Hot Loop Trail

Sedona, Arizona

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This loop follows the Hot Loop Trail up the length of Horse Mesa, then returns on the Jacks Canyon Trail. It offers you sweeping views of the red rock country, Oak Creek Canyon, and the Mogollon Rim country. From the Jacks Canyon Trailhead, go south on the Hot Loop Trail, which climbs the slopes of Horse Mesa. After passing through a saddle, the trail turns east and meets the main Hot Loop Trail in a drainage, 1.2 miles from the trailhead. Turn left and finish the climb onto Horse Mesa. The trail heads northeast and north as it steadily ascends the gently sloping mesa through mixed chaparral brush and pinyon-juniper woodland.
Best Loop Hikes Arizona

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Best Loop Hikes Arizona

by Bruce Grubbs (The Mountaineers Books)

This loop follows the Hot Loop Trail up the length of Horse Mesa, then returns on the Jacks Canyon Trail. It offers you sweeping views of the red rock country, Oak Creek Canyon, and the Mogollon Rim country.

From the Jacks Canyon Trailhead, go south on the Hot Loop Trail, which climbs the slopes of Horse Mesa. After passing through a saddle, the trail turns east and meets the main Hot Loop Trail in a drainage, 1.2 miles from the trailhead. Turn left and finish the climb onto Horse Mesa. The trail heads northeast and north as it steadily ascends the gently sloping mesa through mixed chaparral brush and pinyon-juniper woodland.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 16.9
Elevation Gain: 2,610 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 10 hours
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,270 feet
Top Elevation: 6,510 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Munds Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Hot Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/24/2007
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This is a nice hike and we enjoyed it for the most part. Do not take this hike after a rain however because the tops of the 2 mesas were very muddy and it added at least 2 hours to the hike. I also suggest taking a flashlight just in case you run out of daylight and there is no moon. The views were excellent and there is some trail finding because when we took it there was alot of overgrowth blocking the trail. It you have the time and the equipment this would be a nice 2 day hike.



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