Hiking The West Fork Trail

The 11th most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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Northeast of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon, the West Fork Trail (#108) is an 3 mile one-way hike up the West Fork of Oak Creek. From the trailhead, the trail runs northwest into the narrow canyon through lush vegetation with several creek crossings.

To reach the trailhead from Sedona, head northeast up SR89A to milepost 384.5. The large parking area can get very crowded mid-day. Make sure to go early or late in the day (the gated lot does close early).

Overall, West Fork Trail is the 11th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby West Fork Trail including West Clear Creek Trail, Huckaby Trail, Hot Loop Trail, Cathedral Rock / Templeton Trail, Wilson Mountain Trail and Jim Thompson TrailNorth Wilson Trail.

West Fork Trail in Tonto NF (AZ/US)

West Fork Trail in Tonto NF (AZ/US)

West Fork Trail in Tonto NF (AZ/US)

West Fork Trail in Tonto NF (AZ/US)

West Fork Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (928) 282-4119; Sedona Tourism (800) 288-7336; Arizona Tourisim (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Red Agave Resort, Oak Creek (928) 284-9327; Crescent Moon Cabin (928) 443-8280

Luxury Loding:  L Auberge de Sedona (928) 282-1661; Enchantment (928) 282-2900

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Coffee Pot; Hitchin' Post

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/

GPS:  34.99021, -111.744

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  12531

West Fork Trail Hiking Map


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