Oak Creek Homestead, Red Rock District, Arizona
The Oak Creek Homestead Trail takes you from Highway 89A (about half way between Sedona and Cottonwood) almost all the way (you have to hike the last half a mile) to Oak Creek where you’ll find the ruins of an old rock-walled house, and a cool stream to soak your feet in.
The Oak Creek Homestead is certainly a historical area to visit, as you can see the remaining evidence of an early settlement, but it’s probably one of the least scenic trails in the Sedona area. Still, it has its charms, and is a relatively short run for those looking for an additional quick place to explore, or for those who want an easy trail with some mild Four-wheel Drive challenges.
This is an older Video from when you could drive down to the creek, before it was closed off due to concerns with the water shed getting contaminated:
You can see some photos of this trip here: