West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead

West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead

West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:43 PM
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Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
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  • GNAC-001
    Fulshear, Texas362 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relatively flat, shaded hike.
    We’ve walked this trail many times. New hazards- some fallen trees that you have to go o over, under or around. Some areas are poorly marked.. but even so it is hard to get lost. Expect your feet to get wet. Numerous crossings..
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • mreid
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous scenery
    Opens at 8:00 am, $12 parking (very limited), trail is 7+ miles round trip The trail is nicely shaded most of the way. There are 12 fun creek crossings. You will encounter deep sand in some areas, a few downed trees, and the trail can be confusing. But, the scenery is amazing!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • MeganMich13
    Dickinson, Texas45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views and a Great Hike for New Hikers, Like Me!
    We visited Sedona at the end of July/Early August so we spent a lot of time in overcast weather with a little rain in the evenings. We arrived at West Fork around 8 AM on a Tuesday and the parking was $12 and traffic picked up pretty quickly, but parking was no issue for us. When we first arrived I had to put on a jacket because it was a little chilly (my phone said 54 degrees). By the end of the hike it was 85 degrees, but still very comfortable considering it's shady. This hike does not gain a lot of elevation quickly, so you don't utilize too much energy at any certain spot. I would highly recommend you pack a change of shoes and socks (the river can be tricky if you're trying to stay dry) or wear sandals (if you don't mind sandy feet). Also, make sure you check out the remnants of what appears to be the "Mayhew Lodge" at the beginning of the trail!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Debbie S
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful hike
    Absolutely loved walking in the early morning in West Forck’s box canyon. Numerous creek crossings with rocks to step on. Caution - some of the rocks were wobbly & slick so water shoes are a good idea. The site says open at 8:00am, but we arrived at 6:30 am & the parking lot was open & cost $12.00. Good idea to get here early because of the small parking area. Beautiful views!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2024
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Amy C
Saint Louis, United States25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Lovely! We hiked Grand Canyon the day before so we’re looking for something a little easier. Trail was fairly flat. Creek crossings were simple (hiking poles help). In the summer heat this would be a great place both for shade and to cool your feet in the creek. This would be a good trail for families.
Written 18 May 2024
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Debbie S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved walking in the early morning in West Forck’s box canyon. Numerous creek crossings with rocks to step on. Caution - some of the rocks were wobbly & slick so water shoes are a good idea. The site says open at 8:00am, but we arrived at 6:30 am & the parking lot was open & cost $12.00. Good idea to get here early because of the small parking area. Beautiful views!
Written 15 April 2024
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gina C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The hike is long but it’s not a loop so you can choose how far to go then head back same way. Water is ice cold (at least in April when we went) was 70 degrees outside and lots of shade. Creek crossings can be a bit tricky this time of year. Hiking shoes weren’t really needed so if you have comfy water shoes but may be better to cross the creek and not worry about getting socks and shoes wet. The textures and colors of the Sedona red rock are insanely beautiful with stark contrast to some light tan and charcoal mountains right next to them One of the most beautiful and surreal places we’ve ever been!
For me and my friend we did most of the popular hikes to landmarks in Sedona .
Top places to see
1) West Fork Trail
2)Slide Rock Park
3) Devils Bridge
I think the rest are pretty equal (soldiers Pass, 7 sacred pools, Subway cave (however pretty difficult and there’s easier & prettier hikes) Cathedral rock, birthing cave, Bell Rock, etc)
For off-roading the Broken arrow trail was very fun!
Written 6 April 2024
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Barbara C
Buffalo, NY31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a nice hike through a red rock gorge. Hikers cross a babbling stream 12 times on this flat out and back hike. The hike is unusual for Sedona as it winds though a pine forest gorge but fairly common for people that live in NY state. The best part of the hike was the challenge of hopping from rock to traverse the stream without getting wet feet. I suspect that this would be awesome in hot weather when one might seek out a cool stream under shady trees.
Written 10 March 2024
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Yinong
Flagstaff, AZ19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had the most beautiful and relaxing hiking. Autumn is a beautiful season to visit, like walking in the fairyland. Love this trail.
Written 16 November 2023
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Daran G
Chico, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful hike, interesting rock formations, and old lodge ruins. Be prepared to get damp feet, several creek crossings but that makes it interesting! Worth the drive.
Written 16 November 2023
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MeganMich13
Dickinson, TX45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited Sedona at the end of July/Early August so we spent a lot of time in overcast weather with a little rain in the evenings. We arrived at West Fork around 8 AM on a Tuesday and the parking was $12 and traffic picked up pretty quickly, but parking was no issue for us. When we first arrived I had to put on a jacket because it was a little chilly (my phone said 54 degrees). By the end of the hike it was 85 degrees, but still very comfortable considering it's shady. This hike does not gain a lot of elevation quickly, so you don't utilize too much energy at any certain spot. I would highly recommend you pack a change of shoes and socks (the river can be tricky if you're trying to stay dry) or wear sandals (if you don't mind sandy feet). Also, make sure you check out the remnants of what appears to be the "Mayhew Lodge" at the beginning of the trail!
Written 14 August 2023
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mreid
phx69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Opens at 8:00 am, $12 parking (very limited), trail is 7+ miles round trip
The trail is nicely shaded most of the way. There are 12 fun creek crossings. You will encounter deep sand in some areas, a few downed trees, and the trail can be confusing. But, the scenery is amazing!
Written 21 July 2023
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GNAC-001
Fulshear, TX362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We’ve walked this trail many times. New hazards- some fallen trees that you have to go o over, under or around.

Some areas are poorly marked.. but even so it is hard to get lost.

Expect your feet to get wet. Numerous crossings..
Written 3 July 2023
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dysphorichousewife
Chicago, IL260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was by far our favorite hike in the Sedona area - why?
1. Scenic drive to the trail - this trail is located a short drive out of Sedona accessed by a beautiful winding rode with some amazing views
2. Easy parking - if you go early (we got a tip that the lot opens at 7 am not 8 am as posted) you can grab a spot in the lot that is a short walk to the trail head. If not, you are out of luck as there is really no safe place to park along the highway -
3. Shady trail - this trail is mostly shaded - a welcome change from the other trails
4. Challenging water crossings - there are 13 crossings - bring your hiking poles and appropriate footwear! This was alot of fun for our group but added time to the overall hike so keep that in mind when planning.
5. A bit of history - there is an abandoned homestead on the property to explore at the beginning of the trail.
6. Beautiful scenery - just lovely!
Written 6 May 2023
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