Allens Bend is a system trail in the Coconino National Forest. Designated as Trail #111, it is well marked with signs and easy to follow. The trail begins below Midgley Bridge and proceeds upstream to Grasshopper Point. From the south-east side of the recreation area parking lot at Grasshopper Point the trail continues to the junction with Casner Canyon.
The trail is near level and mostly in full shade from the remnants of an old orchard and various native riparian trees. It follows along the foot of a rock wall on the left, a short distance from Oak Creek which can be heard but is seldom in sight. Several short paths provide access to this scenic creek for fishing, swimming, and picnicking (SHOWN BELOW).
FINDING THE TRAILHEAD
From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 (the "Y") in Sedona, take 89A north 2.5 miles to Grasshopper Point on the right (milepost 376.7). Drive down to the recreation area parking lot (you'll pay a fee here) or park in a roadside turnout 1/2 miles north of Grashopper Point and walk down the access road (0.2 miles) the the north end of Allens Bend Trail.
2.4 miles out and back
1.5 hours round trip
Yes. Must be leashed. Please
pick up after your pet and pack it out.