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Jul 22 2022
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40 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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emilystardustTriplogs 509
Hiking3.95 Miles 506 AEG
Hiking3.95 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   3.54 mph
506 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Mar 26 2022
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 Joined Apr 04 2002
 Flagstaff, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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squatpukeTriplogs 173
Hiking5.85 Miles 1,492 AEG
Hiking5.85 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.76 mph
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Went to Sedona last Saturday (3/26/22) which was a mistake in itself; trails were packed!! My friend Bryan and I were originally going to hike Cathedral and then Bell rock, however, after speaking with a Ranger, we found out that the top half of Cathedral was closed. She suggested Chicken Point via Little Horse...for some extra hiking, we included Llama, Bail and returned via Bell Rock. Was a beautiful day, but very crowded.
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 Tucson, AZ
Twin Buttes LoopSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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azdesertfatherTriplogs 900
Hiking4.00 Miles 673 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   1.82 mph
673 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break
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From Mystic Trail TH, hiked a loop counterclockwise. Started on Mystic Trail, then Hog Wash Trail, then Hog Heaven Trail, then Twin Buttes Trail, then Broken Arrow Trail (passing Devil's Dining Room), then Little Horse Trail, then Chapel Trail to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Visited the chapel a while, then took Chapel Road back to the trailhead.
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May 24 2021
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking4.18 Miles 582 AEG
Hiking4.18 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.07 mph
582 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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Both Ambika and Guru are working so we only had time for a sunset hike thus this jaunt out to Chicken Point. This is my second time here this year as I took Mia in February. Another Sedona hike that has a lot of bang for the buck and this late afternoon was no different.

Heading on up we were immediately distracted by all the views but a beautiful Parry Agave and Cypress tree drew the most attention and photographs. A fellow from Wisconsin was passing by and offered to take a group photo, which you know I don't like but my companions said "yes". So in exchange I gave him some additional trail suggestions. We continued on our way still taking in the beauty around us. At the wash we ran into a couple bikers that were wondering where Chicken Point was as they couldn't find it. I told them they should have turned left at the Chapel junction they came from. Their vehicle was at the Chapel so I suggested they go get it via the TH we had just come from so as not to get locked in.

From here it is a gradual up to get you atop the little mesa below the Two Nuns. There was some more flora and trees that we observed as we made our way closer to Chicken Point. Just below Chicken Point there was this agave that was all buds except for one flower. And then to its left was an agave all bloomed out; quite the contrast between the agaves. We made our way on Chicken Point after photographing the agaves every which way :lol: .

We saw the two formerly lost bike riders coming up Chicken Point and then head over to the Hogs Trails. It was a lovely early evening at this point as we ate our snack on the rock at the far end of Chicken Point which was soon interrupted by a Pink Jeep Tour driver who asked us to leave so her clients could get their picture taken. She wasn't very nice about it but we obliged.

Continuing to gripe about how we should have responded we started our way back still taking in the scenery, both land and flora. We noticed this one blob of rock that was still holding on to the side of the lower Nuns formation. Everything else around it was the bare bedrock. We saw the Chapel in the distance thru the trees and a couple homes. I happened to look back and catch the moon just coming out from behind the eastern mountain. Well we went into full paparazzi mode as the moon was bright, beautiful and BIG. We all got some great shots as we tried to make the most of the moment to an already great hike.

We hiked on and soon you could see a little of the Earth's shadow to the south behind Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. This is a great hike which only has a couple short rough sections. There are lots of little off-shoot trails so you do need to pay attention. It was getting pretty dark by the time we got back to the TH where I talked for a moment with the two bike riders again. They had found their way and were able to complete the route they wanted.

