The Girdner Trail is named for Dale Girdner (1899-1978), who was a cattleman in the 1920s. He owned 80 acres in West Sedona. In 1963, a newspaper article with photos showed Dale Girdner moving cattle from Scheurman Mountain across State Route 89A to the Posse Grounds, Steamboat Tank, across Oak Creek to Schnebly Hill and to Mormon Lake for summer pasture.
Here, you can enjoy picnicking either solo or with friends and take in stunning views.
Tip: Hike one of several trails or enjoy the view from the trailhead. Enjoy spectacular, uninterrupted views from east to west, especially at sunset.
Amenities: Covered picnic tables, several hiking trails, pet friendly (leash required).
Driving Directions: From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn right on 89A for 4.2 miles. Turn right on Cultural Park Place. Follow the road straight back 0.1 miles to the trailhead parking.