Hike of the Week: Huckaby Trail near Sedona

Mare CzinarNovember 9, 2023
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Huckaby Trail, Coconino National Forest, Sedona 

While it’s located just inside the boundary of Coconino National Forest and within sight of busy hotels and businesses, this classic hike southeast of uptown Sedona delivers a satisfying outdoor experience. The hike begins on the sunny rock shelves above Bear Wallow Canyon gradually working its way down to the sycamore-shaded banks of Oak Creek. 

  • LENGTH:  5.6 miles roundtrip 
  • RATING:  moderate
  • ELEVATION:  4,211 – 4,492 feet (1,157 feet of accumulated elevation change)
  • BEST SEASON: October – April
  • FACILITIES: restroom
  • FEE: A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required to park. There’s a pay station at the trailhead. 


  • From traffic circle located at the Oak Creek bridge on State Route 179 in Sedona, turn right onto Schnebly Hill Road and go one mile to the trailhead on the left.
  • A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required.
  • There is a permit kiosk at the trailhead.