Take it to the top, as in tabletop with this three-mile (one-way) hike that leads you to a tabletop mesa with panoramic views of the Sedona red rocks. There’s a 600-foot elevation change, and the trail is a bit steep; however, there are plenty of places to pause and take in the view. And the view at the top is more than worth it. Along the trail, you’ll experience some of the area’s most spectacular landmarks, including Coffee Pot Rock and Chimney Rock.
The trail is easily accessible from Uptown Sedona or from Soldier Pass trail. In Sedona, you can pick up the trail when you take Jordan Road west from US 89A in Uptown. It’s about a mile to the trailhead. Keep in mind the latter part of Jordan Road is a bit rough.
You can also pick up the Brins Mesa Trail where it intersects with Soldier Pass Trail. Take US 89A through Uptown Sedona (right of the “Y”) to Dry Creek Road. Turn north and about a mile later you’ll reach Vultee Arch Road. Take this north about two and a half miles to the Soldier Pass trailhead. You can pick up the Brins Mesa Trail about a mile and a half into the Soldier Pass hike.
No mountain bikes or other mechanized vehicles allowed on the trail; however, hikers share the Brins Mesa Trail with horseback riders.