We were unable to get into Mole for a Mexican dinner so we went to Chipotle across from the Hyatt but it was closed at 8. Plan C we headed up 89A west and stopped at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill where I've eaten a couple times and we had a great dinner. The reason I'm telling you about Olde Sedona is they have a Homestyle Chicken dinner like no other and we were quite surprised and delighted. FYI they are open until 10PM. Also, it has been very crowded up here especially on the weekend. We very seldom have been able to get right into any restaurant. The mask requirements have mostly been optional so that was good at least.

WATCH: 3.98 miles. Avg bpm 109, max 147 burning 809 calories. Temp at start 82.3 degrees and 7% humidity finishing at 7:50P
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Feb 20 2021
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Little Horse and Llama Bail Loop, AZ 
Little Horse and Llama Bail Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2021
tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking6.68 Miles 729 AEG
Hiking6.68 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.62 mph
729 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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We came up Friday to help Mia and her sister's fiancée to surprise her sister with the engagement ring so we stayed over and hiked the next morning. We were able to keep the surprise and witness the ring presentation at Village of Oak Creek and then drive to Sedona for some estate business before coming back to the Village where we had hotel reservations. The Views Inn had 20% off so we stayed there. It's a nice place if anyone is looking for a reasonably priced hotel for the area. Also it is within walking distance of restaurants. We did end up having both dinner and lunch at Corner Table in The Collective at the farthest south roundabout at the Village.

Now, onto the hike. We took our time at breakfast as we didn't want to start too early as temps would be in the low 40s. We started around 9:30AM and were surprised to see several open parking spots. We paid for our pass and then headed up the Little Horse Trail. It's such a nice hike through very typical Sedona scenery. We encountered a few hikers here and there and a few pups as well; oh, bikers too. The trail tread is really quite nice; a person can get spoiled by hiking on such luxury. We enjoyed our view to the north of the east Twin Butte and the nuns. It was a bit nippy hiking in and out of the shaded areas. The wind would gust from time to time as well. We passed a couple pour-offs which I always enjoy.

We got to Chicken Point at about the same time as one of the jeeps. (Chicken Point purportedly draws its name from some trail users who are too "chicken" to approach the precipitous far edge.) We took our share of pictures and enjoyed the area for a few minutes in spite of the chilly wind. I showed Mia the direction to the Submarine Rock, we would do that hike one of these times in the future. We headed back down Little Horse encountering many people along the way. We got done just in time.

We got to the junction with the Llama Trail and headed south. This is a new trail for me. A few minutes later about 5 or 6 bikeriders passed by us and said "hello again" and it took us a minute to realize they were the fellas that had parked next to us. Soon they would be coming back toward us as apparently they had made a wrong turn so that was kind of funny.

Anyway, the Llama Trail turned out to be pretty nice with views near and far including Cathedral Rock in the distance and toward the southside, Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. We got to the junction with Bail Trail, gotta love that name! We didn't take the whole Llama Trail as Mia is still working up her hiking endurance and she wanted to meet up with her sister and fiancée for lunch. The Llama Trail hooks up with the Courthouse Loop and the Baby Bell Trail.

And as I suspected, we didn't encounter any hikers on Llama. We hiked back to the Bail Trail and took that west to hook up with the Bell Rock Pathway (also called Bell Rock Trail). The Pathway is essentially a road and too close to the highway. We saw a bunch of bikers at the bridge and once across, up and around a hill you hook back up with Little Horse where we would start encountering lots of hikers once again. And now, the parking lot was full.
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Feb 05 2021
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38 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2021
jochalTriplogs 570
Hiking3.70 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
450 ft AEG
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Four year olds are slowwww, especially mine. Beautiful hike though, and the mountain bikers provide good entertainment.
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Sep 26 2020
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 Joined Nov 30 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Broken Arrow Exploration, AZ 
Broken Arrow Exploration, AZ
 
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ShatteredArmTriplogs 199
Run/Jog8.43 Miles 1,508 AEG
Run/Jog8.43 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   3.42 mph
1,508 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Friend suggested going to Sedona on Saturday, and suggested starting at the chapel and heading out towards Chicken Point and Broken Arrow. I've driven the Jeep out there a few times but hadn't seen it on foot, so decided to give it a go. Didn't realize you can't (legally) pass through the Chapel parking lot until 9am, so we started on Mystic instead. Temps were cool in the morning, but warmed up quickly when the sun came over the horizon.

