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  • Tara T
    World1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Fit
    Our family of five had an awesome day on this trail. We are novice hikers and have a 15,13 and 11 year old. It was a sunny 55 degrees and I was comfortable in leggings and a thin long selves, my kids wished they wore shorts. We got there around 8:45am and the north parking lot was just starting to fill up and traffic was starting to get heavy. We started on the trail and it was easy enough to follow, however once we started the ascend the trail started to wrap around and we could not find where exactly we were suppose to go. Many others were traversing their own paths all along the front of the formation so we decided to head back that way. We were able to find easy enough paths up and still feel safe. We got a little more than halfway and then decided to stop because it became too steep for our comfort. Going up probably would not have been to bad, but coming down looked sketchy. Overall it was a perfect experience for our group with many photo opts. I am very scared of heights and did just fine. Once at the bottom we decided to hike Baby Bell just off to the left of Bell Rock. This was VERY manageable, and we were able to make it to the top of this formation!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 7, 2023
  • TahoegpSA
    San Antonio, Texas413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Bell Rock
    Driving toward Sedona on Hwy 179; this is one of the first Scenic Viewpoints outside Oak Creek. We loved it so much, we stopped again on the way back to Phoenix. Beautiful colors that vary as the Sun moves across the sky.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Sarah P
    Albuquerque, New Mexico14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun easy adventure!
    We arrived around 730 and it wasn’t crowded. Trail is easy to follow. Lots of rock scrambling, which was fun. Go as high as you want (or don’t). Views were great, esp in the early morning light.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Ronald L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popular Place
    Plenty of trails for any expertise. The main parking fills up quickly (we got the last one). You need a Red Rock Pass or America the beautiful pass. You can combine trails to suit your needs.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • thedaps
    Sarasota, Florida6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summit of Baby Bell Rock
    We are not big time hikers - in our 50s in fair shape. We went at sunrise. So there is loop around Courthouse Butte - Bell Rock. Off this, there is a spur, kinda poorly marked, to head towards the Baby Bell - the rock isn't large like the other two, but gives a good view. As you take this spur, Big Bell will be behind you on the left, Courthouse behind you on the right. You'll reach the loop around Baby Bell. We went left. As you work your way around, when you get around 3/4 away around the loop (which would be about the 3 o'clock position as if you were at the beginning of the loop as you looked at it to start), there are a few ways to scramble up to a flat level. From there, we dropped the pack, went to the right on this plateau, and found a way to climb to the summit. Not nearly as high as even the lower level of Big Bell, but something to say you summited!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Nikko Gandia
    Monterey, California486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bell Rock in May
    Hiked on 5/7 & other trails during a Phoenix & Sedona trip & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels Sedona" on YouTub3. DIY trail, you can go as high as you want. Superb views of the valley. Get the 7 day Red Rock Parking Pass at the machine if you're doing a multi-day Sedona trip, most trails require it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Zoom_Gotti
    Henderson, Nevada1,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fairly Easy Scenic Hike
    We were lodging in Oak Creek so we parked off of the 179 just outside the Village of Oak Creek. There's additional parking farther up the road, but you'll be hiking from a different direction. We left the parking and followed the main trail toward the formation. When we reached the crossroads, a friendly trail volunteer suggested we follow the route for the Rector Connector. That put us hiking between Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. You could do the circle around the Courthouse but your hike will likely be twice as long. Trail is easy to follow and takes you to a Vortex. You can also scramble up the Rock. This is very popular among the younger set. Trail can let out at the second parking if you chose to car pool. Otherwise, follow the Pathway back to where you started from. When parking you should show a pass or payment stub.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 19, 2024
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Jai S
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A must do!!! So many hiking trails to choose from! This trail was good for all ages and the trails were flat and pretty easy. Give yourself at least 2 hours. You can get some great photos too. We loved this hike! Parking can be challenging. Opportunity to make it more adventurous by climbing sides of the rock!
