Secret Mountain

Sedona, Arizona 86340

Secret Mountain

Secret Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Soaring high above the red rock country west of Sedona, Secret Mountain offers a unique perspective on the surrounding landscape.

To the north of the flat-topped summit is Secret Canyon, while stretching southward is the expansive Verde Valley. This hike begins by following the length of Loy Canyon to a small saddle at its head. From there it is a pleasant walk through pine forests to the mountain’s scenic southern edge."

Secret Mountain Trip Reports

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A very quiet hike, even on Memorial Weekend. The first mile or so has a lot of large trees down to scramble over. Two old cabin sites are neat to explore, and nearby pools are great to soak off trail dust on your return trip! The forest fire damage seems to have obscured the end of the trail which I never did find. But I was able to follow a game trail to incredible views up Boynton Canyon. Most of the trail was cool and shaded.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Best April to November
4,720 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,600 feet
Top Elevation
Coconino National Forest; Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Loy Butte, Wilson Mountain
Local Maps

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