Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Diving Board Day Hike
when Sunday, April 3, 2022
where Sedona
the hike     Still to this day (miraculously) one of the better kept secrets in Sedona, Diving Board is a challenging destination but still accessible to most seasoned hikers. Due to the closing of a carpool staging area, the Yavapai Vista Trailhead in the 2016 club hike may be too crowded to accommodate our quantity of vehicles, but I have another access point to the goal.
    We will meet near the Red Agave Resort in the Village of Oak Creek with on-street parking. Adjacent to the Resort is the start of the Slim Shady trail, and from there we will transition to Made in the Shade and eventually veer off onto a unmapped social trail to the Diving Board. Unlike those of you on the 2016 version may remember, we will see the Diving Board almost immediately upon initiation. It will appear to be inaccessible, but not to worry—I will get you there!
    Please note the social trail may be somewhat overgrown in segments, as well as having areas that are rocky and uneven with modest ledges. We should be back to the trailhead by early afternoon to get Valley participants on their way home before the height of the Flagstaff rush.
    If you are planning to attend the Crook Trail club hike on April 2 with Victoria, perhaps make a weekend of it? An optimal motel or AirBnB staging area would be Camp Verde or Rimrock which are within 30 minutes of the trailhead for both hikes. Otherwise, viable for a day trip as the Diving Board origin will avoid traffic congestion in the Sedona area.
distance 4-4½ miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +-600' elevation change
type In and out
starting at Red Agave Resort
on trail 50%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Sedona
leader    Email the leader to confirm with your contact number day of hike.
meet 9:30 AM at trailhead—I am not coordinating carpools.
drive
•  From Phoenix, take I-17 north to the Sedona-Oak Creek exit 298 for SR179.
Travel through the Village of Oak Creek to the last roundabout then left (Bell Rock Blvd).
Take the 2nd right to the “n” shaped Canyon Circle Drive and park on the inner portion.
(Suggestion—just use Google Maps, or whatever you employ, to Red Agave Resort)

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