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: An in-town hike that takes you to the base of Coffeepot Rock

Challenge Level: Easy

Hiking Distance: About 2.4 miles round trip

Trailhead Location: The trail begins at a parking area off of Buena Vista. This is the same parking area as the Teacup Trail and the Sugarloaf Trail.

Description: This easy in-town trail takes you to the base of Coffeepot Rock, a well-known Sedona landmark. You park at the trailhead parking lot for the Teacup Trail and follow the Teacup Trail until you intersect the unmarked Coffeepot Trail. You’ll hike on ledges under coffeepot until the ledges eventually get too narrow and steep to go any further. You’ll come to “Shark Rock,” which looks like the open mouth of a giant shark. When you go as far as you are comfortable with (because the rock gets very steep), look up and you’ll see you are under the spout of Coffeepot.

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

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