Bell Rock Pathway
The Bell Rock Pathway is a 3.6 mile trail. Along this pathway you'll enjoy fantastic views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and other landmarks. Most of the pathway has a wide, hard surface, but there are some hills too, as well as some places around Bell Rock that are a bit rocky and rough.
This is one of the easiest and most popular trails in Sedona, both for hikers and mountain bikes. Almost all the trails in town can boast of great views, and this one is no exception. What makes it extra popular is simply the ease of access. Photographers can find great light on the Pathway at both sunrise and sunset, since the view extends in all directions.
FINDING THE TRAILHEADS
Bell Rock Pathway can be accessed from three different parking areas: Little Horse, Courthouse Vista and Bell Rock Vista. All of these are signed Forest Service parking areas off Highway 179. A Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass is required to park in all of these paved lots.
To hike the full length of the trail you would go between Little Horse and Bell Rock Vista, either by hiking out and back or by parking a vehicle at each end. All of these parking areas require either a Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass.
7.1 miles out and back
690 ft roundtrip
3-4 hours round trip
Sept - May. Hike early in the morning to avoid the summer heat.
Yes. Must be leashed. Please pickup after your pet and pack it out. This is a popular mountain biking trail, so expect to meet bikers along the way.