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Bell Rock Pathway

Page Type: Trail

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.85889°N / 111.76941°W

Trail Type: Cross Country

County: Yavapai

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Easy

Layout: Out & Back

Elevation Gain: 400 ft / 122 m

Length: 3.8 Mi / 6.1 Km

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Created/Edited: Nov 26, 2007 / Nov 26, 2007

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Overview

If your new to Mountain Biking and will be in Sedona, Pathways is a great beginer trail it is also portal trail to many Sedona trails.

Trail Description

 
Bell Rock Pathway
 
Bell Rock Pathway runs from the Village of Oak Creek paralleling Hwy 179 it by passes Bell Rock, has great views of Courthouse Butte, Cathedral Rock, Little Bell, Twin Butttes, Four Flying Apaches, Rabbit Ears and just about evry other rock is at some time visible. So starting from the Village of Oak Creek Trailhead ride following through the fenced trail taking your first left heading straight towards Bell Rock. You will be gently climbing around the left side of Bell Rock for about 1 mile. At the top of the climb stay right at the base of Bell Rock heading towards courthouse Butte. You will come to a junction after a 1\2 mile stay left far left heading to the low side of Little Bell after this point just don't turn off the trail just over 2 miles later you will come to the Little Horse Trail Head turn around and jam back the way you came.

Getting There

From the "Y" juntion of 89a & 179 head south on 179 toawards the Village of Oak Creek for 6.2 miles to the Bell Rock Pathway trailhead there will be a trail sign with a ? turn left into the parking lot.

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When to Bike

Spring
Summer early or late
Fall
Winter mid day

Connecting Trails

• Big Park Loop
• Courthouse Butte Loop (portions are wilderness no no no)
• Llama
• Templeton
• Little Horse
• There are also many unmarked trails or spurs off of Bell Rock Pathway.

Images

East face of CourthouseBig ViewsOur ObjectivesBell Rock Pathway