Chimney Rock Loop Trail | Visit Sedona

Chimney Rock Loop Trail

This trail is a moderate, short loop around the base of Chimney Rock, a.k.a. Three Fingers Rock, with panoramic views of the West Sedona area.  

Hiking Distance:  Start this 2.0-mile hike from the Thunder Mountain Trailhead.  Turn right on the Thunder Mountain Trail.  In 0.1 miles, you’ll come to the intersection with the Chimney Rock Trail.

Viewing Tip:  See if you can spot the “Lizard Head”; look up when you pass the intersection of the Lizard Head trail. Then, watch for Chimney Rock to change to the “Three Fingers” formation on the western side!  You may also spot hot air balloons to the west on an early morning hike.

Driving Directions:  From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn right on 89A for 3.2 miles.  Turn right on Dry Creek Road for 0.5 miles to Thunder Mountain Road.  Turn right for 0.6 miles to parking on the left. 

Parking: Thunder Mountain Trailhead - 20 spaces

Amenities:  Pet friendly (leash required)

Difficulty: Moderate