THE WILSON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT HIKE

“A Red Rock Mountain Summit Adventure and a Spectacular Panoramic Wilderness Journey”

Wilson Mountain, standing tall at approximately 7,122 feet in elevation is Sedona’s highest summit and the Wilson Mountain Trail described as the most strenuous hike in all the Sedona area! Climbing steeply up approximately 2800 feet in elevation, the Wilson Mountain Summit hike not only offers a great fitness and training workout, but also THE most spectacular and panoramic scenery of all Sedona and the surrounding Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness area including Wilson Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon & Humphrey’s Peak, Sterling Canyon and Secret Mountain. With its many magnificent viewpoints afforded throughout this challenging journey, it is without a doubt that this incredible adventure will keep you breathless and spellbound each and every step of the way!

So if you’re up for a very rigorous and challenging hiking journey that’s a great fitness/training workout with extraordinary scenery all along the way…. .then please do come out and join us for a really fun day and an amazing adventure…..to the top of Wilson Mountain in Sedona’s gorgeous Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness!

Total Estimated Hiking Distance: Approximately 11.8 miles RT

Total Hiking Time: Average 5-7 hours

Total Elevation Gain: Approximately 2800 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

Pictures will be highly encouraged along the journey. But we will need to remain cognizant of the time to ensure a safe group return within a reasonable round trip hiking time.

We will take a short break for snacks and pictures and regroup up at the summit.

Please plan to bring at least 2-3 liters of water, plenty of protein, carbs and snacks are recommended.

Air temps may be a bit chilly in the am so plan to dress in layers: Have a warm jacket and gloves. Also for throughout the day, sun screen, hats and protective clothing are recommended.

You do NOT need a 4WD or HCV vehicle for this hike.

Parking will be very limited at the trailhead so plan to car pool with other club members. Car pools can be arranged on meet up prior to the event or at the meet up location the morning of.

Please note: As Eric has previously stated, there has never been anyone left behind before in this club so please do NOT worry if you do not have a car pool arranged prior to the day of the event.

A Red Rock Day Visitor Pass IS required and can be purchased for $5 online or at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center or any at kiosk. Please note that for the duration of the Government Shutdown only, a Red Rock Day Visitor Pass will NOT be required.

There will NOT be a restroom facility available at the trailhead. Please note that for the duration of the Government Shutdown only, that although Forest Service trails will be open for use, all trailhead restrooms will closed and NOT be available.

We will plan on getting together for lunch after the hike. A place for great home made Mexican food, excellent service and reasonable prices is Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina. It’s conveniently located just south of town on Hwy 179, thus has less crowds and makes for a great place to stop and get a quick bite to eat on the way back to Phoenix.

Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina

6646 Hwy 179, #212

Sedona, AZ 86351

Tel:[masked]

http://www.marias-restaurant.com/

For more information about the Wilson Mountain Hike including a map and driving directions, you can check out these recommended websites:

http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=151

http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/sedona/wilson-mountain-trail.html

http://www.summitpost.org/wilson-mountain-north-trail/788113

http://thehikehouse.com/trails/wilson-mountain-trail

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=55438&actid=50

If you have any other further questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached by email at [masked].

Join or login to comment.

  • Laura H.

    What a gorgeous day, an awesome hike and a great workout!!! Thank you everyone who made it out....It was a real pleasure to have had the priviledge of hiking with you today.....and I look forward to seeing you again soon....on the next TLC Hiking Club adventure!!! :)

    Laura Halik

    2 · October 26

    • Gloria T.

      Thank you laura I had a fun time ...even thkugh I was slow you guys were great

      2 · October 26

    • Laura H.

      You're welcome Gloria, I'm glad you started feeling better! It was great hiking with you again....I had a really fun time too!!! :)

      2 · October 26

  • Debra O.

    Good thing I didn't go...Hope it was a very good time for all.

    October 26

    • Laura H.

      Thanks Deb! No worries, I hope you are feeling better and look forward to seeing you soon! :)

      October 26

  • Gloria T.

    Great hike! ! Beautiful

    2 · October 26

  • Debra O.

    Feeling a little under the weather Laura! Better not chance getting out there and feeling unable to complete hike. Have fun

    October 25

    • Gloria T.

