Secret Canyon

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Distance5.0mi
Elevation Gain1,618ft
Trailhead Elevation4,684ft
Top5,311ft
Elevation Min/Max4677/5311ft
Elevation Start/End4684/4684ft

Secret Canyon

Secret Canyon is a hiking and horse trail in Yavapai County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 4,684 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,618 feet. This trail connects with the following: David Miller, Hs Canyon and Secret Canyon Arch.

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Five-Star Trails: Flagstaff and Sedona (Menasha Ridge Press)
Tony Padegimas
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"This loop hike uses four different trails and a forest road to explore the Secret Mountain Wilderness. Starting northwest up Secret Canyon Trail 121, past the optional spur into HS Canyon, the route breaks north to cross a saddle on the David Miller Trail. On the other side, it goes down Bear Sign Canyon to Dry Creek Trail. That in turn leads to Dry Creek Road, and then back to the trailhead." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"This is an exceptionally fine hike up the longest canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. Its length keeps the crowds away." Read more

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3/8/2009
Great hike! Do not let the access road deter you. It is worth it. Beautiful views. Good hike with your dog.
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9/28/2008
This was a really neat trail through the "Little Grand Canyon" near Sedona, AZ. Please make sure to pay attention to where the trail head is. The road leading to the trail head is pretty rough and my friend and I turned off early because we thought we were in the right place and the road was rough. We weren't and ended up wandering through the Dry Creek bed for about four miles before finally coming to the Secret Canyon trail head. Once there the trip was fairly easy and towards the end offered great views towards the south of the canyon and the red rock faces. Definitely recommended for a day hike!
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8/21/2008
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4/9/2006
The hike was amazing and so was the scenery. easy walk. no water in the creek.
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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Dec 2018