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Casner Canyon Trail

Contributed by ranchez

You'll be wading clear, cool Oak Creek early in the hike.

After crossing Oak Creek, the trail leads a short way up the floor of Casner Canyon before turning up the canyon's north slope. It then continues a long and sometimes steep climb to the canyon rim about a half-mile north of the Schnebly Hill Road overlook. The route it follows is a scenic one, right through the middle of some of the rock formations that make up the spectacular view from Sedona and Highway 89A. Because shade is sparse, this can be a hard, hot climb on a sunny day. Bring lots of water along with your camera.

Directions:

Drive 25 miles south from Flagstaff or 2 miles north from Sedona on US 89A. Park either on the west side of the highway across from a road blocked by a closed gate or at the Grasshopper Point recreation Area. If you park at Grasshopper, you'll have to follow Allens' Bend Trail to its intersection with Casner Canyon Trail. Allen's Bend Trail starts at the north end of the Grasshopper Point parking lot.

Length: 2 miles  |   Rating: Moderate
Activies: Equestrian, Day Hiking, Backpacking

Trailhead Elevation: 4,600

Trailhead Waypoint: 34.887200 N -111.731500 W

Permit Info: Yes 928-282-4119

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Region(s)
Northwest
Northeast

Management Area(s)
Coconino National Forest

County
Yavapai County

Nearby Cities
Flagstaff
Oak Creek Canyon
Sedona

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