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West Fork Oak Creek Trail, Sedona

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Enjoy nature's sounds and colors by hiking West Fork Oak Creek Trail, the Coconino National Forest's most popular route. The trail follows the canyon floor between tall cliffs. The marked part of the trail is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) long in one direction. The flat, easy hike does require crossing a stream in several places. The trail continues for another 17.3 km (10.8 mi) after the marked section, where it becomes much more challenging. The trail is open year-round except for the periods of high fire danger, so check the status online before visiting. West Fork Oak Creek Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Sedona Edition.
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  • I cannot recommend this hike enough - just go. The canyon is beautiful, there are tons of butterflies, and the hike is not challenging. Tons of shade and great for kids.  more »
  • I love this hike. The entire trail is just a little over 3 miles long within high canyon walls. There are many shady spots to stop and rest. It takes some balance and coordination to cross Oak Creek (...  more »
  • This trail is actually an 8 mile hike out and back. I read a lot of different mileages, and the 3-4 mile listings are only one way. We used 2 different pieces of mapping software and hiked until both ...  more »

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