Hiking Sedona – Brins Mesa Overlook Trail

If your looking to get out and turn your hike into a leg burning exercise, then you have to take the Brins Mesa Overlook Trail. The trail head is easy to find. From Sedona on 89A you turn up Jordan Road and go to the end where you take a left on West Park Ridge drive. This ends in a cul-de-sac with a dirt road. Take the dirt road all the way to the parking lot. The trail head is next to the washrooms and is clearly marked.

You are starting at an elevation of 4520 feet and for the next mile you will have a gradual slope gaining about 500 vertical feet when you come upon a rock shelf. From here you will have a great view of the surrounding mountains and valley along with a nice breeze to help you cool down. Rest up because this next section of the trail is when the real climbing begins.

The next half mile of trail is steeper. You’re at an elevation of 5085 feet and over the next half mile you will gain another 400 feet in elevation. The trail is in good shape, however there are areas where you are scrambling over rocks. Just make sure you have good foot wear. Take your time, drink lots of water and stay hydrated as the heat will hit you hard on this part of the trail. As you reach the top of the trail you will be at an elevation of 5455 feet. There is a nice resting area under a tree that will provide for shade should you need it.

Here the landscape has changed dramatically and you’re now surrounded by grass and the occasional shrub. The trail continues on to the North West where you will see a large outcrop or look out. This spot gives you a perfect view of Mormon Canyon. From here you simply follow your foot steps back to the trail head.

This trail offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Depending on the time of year it can be either extremely hot or wet and slippery. Remember to always go prepared.

Sedona Hiking Trail Round Trip: 4.4 Miles
Hiking Time: 2.5 – 3 hours
Photo Credit: Mark Schiefner
Camera: Nikon D810 & Sony a6000

Things to bring:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks or Lunch
Hiking Sedona Brins Trail
Brins Hiking Trail - Sedona Arizona
Brins Hiking Trail - Sedona Arizona
Brins Hiking Trail - Sedona Arizona
Hiking Sedona Brins Trail
Hiking Sedona Brins Trail
Sony Alpha a6000
Nikon d810

All images shot using Sony Alpha a6000 & Nikon d810

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