At the top of Hog Heaven (which was a cool trail), we noticed a social trail heading to the south, which I guessed would head to the ridge connecting the two buttes overlooking the area north of Bell Rock. Decided to head up it, and the view turned out to be fantastic, and easily the best of the day. Looked like you could get to the high point to the east with some scrambling.

After Hog Heaven, we headed up to Broken Arrow, where we started seeing people. Stopped by the Devil's Dining Room, and made a side trip to Submarine Rock, before heading to Chicken Point. After taking a little break above Chicken Point, we checked out the first half mile or so of Jim Bryant, which has a much more "wilderness" character (MTB aren't allowed). I might come back and check out the rest of that trail at some point.

Feeling a little hot and hungry, we turned around and made a beeline back to the car via Little Horse and Chapel. Not a bad area, like pretty much anywhere around Sedona.
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Sep 19 2020
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 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Slim Shady TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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NightstalkerTriplogs 1,148
Mtn Biking14.60 Miles 1,459 AEG
Mtn Biking14.60 Miles   4 Hrs   42 Mns   5.18 mph
1,459 ft AEG   1 Hour   53 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Went up to Oak Creek this morning to ride an epic loop on the mountain bikes with SCA. Got to Bell Rock trail head around 6:30 and easily found a parking space. Surprised at how few other trail users we saw once we got a small distance from a trailhead.
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Feb 15 2020
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59 male
 Joined Dec 02 2014
 Mesa, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2020
adillingTriplogs 275
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,075 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.55 mph
1,075 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 
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Chris invited me to do a series of trails up in Sedona with him and Wally, and I thought that would be a good way to spend a Saturday morning.

An early start before the sun was up out of the Bell Rock Trailhead. It was chilly for sure...20 something. All three of us were feeling the cold for sure!

I have done the Courthouse Butte Loop and the trails around Bell Rock, but not the others he had loaded up. The early start gave the first part of the hike a little escape from the masses, but we still saw some hikers out there early on.

The Llama trail was a nice one as was the Little Horse. The area around the Chapel looks interesting. Gotta hit that area next time.

We made good time, as Wally was in front moving out. Holding back for Chris and I, no doubt, but we still knocked out 11 miles in about 4 hours. No major elevation or scary climbs on this one. Just some nice trails in a very scenic area.

On our way back, the crowds really started in. The trails were packed with hikers and mountain bikers. Poor Bell Rock was completely infested with tourists, climbing all over the place.

The trailhead parking lot was totally full when we returned.Some guy offered Chris $10 for his parking spot when we got back....ha ha. He found another one before we were finished loading up.

It always a good day hiking with Chris and Wally and this day was no exception.
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Feb 15 2020
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53 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Llama TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2020
DarthStillerTriplogs 628
Hiking11.30 Miles 932 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   2.56 mph
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Made another road trip to Sedona to hike more unhiked trails there. I've been wanting to knock out some of the easier, tourist-ridden ones in the central area for a while now. I see them all the time driving through and I wanted to check them out.

We started just about 7:30am, just before the sun hit the horizon and lit up Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte with the golden dawn lighting. We did a counter-clockwise loop starting with the Big Park loop, then connecting to the Courthouse Butte loop, and headed north to the Llama Trail. At the high point of the Courthouse Butte loop there were very nice views to the north of the rest of Sedona. Also saw some hot air balloons on the other side of Cathedral Rock, making for some nice shots.

