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Black Canyon Trail #114

Hiking Trail or Trailhead
The Black Canyon Trail #114 passes cacti and brush as it begins its climb out of the Verde Valley. – USDA Forest Service

ADA Accessibility Notes

This trail is considered to be of moderate to difficult level of challenge and is not accessible to wheelchairs.

Black Canyon Trail #114 is exceptionally scenic and provides panoramic views of the Verde Valley, the red rock country above Sedona, and the San Francisco Peaks. There is an elevation gain of over 2,200 feet from the bottom of the trail to where it meets Forest Road 413, making it a good choice for horseback riders and hikers looking for a more challenging route. Tail #114 begins at Quail Springs in cactus, mesquite, and juniper. It climbs steadily along the slopes overlooking Black Canyon. The upper portion of the trail enters Gaddes Canyon where ponderosa pines grow alongside large walnut and oak trees to create a lush, green canopy not often encountered in this part of Arizona. TR 114 connects with several other roads and trails to provide diverse recreation opportunities across a large area.

Note: Black Canyon Trail is a non-motorized trail that allows only hikers, horse riders, and mountain bikers.

Pet Friendly Notes

Yavapai County law stipulates that pets must be on a leash no longer than 6-feet, or confined in a vehicle or kennel while visiting the Prescott National Forest.

Trail Distance

6.4 miles one way

Vertical Gain or Loss


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