Anytime we find hidden gems, we feel like real treasure hunters. You can let the treasure hunter in you out by going on this easy hike in Arizona that'll lead you to a hidden cave nestled in the mountains. 

This massive secluded cave, aka The Birthing Cave, can be found by taking Long Canyon Trail located in Sedona, Arizona. Parking and hiking there are free, but you can also purchase a one-day recreation pass for $5. It'll allow you to visit other areas of the park that require a pass. 

You can go on this mini-adventure that ends with stunning views of Sedona, and the best part is that it's only about a 2-mile hike roundtrip!

This trail is also easy enough for your furry friend. So if you're in need of an easy trail to bring your pet on, this is it. 

As you get closer to the mountain you'll even start to notice a dent in the rock, that's where the Birthing Cave will be! Another bonus to this hike is that it's available year-round.

Finding the right trail that leads to this hidden cave might be tricky, but it's all part of the adventure. If you want detailed directions you can find them here.

Once you reach the cave you'll be able to see views of Sedona's red rock, and lush green landscape. There's even a small indent inside of the cave that looks like a belly-button! It's almost like two caves in one. 

The Birthing Cave 

Price: Free

Location: Long Canyon Trail, Sedona, Arizona

Why you should go: This easy hike is perfect for a morning adventure with your BFF and furry friend. You'll get to celebrate your successful hike with amazing views of Sedona. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for 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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