      Awww debra was looking forward to seeing y u !

      1 · October 25

  • Laura H.

    Hey guys! Its looking like a high of 76 and a low of 48 for tomorrow.....so its going to be gorgeous for this hike! We've got a great group too.....so it'll be a really fun day! Should need to reach me, by phone or text, my cell is[masked]-0343.

    TIME TO ROCK.....and......JUST DO IT!!! LOL! :)

    We'll see ya manana, Laura

    1 · October 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Laura I had to cancel. I am here with my 81 yr dad from Florida. I can't leave him by himself for a whole day. I am so sorry It will be a great day. Have fun. I hope to join your club another time. Ps I have been hiking the last few days. Hot here too!

    October 23

    • Laura H.

      So sorry to hear, Gayle! But look forward to your joining the club in the near future! :)

      October 24

  • Punya R.

    This is a great hike . I did this in May . Stunning views from the top. Will come if my ankle feels ok.

    October 21, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Thanks Punya! Yes, this will be a great hike and we do hope you can come join us. Please keep us posted! :)

      October 21, 2013

  • Ken H.

    Laura.. I really wanted to do this hike, The Sedona area is great. Good Luck, I have to work the State Fair this weekend and next.. I know you guys will have fun!

    October 21, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Thanks Ken! Have fun at the State Fair and.....we'll see you on the next adventure!! :)

      October 21, 2013

  • Laura H.

    One last thing....As far as the dining goes.....I know its become sort of a tradition now to do a burger and a beer afterwards so I will leave it up to the vote of the group. But while up in Sedona this past weekend, I found a GREAT place for burgers/beer that I now highly recommend called "Nicks". Its a really small, quiet, "down home" kind of place where the locals go, so nothing fancy, but the food is excellent and the prices very reasonable. You can check it out at http://www.nickswestside.com/­. There is also a 20% off coupon too....http://www.nickswestside.com/im...­.

    That's it and all I have......but if you have any other questions, feel free to email me or my cell is[masked]-0343. Otherwise......LETS JUST ROCK AND.......DO IT!!! :)

    Have a great week.....we'll see ya Saturday!

    Laura
    .

    October 21, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey guys! Looking forward to doing this hike with ya'll next Sat!! A quick reminder for you.....with the gov't now open again.....YES, we will need to purchase Red Rock Passes for $5 per vehicle-We can stop on the way at the Visitors Center on 179A, south of town, or you can also purchase them online at http://www.myscenicdrives.com/s...­. For more information about where to purchase Red Rock Passes-Check out..... http://www.redrockcountry.org/p...­.

    Was just up there this past weekend. October in Sedona is gorgeous and perfect for hiking. We should have a really fun and beautiful day for this hike!!!

    Laura

    October 21, 2013

  • Sobha Y.

    Sorry have to give up and Saturday hike , I have to go to the Europa fitness Expo to represent obstacle course racing . See you all November 9

    October 15, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Sorry you cannot make it Sobha,....but good luck with the expo! And.....we'll see you at the Ridgeline!! :)

      October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks laura perfect see you there!

    October 14, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Absolutely! See you there, Gayle. :)

      October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will be in Sedona the day of the event is it possible to meet up somewhere sedona or at Wilson trail head (approx. time at trailhead .) thanks!!

    October 13, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hello Gayle! If you'd like to meet up with us in Sedona at the TH.....I am estimating an ETA of 8:30am.

      October 14, 2013

  • Diane

    Bummer...Laura, this sounds like great fun. I am working that Saturday! ARGH!

    October 7, 2013

    • Diane

      Laura...no kidding...every third weekend and lately seems like every two. Sometimes I can move my days but there is no where to move it on days when I have meetings at the hospital on my off days...We will have to get together to do a midweek hike...you game?

      October 7, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Possibly.....I'll contact you. I'm a little concerned about you.....I think you're workin too much! :)

      October 7, 2013

4 went

Our Sponsors

  • LendSmart Mortgage NMLS 4474

    2.000% towards the Closing Costs on a FHA Home Purchase. BK 0908384

People in this
Meetup are also in:

You don't have to be an expert to start your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy