We can't contain our excitement for all fall things to come. This fall you can go on an easy hike in Arizona that takes you through an enchanted forest filled with autumn colored leaves. With its lush landscape, vibrant colored leaves, and clear water spring, this scenic hike won't disappoint. 

Oak Creek Canyon's West Fork Trail is nestled between Sedona's red rock canyons and dense forests. The trail is open year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will cost you $10 per vehicle or $2 per person if you park outside the designated area. Parking is limited, so plan ahead.

If you walk this trail during spring you will find the forest filled with songbirds. In the fall it's transformed into an enchanting forest that'll leave you in awe. The best time to hike here is mornings, weekdays or even during the off-season. On the weekends during summer parking fills up immediately, so it's probably best to plan a morning weekday trip here.

As you're strolling down this trail, you'll see lots of color in late October and November when the leaves are beaming with color. You can also bring your furry children with you as long as they remain on a leash.

This trail is about 7.5-miles roundtrip, but if you're planning on hiking from one end of the canyon to the other you can expect about a 14-mile stretch one way. 

You can make a lovely weekday trip here by having a picnic after your hike. There are picnic tables available at the Call of the Canyon Picnic Area. 

The parking area is usually filled up by 9:00 a.m. so it's best to get there early. You can find more information about the hike here

Oak Creek Canyon West Fork Trail

Price: $10 per vehicle or $2 per person if you don't use their designated parking area 

Location: Sedona, AZ

Why you should go: This easy hike will take you through an enchanted forest filled with vibrant autumn colors. It's a perfect morning trip that'll make you fall in love with autumn. 


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