West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon
From the Sedona area, take HWY 89A towards Flagstaff and up the Oak Creek Canyon. 10 miles from Sedona is the entrance to the signed West Fork Trailhead parking area (near milepost 384). As of Nov 2015, it is $10 to park. During the summer, the parking lot opens at 8am, in the winter at 9am. Get there early if you can, this parking lot fills up quickly!
Hike up the Westfork trail in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Arizona.
This is a good hike in the summer months. It's always nice to be able to hike next to a babbling stream.
You'll cross the creek several times during this hike, while walking through a lush and tree lined canyon. The rock hopping across the creek is the most challenging part of this hike (not including finding a parking spot).
You can continue upstream from the first big pool, but to continue includes lots of wading, swimming, and boulder hopping.
In the fall, the leaves changing colors adds a whole new dimension to this hike. Enjoy!