views of the canyon walls ahead, as well as Mescal Mountain to the south. As you pass the north tip of Mescal Mountain, you’ll reach the wilderness boundary and the junction with the Deadman Pass Trail. The canyon walls gradually close in as you continue, and the trail starts to fade out. It’s possible to continue the hike cross-country and also to explore several side canyons." Read more

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My wife, our two daughters (8 and 6) and myself took this hike today. We actually started from Deadmans Pass and came over to Long Canyon trail and continued along. It was great weather and the scenery was spectacular. The trail is relatively flat with a couple of small climbs that are over with quickly. If you are looking for something different from Boynton Canyon then this is a welcome hike. You cross through several different terrains and the observant will notice even the Cyprus differs from one area to the next. Definitely put this hike on your to do list.
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Very easy trail to hike. The views within the canyon walls are nice, but taper off as you go deeper into the canyon. Trail navigation worsens as the trail runs into an apparent dead end. Bring Mosquito repellent.

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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
Wilson Mountain USGS quad
Local Maps

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Dec 2018