Transept Trail (formerly called Mayan Maiden) 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 short hike to view a unique rock formation with great views of Cathedral Rock and the Village of Oak Creek

Challenge Level: Easy to Moderate

Hiking Distance: About 1 mile each way

Trailhead Directions: Drive out Verde Valley School Road about 2 miles and park on an unpaved pullout. The trailhead is across the road.

Description: This easy to moderate hike rises about 400 feet from Verde Valley School Road on a narrow, unmarked trail used primarily by cyclists. There are places that are moderately steep with loose rock and sand so watch your footing. But you are rewarded with some spectacular views of the Village of Oak Creek, the green fairways of the Oak Creek Country Club and Cathedral Rock in the distance. About 1/2 mile from the trailhead, you see a very unique rock "hoodoo" which is in the shape of a Mayan woman. We couldn't find anyone who knew the name of this trail, so we named it after this "Mayan Woman." We hiked for about 1 mile, then turned back as the weather was starting to threaten. But we understand that you can continue on for about 8 more miles and circle around toward Cathedral Rock.


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For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have the GPS data for the hike.  Click here for more information.


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March 31, 2021
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