Oak Creek Canyon Trails

Oak Creek, Arizona

Oak Creek Canyon Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Sedona is a city besieged by tourists. Like any city under siege, Sedona has brought out heavy equipment to deal with the invaders: a fleet of helicopters, prop planes, and pink jeeps swarm Sedona every day of the year, carrying hordes of international tourists up and around the area’s distinctive red rock formations.

The red trails of Sedona are a mountain biking mecca known worldwide in much the same way as Moab, Utah or Fruita, Colorado. Like those other meccas, Sedona has its share of slickrock, epic daylong rides, and mind-blowing scenery. Trail Surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, some road connectors, and slickrock!"

Oak Creek Canyon Trails Reviews

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I just got back from Sedona and the conditions were perfect for mountain biking. rode the bell rock loop and a good distance up the bell rock pathway and all were a lot of fun. There were a few technical spots, but nothing that can't be walked easily. The views were amazing, the trails were pretty fast. Watch out for hikers, and cacti. I talked to some locals about the 'off limits' wilderness area about the north east end of of the bell rock loop and they told me they ride it all the time. I ended up not riding it due to time issues but they said it was an excellent ride. If you happen to get caught by the non-existent park rangers, just tell them you're lost. If you haven't biked in Sedona, add it to your must do list.
We did the Bell Rock loop with our 2 kids and had a great time. They're pretty good riders. Decent mtn bikes, aged 7 & 10, and we just biked in Sedona so they're in good shape. I highly recommend this trail! On the shorter side, which is good on a hot day. But it's a great trail - real mtn biking with some tougher sections of rock that we walked, but we all had a fantastic time. Took our dog, who ran off leash after about the first 1/2 mile. He loved it too!

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Trail Information

Oak Creek
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
1.5 - 4 hours
Year-round; ride before noon from June - September
6,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Sedona, Munds Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jun 2018