You'll find the ultimate fall oasis nestled in the red rock canyons of northern Arizona. Welcome fall with open arms by going on this easy fall hike in Arizona. The trail is surrounded by vibrant maple and aspen tree groves. 

West Fork Trail is about a 7.5-mile roundtrip hike in Sedona, Arizona. There's no fee to hike there, but there is an $11 per vehicle parking fee. 

If you want to avoid the crowd, it's best to plan an early morning trip here. The trailhead is open from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The trail is available to hike year-round and is easy enough for beginners. It's an easy excursion that will require you to cross the stream a few times. If you're not a fan of hiking by yourself, you can bring your pet along. The hike is pet-friendly.

If you want to experience fall colors but still want a challenge, you can opt to hike from one end of the canyon to the other. This would be a very long and difficult hike that is 14 miles one way. You'll have to cross over boulders and even swim to complete the stretch. You can find more information here

The first 3-miles of the easy trail hike are maintained and well-marked. Along the way, you'll be surrounded by thick towering trees. Fall is a great time to hike here since the trees are ablaze with hues of red, yellow, and orange. 

Since the trail is very shaded, you'll be able to enjoy all of the scenery around you without breaking too much of a sweat. It's possible that your shoes may get wet. We recommend bringing an extra pair of shoes and socks.

Whether you're looking for an easy hike or just want to scope out some fall colors, this hiking trail will take you through an enchanting maple tree grove. 

If you're looking for another fall adventure, you can go on this epic road trip from Las Vegas to Phoenix and back. It will take you to some of the best places around. 

West Fork Trail 

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 7.5 miles roundtrip

Address: W Fork Trail, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Why you should go: This hike is easy enough for beginners and pets. It'll take you through an enchanting grove filled with maple and aspen trees. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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