When we finished the Llama Trail and hit the Little Horse Trail, we had already done about 5.6 miles. I was kind of planning to go to Chicken Point or the Chapel of the Cross, but each was about a mile and a half more to hike. I needed to be back in Mesa before 6pm to finish shopping errands, so I wanted to keep the mileage no more than 12 miles. I decided to head back on Little Horse and the Bell Rock path and then did a little more of the inter-loop trails between the Courthouse Butte and Big Park loops.

Once we hit the Bell Rock Path, it was tourist central. Right off the bat we were approached by 2 older ladies saying they were lost and wanted to know how to get to the vortex. :-s I asked which one and they said Bell Rock, which was 3 miles away. The realized they didn't want to hike that far and decided to find a closer trailhead. As we hiked past Bell Rock, it was practically covered in tourists climbing all over it.

Early on we seemed run into a lot of people from PA, many of them Steeler fans. Seemed to be a running theme throughout the day. We were probably the 3rd or 4th car in the parking lot when we arrived, and when we returned it was filled and overrun with cars waiting for open spots.
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 Joined Jul 22 2016
 Sedona, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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xthineTriplogs 169
Run/Jog4.31 Miles 676 AEG
Run/Jog4.31 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.69 mph
676 ft AEG
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Looks like some vandals were on the trail :doh:
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Jan 29 2020
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Hog Heaven Trail - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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Sun_RayTriplogs 1,187
Hiking5.32 Miles 878 AEG
Hiking5.32 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   1.75 mph
878 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
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Hike with our friends Rich and Sue who we met going down the S. Kaibab Trail in 2005. We have vacationed with them every year since. Nice that they have a second home in Oak Creek Village😊.

Parked along the road at Mystic Trailhead. Loop included Mystic, Hog Wash, Hog Heaven (went wrong way on this double diamond mountain bike trail), High on the Hog, Broken Arrow, Little Horse, and Chapel. Did not seem like that many trail junctions! Judy and I have done many many hikes in Sedona and we’d rate this as one if the best. A+ scenery, spectacular views, lots of up, down and around well marked trails.

Zelda, the Boston Terrier and Kai our Flat Coat loved being off leash. Both are excellent with verbal commands and we always ask if other hikers are “OK with the dogs off leash”.
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Sep 28 2019
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Bell Rabbit Chicken Hog Church Cathedral Hi 2, AZ 
Bell Rabbit Chicken Hog Church Cathedral Hi 2, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2019
The_EagleTriplogs 1,943
Hiking20.77 Miles 2,796 AEG
Hiking20.77 Miles   10 Hrs   41 Mns   2.09 mph
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A tweak of a redo of a trek done 4 years ago.

1) You can't go wrong with the views on any of these trails.
2) The weather and clouds made this a memorable hike that photos do not do justice.
3) Hog Heaven, High on the Hog, the unnamed use trail from Cathedral Trail and Highline are standouts.
4) With the new route found from Cathedral to Hiline, I will never do the full Cathedral Rock Trail again.
5) This track has been added to the playlist.
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Sep 28 2019
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Bell - Rabbit - Hog - Chicken - Hiline Loop, AZ 
Bell - Rabbit - Hog - Chicken - Hiline Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2019
joebartelsTriplogs 5,294
Hiking20.30 Miles 2,479 AEG
Hiking20.30 Miles   8 Hrs   9 Mns   2.66 mph
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Bell Rock Trail
Excellent tread. Old road. IMO it adapts well to demand, curbs destruction and maintains impact within reason. Key being the hearty fencing. Which are short long lasting log poles with a single strand wire. Cuts down on spider use-trails. Doesn't beg to be destroyed as you could easily step over it. Dad always said locks do not prevent thieves, they keep honest people honest.

Courthouse Butte Loop Trail
Our hike covered a majority. This hike is good for those looking for an easy hike with a high volume red rock experience.

Rabbit Ears
Upped my rating from 2 to 3. Descent tread. Possibly the best option to get away from crowds in this network of trails through world class red rock. That said I don't detest crowds and the Rabbit Ears themselves look like trouble to explore.

