Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
Each year more than 1 million people enjoy the unique Red Rock Trails near Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek. The magic of these forest trails and their natural surroundings can only be sustained with your help.
Your donation is critical!
Who we areThe Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund is a volunteer coalition of hikers, bikers, equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts who believe that the trails that connect us to the adventure and beauty of the Red Rock are worth caring for.
What you can doThe Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund was created with just one goal: to sustain and enhance the Red Rock trail system. Please consider a donation, grant or bequest to the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund.
How we do itEvery dollar donated goes directly toward our partnership with the Forest Service to achieve the essential maintenance and enhancement of these extraordinary Red Rock trails.
DonateThe magic of these forest trails and their natural surroundings can only be sustained with your help. Your contribution is critical. Red Rock Trail Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization so your contributions are tax deductible. Donate now!
Trail Work Accomplishments for the 2016/2017 Season
- 180 miles of system trails maintained.
- 4.6 miles of new trail and reroutes constructed including: on Andante, Thunder Mountain, Teacup, Crusty, and Oak trails.
- 5.7 miles of trail improvements including reroutes and heavy maintenance including rock armoring, major tread repair, rock stairs and retaining walls constructed.
- 540 trail drainage structures maintained and 47 new drain structures installed for sustainable water drainage during rain events in monsoon season.
- 83 signs and 53 posts or directional arrows installed or replaced. These are vital for an enjoyable experience and to reduce search and rescue.
- 19 Public Volunteer Trail Work events accumulating over 1,540 hours of service to trail maintenance and construction.
- 163 Volunteer Trail Patrols completed for a total of 543 volunteer hours and 7 medical assists, 27 lost visitors assisted, and over 350 visitors contacted.
Donations Allowed for Trail Crews to be Hired
Forest Service Trail Crew (FS) comprised of one trail crew leader and five trail crew members. The trail crew preformed and directed work projects completed by volunteers, ACE, and Friends of the Forest (FOF) Trail crews.
American Conservation Experience (ACE) comprised of one lead and seven crew members worked for 16 weeks on maintenance and construction.
Volunteer Work Day Crews consisted of avid residents, visitors passing through town, members of local organizations including the Verde Valley Cycling Coalition (VVCC), Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund (SRRTF), and The Beaver Creek Trail Coalition (BCTC), and employees from local bicycle shops. The average attendance at the volunteer events was 15 people with volunteer hours totaling over 1100 hours. These organizations and businesses consistently provided coffee, pastries, and pizza to the crew: VVCC, Absolute Bicycles, and Over the Edge Bicycles.
Special Projects Finished Near Sedona and Village of Oak Creek
North Sedona Trail System Renovation and Enhancement. The Red Rock Ranger District identified the trail system running from Soldiers Pass Trailhead to Dry Creek Road as a high priority for reconstruction, renovation, and rehabilitation. The trail system includes the Teacup, Andante, Thunder Mountain, Chimney Rock, and Sugarloaf Trails which all contained highly eroded sections of trail on sandy and steep portions of the historic trail alignments. Major sustainable realignments were recently completed, including:
- Total Trail Maintained - 6.9 miles
- New Trail Constructed – 1.6 miles
- Total Trail Naturalized – 1.5 miles
- Rock Steps Installed – 65 steps
- Rock Armoring Built- 250 feet
- Signs Installed – 8
- Volunteer Labor – 500 hours