Brins Mesa to Overlook Trail

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 hike up to a beautiful mesa, then on to an overlook with red rock views all around

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  From the parking lot to the edge of Brins Mesa you'll hike 1.5 miles. If you hike to the scenic overlook, you'll hike another 0.7 mile, for a total round trip of about 4.4 miles

Trailhead Location:  The parking area is located north of the Jordan Park Subdivision.

Description:  After you the mesa by climbing up 550 feet, follow the right trail about 0.7 mile and climb up on a large rock formation for a scenic view of Mormon Canyon to the east and red rock views all around. It is magnificent! Total elevation gain from the parking lot to the scenic overlook is about 1000 feet.

Here's a link to a video from our January 2011 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.  


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