3. Fay Canyon
This easy 2.4-mile trail takes you through scenic Fay Canyon, located in one of the most beautiful areas of Sedona. The hike lets you get right into the heart of the red rocks, walking below the dramatic cliff walls and hanging gardens. Unlike many other hiking trails around Sedona, this one runs through a treed area and offers some shade for a majority of the way, particularly in spring and summer when all the leaves are out. The trail ends at a towering rock formation and canyon walls on either side. A sign marks the end of the maintained trail, but you can wander beyond the sign and walk up on the rocks for better views back over the canyon. This hike has only a slight elevation gain of 190 feet and is suitable for hikers of all abilities, especially children who will enjoy climbing on the boulders at the end of the trail.