Chimney Rock Loop Hike

NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary:  A loop hike around the base of Chimney Rock in West Sedona

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 2 miles

Trailhead Location:  The parking area is off of Thunder Mountain Road

Description:  The Chimney Rock Upper Loop trail is actually a 2 mile loop around Chimney Rock, which is also known as 'Three Fingers'; you'll see the reason for the second name part-way around the loop. The trail starts at Thunder Mountain trailhead and is a moderate hike unless you climb the little 1/4 mile Sugarloaf side trail which can be considered strenuous.

Here's a link to a video of the hike (


Click on the photos below for a bigger view




For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

Back to the homepage

Great Sedona Hikes
Last Updated March 31, 2021
Web Page by Bill Bohan (
send an email with your comments/suggestions to Bill