Sycamore Canyon
Canyon Day Hiking
Sycamore Canyon:  Basalt Spires and Cool Pools
The Parsons Trail into Sycamore Canyon is one of the finest trails in all of Arizona.  Highly scenic, challenging but not diffcult, and with a generous reward at the end; natural springs and a dunk into a clear, crisp pool.  As we zizag across Sycamore Creek, tributary to the Verde River, we look up a soaring canyon walls of volcanic rock, eagles, fish, and coyote.  This is a wonderful hike to add to your list!

Check out our other Arizona Canyon Hiking tours , our adventurous Canyon BackPacking tours , and our comfortable Canyon BaseCamping tours !

sycamore canyon sedona hiking
sycamore canyon sedona hiking
sycamore canyon sedona hiking
sycamore canyon sedona hiking
Distance: 7 miles

Elevation Change: 600 foot ascent


1 person: $390
2 people: $190 per person
3 people: $160 per person
4-5 people: $130 per person
6 people: $110 per person
​Age 10 and under:  $100 per person

What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Flagstaff or Sedona hotel, excellent picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, licensed geologist/guides

What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our  Reservation Request  page. Or call our office at 1-602-904-2536, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
​Blue Marble can grab you from your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, or you may choose to meet at the designated meeting place, which will be included in your pre-trip information packet. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

To guarantee your reservation we require a 50% deposit. We collect the remaining balance 30 days prior to the hike departing. Any cancellation made more than 15 days prior to departure will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 15 days will receive a 50% refund and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the trip. There are no refunds for late arrivals.