Hog Heaven is a system trail in the Coconino National Forest. It is well marked with signs, easy to follow, and has some technical features designed for more advanced mountain bikers.
Many of its hairpin curves have been been banked like a race track and paved with stones (shown below). For mountain bikers this trail is rated as difficult with some exposed sections, so photographers interested in capturing mountain bike photos can get some great ones here.
For hikers Hog Heaven is rated as moderate, and even though you will probably encounter some mountain bikes along the way, it offer plenty of solitude compared to many of the other trails in the area. It also affords excellent views with numerous rock formations to traverse.
Hog Heaven is part of the "Hog Network" of trails, with includes Hog Wash and High on the Hog. To have the "Whole Hog" experience you would need to tie into the Broken Arrow trail as well. There are three parking areas to choose from in order to complete this loop.
FINDING THE TRAILHEADS
Broken Arrow Trailhead: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 (the double roundabout), take 179 south for 1.4 miles to Morgan Road on the left (east). Go 0.6 miles to end of pavement, cross the cattle guard and continue for another 80 yards to trailhead parking on the left.
Mystic Trailhead: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 (the double roundabout), take 179 south for 3 miles to Chapel Rd and turn left at the roundabout. The small roadside parking area for the Mystic Trail will be on the left as you near the base of the cliffs.
The Sedona Cemetery: This is on private property and the hours of access are limited, so please be respectful. From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 (the double roundabout), take 179 south for 1.5 miles to Pine Rd and turn left. Go all the way to the end of the road. The trail access is at the back of the cemetery.
Difficult for bikes
3.5 miles for the full loop
500 ft roundtrip
1.5 hours roundtrip
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.