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Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Even if you don't go all the way to the top, we didn't, the half way point for rookies is easy. See my photos.

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All reviews lots of water great hike challenging hike san francisco peaks fay canyon ft elevation gain inexperienced hiker worth the effort trekking poles great workout hours total parking lot take your time experienced hikers rock scrambling amazing views coming down
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for the inexperienced hiker, this is a significant climb but the end result is completely worth it. The views are magnificent!!

1  Thank eagene
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Climbed this week, 3 if us, all 60+ years and a bit better than average shape. Less than 2 hours to go up to, steady climbing but fantastic views reward you every 10 minutes. Things to know. Don’t need walking sticks or gloves, only a...More

3  Thank David B
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a long and steep hike. The elevation chance from the parking lot to the top is aggressive. The terrain can be a little taxing. I would not suggest for little ones and for those less experienced. Not a lot of shade on this...More

1  Thank Kris K
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the hardest hike of our trip to Sedona. Make sure to take plenty of water and allow 6 hours to complete. Takes a toll on the knees but the views are amazing!

1  Thank stacikelly
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This hike was very challenging at parts when climbing up the rocks, but SO worth the effort. Be prepared with food and water. We got to what we thought was the top, but saw someone coming down the trail and they informed us that the...More

Thank happy4me2
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is an all-day hike....about 8 to 9 miles round trip. All uphill one way, all down on the way back. Some of the views are spectacular....if you don't mind the length of the hike or the uphill climb, this is a great hike...I would...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

So worth the effort! Not too difficult. I just took it slow and easy at my own pace. Bring water and a snack.

Thank Colorfulsue
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Nice hike because great views from the upper section where you climb way above any surrounding features and have a terrific view overlooking Sedona and the buttes and mesas in the distance. There are definitely a few false summits--you have no idea what you are...More

Thank Red S
Reviewed June 3, 2018

What an awesome hike - beautiful scenery, a variety of scenery, hard work but not too hard, incredible views from the top. This is one of our favorite hikes of all time - we really enjoyed every bit of it. We did this hike on...More

1  Thank PhatMoby
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Starting ar 5am with our guide Carla, we hiked 4 hours admiring the fantastic views and learning about this landscape and geology.

Thank Christophe D
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
You can hike the trail without them. I used them on and off. They were helpful for the steeper parts of the trail. But when we were doing rock scrambling I put them back in my backpack since they were in the way.
Melissa B
January 8, 2017|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it Dec 29, 2017 and we were in our short sleeves! There was no ice or snow at all. You just need to watch the weather. The top of the mountain is only at 6000 feet.