All Trailheads have Now Reopened
All trails in our area that were closed during the pandemic have now reopened. Time to take some of our cooler trails and get back into shape for the new hiking season. Fire season is underway, so check this Forest Service site before setting out:
2019 - 2020 Membership
The Sedona Westerners Membership 2019-2020 Season is now over.
IT WAS A GREAT HIKING SEASON! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!
FLAGSTAFF ROAD STATUS
Please read the Forest Service Road Status
Hiking Related Medical Problems
Hiking Related Medical Problems by Dr. Curt Kommer
From blisters to snake bites, learn how to be prepared to prevent and treat medical problems that can happen when you are hiking. The information shared by Dr. Curt Kommer can help you make quick decisions when faced with injuries of yourself, a fellow hiker, or someone you run into on the trails. Please read and download a copy to reference at the beginning of each Hiking Season.
Northern Arizona Forests Wildfires
Wildfire Update — Please be aware of the updates for Kaibab National Forest Updates for Wildfires.
Please Click the following to connect to Kaibab National Forest Website
- Red Rock News - May 22, 2020
How to Solo Hike Safely in Sedona
Hiking provides a great way to enjoy the beautiful Sedona scenery while exercising and socializing with great friends. There are times though when enjoying solitude for self-contemplating, traveling at one’s own pace and having the joy of going out for a spontaneous trip is a wonderful way to travel the great Sedona scenery.
Here are few points to consider for the novice solo hiker before embarking on a solo hiking trip.
1) Identify what type of hiker you are: what type of trail do you prefer, what is your hiking skill level? Can you follow trail signs? Do you know how to use a map? What type of terrain are you comfortable hiking? 2) Pick a trail within your abilities. When you are first acquiring your solo hiking skills, ...