Courthouse Butte Loop

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 Great Sedona Hikes hiking guide available HERE.

Summary:  A pleasant hike circling Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  Approximately 4 miles round trip

Trailhead Location:  There are two possible trailhead parking areas for this hike, both along State Route 179.

Description: This trail circles Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek. It provides good views of these two famous rock formations as well as distant views of the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock. You'll pass by "Muffin Rock," which some call "Space Rock."

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


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Great Sedona Hikes
Last Updated May 7, 2015
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