Llama Trail
Works well to bridge over to the Little Horse network of trails. Mountain bikers can fly through so stay alert.

Little Horse Trail #61
Under appreciated. Solid choice if it works into the web you weave. We walked over a 2 foot slender snake just before reaching Little Horse TH.

Chapel Trail
Like the bag cotton candy comes in you'll forget it after it's served its purpose. Two guys with gps got off trail not paying attention then almost got passed by a family they recently passed. Good chuckle for the memory bank.

Mystic Trail
Near neighborhood. Nobody's favorite. Incredible red rock views nevertheless.

Pig Tail Trail
Added to HAZ. Sedona is determined to put the McDowell spaghetti network to shame. Good alternative to northern Mystic.

Hog Wash Trail
We only hiked 0.2 mi. Can be used to bridge Broken Arrow Trail. Most use from that trailhead.

Hog Heaven Trail
It goes up in grip-n-grunt style. Forget the stroller, it's a big girl trail. We lunched in heaven before getting High on the Hog based on previous experience. Perfect.

High on the Hog Trail
The red rock party continues.

HT Trail
This gets you under SR 179. Nothing special, appreciated.

Easy Breezy Trail
Alternative to Templeton Trail. We crossed paths with a group that tried in earnest to ask hiking questions. We cordially chatted without breaking pace. A minute later wondered how the high school smokers group wandered so far out yonder.

Cathedral Rock Trail #170
The trail was busy as expected. I had trouble balancing the first step into the groove. A kid screaming his head off at the saddle for simple attention was the highlight.

Bruce found a path on satellite to bridge over to Hiline. Not a zoo, far from deserted. Rivals the Hangover Trail.

Hiline Trail
Finally got to check this one out. Brian published the guide here on HAZ two years ago and it screamed winner.

Slim Shady Trail
V.O.C. aorta to Templeton. A nice juniper dense trail. We only hiked 0.1 mi so the naggin rhythm never caught on... May I have your attention, please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

Coconino Trail
This is now an official trail. This short access trail to Yavapai Trailhead is really an extension of the also short Hermit Trail.

Synopsis
Liked this four years ago. The Hiline tweak easily puts it in the top 3 Sedona mini mega loops.
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 27 2018
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog3.80 Miles 363 AEG
Run/Jog3.80 Miles      57 Mns   4.00 mph
363 ft AEG
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First hike of a daily double. Got to the Little Horse TH just after 6:30. Discovered that my Garmin wasn't charged. ](*,) I beginning to believe that there is a battery vortex here in Sedona. This is the third time that my Garmin hasn't worked here. Resigned to doing the hike without my Garmin I started the hike. It was still fairly dark out, but with the half moon and Bell Rock Path being a very wide trail, I could still see well enough. Had a little difficulty reading the sign, but I managed to make the correct turn onto Little Horse. The trail was easy enough to follow as it gradually climbed toward Chicken Point. The views were somewhat limited because of the darkness, which was a shame, because as I discovered on the return trip, the trail and its surroundings were beautiful ( duh...its Sedona). Made it to Chicken Point with no problems and had it all to myself. That doesn't happen very often! (Last time I was here, there were 3 jeeps and over 20 people). The skies were just beginning to lighten and with the clouds there was some beautiful coloring. Sure would have been nice to have my Garmin/camera. Noticed a couple of unmarked trails heading off from Chicken Point that aren't on any Sedona maps. :-k Mixed mind on this. Love to follow the trails and see where they go, but opposed to impacting the "pristeness" of the Sedona environment. There are enough trails in Sedona to keep me busy for awhile so I'll keep those trails and my conscious on the back burner until then. Returned the way I came, and was able to appreciate the trail that I had hiked in near darkness. Didn't see a soul the entire hike. Weather was chilly. Jacket weather.
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May 26 2018
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 Goodyear, AZ
Twin Buttes LoopSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2018
NightstalkerTriplogs 1,148
Hiking5.00 Miles 765 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   2.19 mph
765 ft AEG      57 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Beautiful, scenic loop just outside Sedona. We were treated to Pink Jeeps and Land Crusiers banging their way through Broken Arrow. We timed the hike just right to get to the Chapel of the Holy Cross just after it opened. Excellent breakfast at Red Rock Cafe afterwards.
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May 12 2018
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 Phoenix, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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ThoreauTriplogs 679
Mtn Biking9.78 Miles 879 AEG
Mtn Biking9.78 Miles   2 Hrs   26 Mns   4.02 mph
879 ft AEG
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little horse, submarine rock, some of the hogs
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May 01 2018
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 Tucson, AZ
Sedona Hike, AZ 
Sedona Hike, AZ
 
