West Fork of Oak Creek Trail #108

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail #108

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail #108


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10.5 Kilometer Out and Back

Munds Park, Arizona

October and April

Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail

Try out this 10.5-kilometer out-and-back track in Munds Park, Arizona. Route is generally regarded as moderately difficult. Because this is a popular hiking region, you will most likely come across other people while exploring. This trail is best visited between October and April. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

This Sedona climb, semi-shaded by trees and steep canyon walls, is ideal for beating the heat.

Hiking up Oak Creek's west fork provides one of the best outdoor experiences in Sedona, a hiker's heaven. The sheer canyon walls and tree shelter make this a great track for avoiding the heat of the Arizona sun.

Follow the creek upstream on beautiful sandy pathways.Enjoy the majestic views of the canyon cliffs towering above you as you cross thirteen distinct streams. Unless the water is high, the crossings are simple, and the elevation increase on this trail is little.

The trail comes to an end where the canyon walls shut in on you and there's nowhere else to go without becoming soaked. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas, take advantage of the photo possibilities, and wonder at how the water has eroded the granite over millennia.

If you're properly suited, you can wade upstream for another quarter mile. The pebbly creek bed can be difficult on bare feet, but it may be tolerable for you; nonetheless, be cautious of the smoother rock. surfaces underfoot which are very slippery.

The trailhead at the Call of the Canyon day-use area, 11 miles north of Sedona, has limited parking access, which may be troublesome for some, but early comers will enjoy a reasonably uncrowded path.

Call of the Canyon is a roadside stop at Oak Creek and Slide Rock State Park on the way to Flagstaff, Arizona, where you may buy real, hand-made Native American artwork, jewelry, and crafts. The accessible section of the route is extremely short, although it does lead over a bridge into the canyon, and some may be able to continue a little further to reach the cabin ruins of a founding pioneer, albeit the trail is extremely short. The path becomes extremely soft.

Accessibility: After roughly 0.1 mile, this trail is likely inaccessible to those using wheelchairs, mobility equipment, or strollers. The Call of the Canyon section of the trail is the most accessible.