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West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead

West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead is a dog-friendly, well-maintained three mile trail in the Coconino National Forest. The trail goes through the Oak Creek canyon with many different plants for your pooch to see and sniff, and in several places the trail crosses a beautiful creek. Your dog must remain on leash at all times, and you may be subject to ticketing and fines if you do not comply. Please contact the USDA Forest Service for current rates and fees regarding use of the trail, as well as fire danger level. Visit Website

Or call (928) 527-3600 for more information.


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West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,275 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Gooter
    Oct. 22, 2021

    Dogs LOVED the river. so thankful for this app that pointed us to this spot. very busy hiking trails, lots of dogs. Gorgeous scenery

  • Carleen
    Aug. 8, 2021
    Great Adventure for the Dog!

    Our dog loves hiking, and it's even better when she can paddle in and sample the local running water. This is a trail which is well-maintained and widely considered one of the best hikes in the area. It's easy to navigate, heavily trafficked, but not well sign posted. The trail cruises a creek in several places and does have some rocky scrambles which are pretty easy to get over (in case you have kids). The water in the creek was pristine and clear and the dog had a blast splashing around in it! You don't have to go far at all to see water (we only went 2 miles), but apparently there's some good swimming about 3 miles in!

    There is a hefty fine for letting your dog off its leash because this trail is surrounded by a protected riparian ecosystem. Several people let their dogs off, but please be responsible humans and don't. Especially because you don't know if other dogs will be uncomfortable with it, and you also don't know if your dog will just see an animal it's never seen before and go after it. Please please please stop disregarding these rules.

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