This trail, constructed in 1998, is never far from the sights and sounds of Sedona. It is a pretty trail which offers a variety of views. It can be hiked from the Schnebly Hill trailhead (as described herein) or from Midgely Bridge. The trail is nearly level for 1/8 mile. The Margs Draw trail forks off to the left. Huckaby continues ahead and soon descends rather steeply, crosses Bear Wallow Wash, then ascends moderately over the next 1/2 mile. It tops out on a ridge and winds on level ground with nice views over Oak Creek and uptown Sedona to many of the familiar red rock formations of the area.
At the 1 mile point, the trail curves around the top of Mitten Ridge with Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain and Midgely Bridge coming into view beyond the creek below. Then, it begins a moderate descent over the next 1/2 mile to the floodplain of Oak Creek. the trail goes north beside the creek for 1/2 mile in the partial shade of the riparian trees.
At 2 miles, opposite the north end of Midgely Bridge, the trail crosses a branch of the creek which requires wading or boulder hopping. Do not cross if the water is high. The trail continues north for 0.2 miles, then another boulder hop of the west branch is needed. The trail now climbs moderately over switchbacks, passes beneath Midgely Bridge, and ends at the parking area at the north end of the bridge. The trails is mostly unshaded except along the creek and can be hot in summer. Return by the same route or do one way in either direction with arranged transportation.
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Great trail that brings in some beautiful parts of Oak Creek. Normally would rate this a 2 difficulty but the start from Schnebly Hill has some elevation and length so rating it a 3 on difficulty. Fun part of trail is attempting to cross creek as you approach Midgely Bridge…several places you can attempt to cross if water levels not too high.
This was a fun little hike. We started from MIdgely bridge and began our hike down to Oak creek. There are steep switchbacks headed down, so keep that in mind as you have to make your way back up! Once down by the creek the trail gets very calm with the sound of the rushing creek. Take some time to dip your feet in the cool water. Work your way down the trail deeper into the canyon and along the creek. Depending on the water levels there are some fun areas to stop and relax along the creek. Its easy to lose the trail so have a map handy.
Beautiful hike! Loved the creek!
We had a great time hiking this trail today. The distance was just what we were looking for. This was our first hike in Sedona and we enjoyed it very much.
A little more difficult with the Schnebly Hill start. Lots of up and down. Good views of both Sedona and red rocks. Full sun until you get down to the creek area. Did not cross over to Midgley Bridge trailhead. Return trip does seem more uphill. A very interesting trail and we’ll do it again.
I’m an out of shape 50+. I hiked this from the Schnebly Hill Road trailhead in 70-80 degree weather and had my wife pick me up at the Midgely bridge parking lot. It took me 2.5 hrs one-way – stopping for pictures and rests in the shade.
The early half of the hike offered little shade and involved some easy climbing. Walking around uptown on the trail was very neat. After you pass uptown the trail dips down to the creek. It gets shadier and much cooler. The sound of the creek here is lovely. I managed to cross the creek by rock hopping without getting any wetter than I chose. (sticking your hands or feet into the cool water is a real treat on a warm day). The climb up to Midgely bridge looked daunting but the switchbacks made it doable. Great views of the mountains, uptown Sedona and Oak Creek. I really enjoyed this hike.
Relatively easy trail with good scenery. Not overly populated with a good final destination. We are close to 60 and pretty much perfect for moderate intensity for not super athletic hikers.
We liked his one. Nice destination with good scenery and relatively easy hike.