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    Transept Trail

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    2.6 km
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    99 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Transept Trail is a route less travelled in Sedona, Arizona. This hike is pretty quick and suitable for most. The views are special, especially during golden hour. You can hike this trail on its own or use it to connect to Hiline Trail. This route is rocky, so good boots are recommended. Expect light traffic on this hike.

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    Route Description for Transept Trail

    The Transept Trail is a quick jaunt with pleasant views. This hike is far less busy than most trails in Sedona, which makes it a good pick for a quiet evening hike. We love this route during golden hour.

    We recommend good boots or close-toed shoes at minimum for this hike as it’s quite rocky and you’ll be climbing some rocky steps. Additionally, as with all trails in Sedona, bring lots and lots of water.

    From the trailhead, cross the road and hike east into the desert. Look for Cathedral Rock to your left and Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte ahead of you. You’ll be able to admire these iconic rock formations the whole way. It’s a straight shot to the trail’s end at the junction, where you’ll turn around and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Transept Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Transept Trail is on Verde Valley School Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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