There are a lot of places to hike in Sedona, Arizona. I’ve been hiking in many of the wonderful places, but for some reason had never been to Red Rock State Park. It’s not that I tried to avoid it, but for whatever reason it had never made it to the top of the list.
I live a little more than an hour to the south side of Sedona, which has some great trails and things to see before even getting to town (Courthouse Butte Trail being my current favorite).
To be honest, driving close to town is a bit of pain. And Red Rock State Park requires this effort, which makes it more of a challenge to just make a “morning of it”. But this past weekend, I made the commitment to do just that.
It has what you’d expect from Sedona – pretty red rocks and some scenic views. It also has Oak Creek cutting through the middle – surrounded by cottonwood trees. And now being a desert dweller, I appreciate running water whenever I see it.
From a hiking perspective, the trails are short and generally easy/easy+. And worth the few hours it takes to walk them all. I will definitely be back during a during a different season to check it out when the leaves are on the trees.
And Safety First!