Written February 19, 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Bell Rock is at th southern end of the Red Rock country and quite interestin, even in the snow and rain. It is a great walk around the rcok.
Written February 7, 2024
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were lodging in Oak Creek so we parked off of the 179 just outside the Village of Oak Creek. There's additional parking farther up the road, but you'll be hiking from a different direction. We left the parking and followed the main trail toward the formation. When we reached the crossroads, a friendly trail volunteer suggested we follow the route for the Rector Connector. That put us hiking between Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. You could do the circle around the Courthouse but your hike will likely be twice as long. Trail is easy to follow and takes you to a Vortex. You can also scramble up the Rock. This is very popular among the younger set. Trail can let out at the second parking if you chose to car pool. Otherwise, follow the Pathway back to where you started from. When parking you should show a pass or payment stub.
Written January 19, 2024
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We hiked here on a lovely day. Every time we came to a sign, there were confused people, and we were all asking each other where the heck we were, etc. The signs are not helpful. But we enjoyed our hike.
Written November 14, 2023
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thedaps
Sarasota, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We are not big time hikers - in our 50s in fair shape. We went at sunrise. So there is loop around Courthouse Butte - Bell Rock. Off this, there is a spur, kinda poorly marked, to head towards the Baby Bell - the rock isn't large like the other two, but gives a good view. As you take this spur, Big Bell will be behind you on the left, Courthouse behind you on the right. You'll reach the loop around Baby Bell. We went left. As you work your way around, when you get around 3/4 away around the loop (which would be about the 3 o'clock position as if you were at the beginning of the loop as you looked at it to start), there are a few ways to scramble up to a flat level. From there, we dropped the pack, went to the right on this plateau, and found a way to climb to the summit. Not nearly as high as even the lower level of Big Bell, but something to say you summited!
Written October 20, 2023
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Ronald L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Plenty of trails for any expertise. The main parking fills up quickly (we got the last one). You need a Red Rock Pass or America the beautiful pass. You can combine trails to suit your needs.
Written October 17, 2023
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tilney7
Indiana191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a lot of fun climbing up this rock and seeing the beautiful views. The trail wasn’t super clear at one point, but I think you can just make your own way up. Our 10 and 6-year-olds enjoyed it too.
Written October 13, 2023
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Sarah P
Albuquerque, NM14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We arrived around 730 and it wasn’t crowded. Trail is easy to follow. Lots of rock scrambling, which was fun. Go as high as you want (or don’t). Views were great, esp in the early morning light.
Written September 30, 2023
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TheRovingVets
Quartzsite, AZ191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a Beautiful place to stop. Both bike & hiking trails are available. We did both but walking with our dog. You can get better scenery on the bike trail but it's also a lot more jagged terrain & not feasible with you have mobility issues. We are TheRovingVets on youtube & have been RVing across America for a couple of years. Sedona is absolutely a must see!
Written August 18, 2023
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budzy829
Henderson, NV251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Hearing so much about Sedona's outdoor stuffs to do, areas to relax by the water, we just had to check it out!

The drive to Sedona from Flagstaff was short and scenic. Seeing all the Ponderosa pine trees and red rocks alltogether is another level. We already planned a couple of places to visit with short hiking trails. Apparently, there's over 400 hiking trails in Sedona, and we didn't plan to do all that. We were not in the mood to hike but weren't in the mood not to either 🤣! We decided to drive to Courthouse Vista, a popular trailhead hub with red rock views. From there we can already see the Courthouse Butte up close but we went climbing up Bell Rock to get a perfect view of the whole Sedona. It did not disappoint! We didn't have to hike all the way up, just turn around and it's right there! Breathtaking, peaceful and we were speechless! We stayed for a few hours and took it all in.

"Thankful for days when my body takes me to places like this. My heart is so grateful every time nature takes my breath away. I can't imagine life not seeing beautiful destinations."

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Written June 13, 2023
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