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Trail

1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 446' 136 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 4,929' 1,502 m
Low: 4,496' 1,370 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

This trail connects Sedona to Brins Mesa. You'll pass Devil's Kitchen, Seven Sacred Pools, and Soldier's Pass Arch.

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Description

This trail starts at the end of Shadow Canyon Dr. in Sedona. It is commonly done as part of a loop hike with the Brins Mesa Trail where Soldier's Pass terminates. From the parking area, the trail begins to climb gradually for about .25 mile when you reach Devils Kitchen, a sink hole with a large block of sandstone balanced on the side. About another .25 mile up the trail, you'll pass a series of seven potholes carved in the sandstone by water runoff.

The trail continues uphill and begins to get steeper. About one mile from the trailhead, you can see Soldier's Pass Arch. Because of the open country, this remains in view for another half mile as the trail begins to get very steep. The arch is difficult to spot but at mid-day you can clearly see light shining on the ground behind the arch. Access to the arch can be gained from the Brins Mesa Trail.

The trail begins to even out and turn back where it will end on the Brins Mesa Trail.

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Check-Ins

May 18, 2019
Inessa Martin
May 18, 2019
Marie Alvarez
Devils Kitchen Sink Hole & Seven Enchanted Pools
Apr 25, 2019
Phillip Evanski
Apr 15, 2019
Sydney Bouressa
Mar 22, 2019
Brittany Huls
Mar 5, 2019
Gregory Brewer
Jan 19, 2019
Cassie Tuholski
Dec 23, 2018
Adriel Alvarez

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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