Dogie Trail No. 116

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Dogie Trail offers hikers and horsebackers a chance to experience the scenic views of the famous red rocks surrounding Sedona without all of the visiting crowds. The trail snakes into the heart of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness connecting to the Taylor Cabin Trail after approximately 5.5 miles. The trail begins at the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness boundary, at a saddle several hundred yards from where you should park your vehicle. Expect panoramic views as the trail descends from the saddle and follows hilly contours, with each turn offering a slightly new host of plants and terrain. The trail frequently drops into washes only to climb back up the other side, so expect moderate and consistent ups and downs. Be prepared for a rugged, moderate-to-strenuous hike with unreliable sources of water and few spots for shade. Make sure you take lots of water for this hike especially during late spring to early fall months. Temperatures quite often exceed 110 degrees in the canyon bottom.

Wilderness Areas are rare, wild places set aside by Congress where the land is allowed to retain its natural state, serving as a natural haven for humans to escape modern civilization and for nature to be itself. To help minimize human impacts in wilderness, motorized and mechanized equipment are prohibited by law, including bicycles, strollers, carts, remote control aircraft and drones.

This trail is part of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Southeast Trails. The lower, southern part of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness is managed by the Red Rock Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Notes: Pets must be on-leash. Do not disturb cultural and archeology sites (Antiquitys Act - 1906). No motorized vehicles on trail (Wilderness Act-1964). No motorized equipment or mechanized vehicles (bicycles, strollers, etc.) in the Wild
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Operated By: Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: About 50 miles south of Flagstaff (14 miles west of Sedona) on paved and graveled roads.

Access: Drive 30 miles south from Flagstaff through Sedona on US 89A. Five miles past Sedona turn north on FR 525 and follow the signs to Sycamore Pass. Turn west on FR 525C and continue for nine miles to the parking area. Hike road up to the saddle.

GPS (Map): 34°55'38.3"N 111°59'42.1"W



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Map showing Dogie Trail


General Notes:

Length: 5.4 miles

Rating: Moderate to strenuous

Hiking time: Plan on a full day or overnight trip



  • No mechanized vehicles including bicycles in the Wilderness.
  • Fire danger is usually high - be careful with campfires.
  • Camp at least 200 feet from springs and bury human waste 200 feet from springs. Pack out all trash.

Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.



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Hiking time: Plan on a full day/overnighter

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