Just 15 minutes from downtown Sedona is a fairly easy hike with a beautiful and unique payoff. Sedona is truly an adventure paradise with hikes to waterfalls, amazing views, bridges and there are some stunning caves to see as well! This cave hike is also quite an easy one at only 2 miles roundtrip with not much elevation change.

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What is great about this hike is that it has possibly the coolest view and picture in Sedona that you might not know about. Sure you know all about Devil’s Bridge, Soldier’s Pass, West Fork Trail, Cathedral Rock and other common trails but did you know about the stunning Birthing Cave?

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What is great about this hike being so short is that you can easily pair it with nearby Soldier’s Pass, Bear Mountain or Devil’s Bridge. For more info on those checkout the Top 6 Hikes In Sedona with tips and more on each hike.

How do you get to the birthing cave? It is just 15 minutes from Sedona and you reach it via Long Canyon Trailhead. This is pretty easy as you start at Long Canyon Trailhead and go straight for about .6 miles until there is a fork in the road, and then you go left. From there just another .4 miles going directly towards the mountain you are walking towards. There may be sticks crossed again to keep people off the track as at one point the path was closed for re-vegetation. Thus, please stick to the path if you are hiking there.

Birthing Cave Hike - Sedona

Difficulty:

Easy

Elevation Gain:

300 ft

Length:

2 Miles - Out & Back - 1.5-2 hours

Getting to the hike in itself could be confusing as Google Maps is a little all over the place. This is especially true as there is a good chance you might not have service out there. You will head to Long Canyon Trailhead and there will probably be cars parked to the left where you can see a trail entrance.

Once you find that, there is a trail map just at the start. If you drive to the private golf course you’ve gone too far and it is just a minute before there. Once you find the path it is pretty straightforward.

Start at Long Canyon Trailhead and go straight for about .6 miles until there is a fork in the road, and then you go left, which the sticks direct you to.

From there just another .4 miles going directly at the hill you are walking towards. There may be sticks crossed again to keep people off the track as at one point the path was closed for re-vegetation. Thus, please stick to the path if you are hiking there. You will see the mouth of the cave and probably see people up there or hear them so it isn’t too difficult to find.

Once you make it there is one of the most immaculate views you will ever come across. It truly is stunning and so serene overlooking the red rocks of sedona.

Pros

  • Short hike easy for all levels
  • Dogs allowed on a leash
  • Very cool and serene place if you have it to yourself

Cons

  • Pretty short
  • Easily crowded so try to get there early
  • To take “the picture” you need a wide angle lens or use Pano on an iphone and get into the belly button, which is hard in itself.
  • The crowding also makes taking any pictures tough

Tips

  • Download Offline Google maps as a good chance you won’t have service as you get to the trailhead.
  • It is the trail to the left just before you get to the private golf course.
  • Good quick hike so you can also do Soldier’s Pass or Devil’s Bridge nearby.
  • Try not to go during peak times
  • Use Pano on your iphone from the bellybutton to take the picture.
  • Don’t be the jerk who sits on the edge for 30 minutes while people want a picture.


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