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fricknaleyTriplogs 3,394
Hiking23.00 Miles 3,950 AEG
Hiking23.00 Miles   9 Hrs   32 Mns   2.53 mph
3,950 ft AEG      26 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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this is the one i couldn't wait for. modified the Bruce/Joe loop by tagging on some excellent additional trail miles and circling around behind cathedral. there was a big storm front moving in that evening so i knew i was on the clock a little bit for this one.

started off messing around up on the beautiful bell rock. went up the lower chute and decided in the interest of time (ie storm) to call it there, for this trip. i will be back for the top one day. scrambled down and around on courthouse butte. took a minute to figure out the unmarked loop out to the rabbit ears. the way out is a bit of a rocky slog, but once you hit the high point, loop around to magnificent view of the rabbit ears and bring it home on the much more entertaining northern leg, this becomes a much more worthwhile excursion!

scenic traverse on llama and little horse over to chicken point for the next high yield part of the hike. views from chicken point are always wonderful. broken arrow is great, then the absolutely fantastic high on the hog and hog heaven trails. man i love these two trails. completed the loop around the mountains on hog wash, mystic and chapel trails. headed back to 179 then crossed under it on little horse and the surprisingly nice HT trails.

next up was probably my most anticipated part of the day looping over to, up/down, then around cathedral. the templeton trail is underrated in my opinion and the segment from HT to cathedral junction, i found to be lovely. this is when the weather really moved in. i contemplated bailing on going up/down cathedral since i've done it numerous times. instead i decided to just put on my bobby rockets and blast up and down. more templeton awesomeness to the creek, then short but sweet crossover on baldwin to the Hiline trail. Folks, we have another sedona winner with the Hiline Trail. completely awesome trail, with sections remniscent of the hogs/hangover. the weather was pretty crazy at this point so i had to keep it moving, but this was really outstanding. i had earlier notions of adding a few extra miles at the end with looping made in the shade and slim shady, but it was pretty clear it was time to call it a day. and i was getting sick of the wind at this point too. ha

outstanding big day out there, without that many people all things considered. my gps screwed up on me for a while on the little horse and broken arrow trails, so the numbers associated with my gps route are not right (a little too low, especially the elevation). for those interested, the route is good though.
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Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
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Plan “B” hike after a friend’s flu recovery extended itself into the weekend. Solo adventure into a crowded space. Combination of trails from this trailhead including Broken Arrow and various “Hog” trails. Left some trails undone so that I can revisit with others and add some surprise. I think Sedona is best done in the company of others. I felt like I had forgotten something the entire way as most were traveling accompanied. The “Hog” trails were the highlight. Endless combinations and plenty of trail signs make this area easy to scale for various groups. Capped the hike off with a visit to the chapel followed by coffee at the Oak Creek Espresso/Ren Tao Roasters. Started raining around noon and drizzled all the way back to Phoenix.
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A pleasant outing up into a small canyon, then along the eastern base of Twin Buttes and returning via Devil's Dining Room. All trails in great shape. Lightly traveled this weekday afternoon. Routes can be difficult to follow across slickrock sections; keep eyes out for large basket cairns and those ubiquitous pink jeeps.
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