Best Apps for Hiking in Sedona

Planning Your Sedona Hike

It is time to plan your Sedona hike but you don’t know where to start.  We’ve put together a list of the top hiking apps for Sedona that you’ll be able to use both on and off the trail.  You can also see some reviews of the Best Hikes in Sedona on our website.

Our first choice of hiking apps is AllTrails.  AllTrails is available on desktop, IOS and Android devices.  Simply search for Sedona and you’ll find more than 250 hikes in the area.  The app will show you the most popular trails that people have rated. Their top five hikes are Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Rock Trail, Boynton Canyon, Soldier Pass Trail and Fay Canyon.  You can search for other activities like mountain biking or backpacking, difficulty levels, length of hike and suitability.  Suitability factors include if the trails are dog friendly, kid friendly, paved or wheelchair accessible. All Trails is great when you are planning your hike, but you’ll need cell service to use it on the trail where it can be pretty spotty.  AllTrails offers AllTrails Pro which helps you stay current with real time map details, GPS location on a detailed trail map and other functions.  The Pro upgrade runs about $30 a year.

Another favorite hiking app is the Sedona Hiking App.  The Sedona Hiking App has more than 100 of the best Sedona Hikes.  The creators of the app have personally hiked and mapped out 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 even when you lose cell service. The app sells for about $5.00.

We like the Sedona Trail Finder on The Hike House website although not technically an app, it is a helpful website.  The Hike House has all of the trails in alphabetical order and 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 like the distance, how long to do the hike and elevation change.  The descriptions are extremely useful and they give you some insider information about the 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.