Eagles Nest Trail

Red Rock Arizona State Park
Located 3.8 miles from Sedona, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
3,406 Steps 1  (1.6 mi)

The most difficult trail within Red Rock State Park is the Eagles Nest Trail; the trail climbs several hundred feet as it zigzags to the highest point in the park overlooking the unique red rock formations of the canyon. Access the trail from the Kisva Trail or Coyote Ridge Trail; the park built a five mile network of connector trails with many wooden bridges that cross Oak Creek. Each trail gives a different perspective of this interesting state park.

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The Eagles Nest Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,099 ft (1,249 m), a minimum elevation of 3,850 ft (1,173 m), and an elevation range of 249 ft (76 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,4061.6 mi3,850 ft4,099 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
40 min21.4257 ft265 ft
[ B to A ]
39 min22.1265 ft257 ft

What is the length of the Eagles Nest Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) or 3,406 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Eagles Nest Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 40 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 39 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Eagles Nest Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Red Rock Arizona State Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Loy Butte, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Wilson Mountain, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Munds Park, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Page Springs, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Sedona, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Munds Mountain, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cornville, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Lake Montezuma, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Casner Butte, AZ

Is there an Eagles Nest trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Eagles Nest Trail is located on the Sedona topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.