Best Apps for Hiking in Sedona

You Want the Best Apps to Plan Your Hike

Are you ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of Sedona on a hike? As an avid hiker, I know how important it is to have all the information you need for a safe and enjoyable trek. You’ll certainly want to know about the trail difficulty, distances, terrain type, and user ratings before embarking on your journey. We have compiled a list of the top hiking apps for Sedona that you can easily use on and off the trail. With these apps in hand, you’ll have detailed trail maps, real-time weather updates, and even tips from fellow hikers to make the most out of your hike. Happy trails!

All Trails Review

Our first choice of hiking apps is AllTrails. Not only is the AllTrails app available on desktop, iOS and Android devices, but it’s also user-friendly. With a simple search for “Sedona,” you can access over 250 hikes in the area. AllTrails features a rating system which will show you the most popular trails in the region, such as the must-see Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Rock Trail, and Boynton Canyon. You can search for other activities like mountain biking, backpacking, difficulty levels, length of hike and suitability factors including information about dog friendliness and wheelchair accessibility. AllTrails offers the ability to download maps for offline use – perfect for those areas with limited cell phone service. AllTrails offers AllTrails Pro which has real time map details, GPS location on a detailed trail map and other functions.  The Pro upgrade runs about $30 a year.

Learn about the Sedona Hiking App

Another favorite hiking app is called the Sedona Hiking App.  The Sedona Hiking App has information about more than 100 of the best Sedona Hikes.  The creators of the app have personally hiked and mapped out the trails for you.  You can use the website to plan your hike or download the app on your iPhone or Android and use it on the trail.  Select the hike and download the trail map.  The map stays on your device and is available when you lose cell service. The app sells for about $5.00.

Visit the Hike House

We like the Sedona Trail Finder on The Hike House website. Although it is not technically an app, it is a very helpful website.  The Hike House has all of the trails listed in alphabetical order.  It has a rating system where people have rated the overall hike, views from the trail and the difficulty.  You can find out a lot of information about the trails including the distance, how long to do the hike and elevation changes.  The descriptions are extremely useful and give you some insider tips about each hike that you might have missed using other apps.

These websites are great for planning your hike, but once on the trail, poor cell service could really get you lost.  Remember to be prepared, know where you are going, how to get back and stay on the marked trails.

Take a Driving Tour Instead

If you want a general overview of Sedona and want to see it by car, then we suggest you look into a Driving Tour.  These driving tour apps can be downloaded to your phone.  The tour starts at a specific location and guides you to some of Sedona’s famous landmarks while giving you history behind it.  Using the GPS on your phone, the app knows where you are and can direct you in the right direction. These tours are relatively inexpensive, which is great for people on a budget.

After a long day of hiking, you may like to take a break and go on a Sedona Wine Tour or during the evening, take a stargazing tour and see the stars in the red rocks.

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