April 28, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated VERY DIFFICULT!
One of my favorite trails is on Wilson Mountain! This hike heads straight for some of the most panoramic views in the Sedona area. This is a long hard climb but along the way we will have outstanding scenery including Oak Creek Canyon, the Dry Creek basin and the Mogollon Rim. We'll pause at the top for lunch before heading back the way we came. Please remember to carry plenty of water, nutritious snacks & lunch, hats, sunscreen, good shoes, cameras and plenty of water. Let me know if you plan to meet at the carpool location or directly at the trailhead!
A Red Rock Pass is required so be sure the drivers have one to display.
DISTANCE: 8 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 2300 ft
TRAIL STYLE: In-and-out style
DURATION: 5+ hours
DOGS: Not recommended.
WEBSITE: Forest Service
CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll meet at the McDonald's parking lot at the intersection of Carefree Highway and I17. The address is 3140 W Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ. Park along the wall by the street. We'll leave there by 7:00 am!
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: Follow the Google map link above to Midgley Bridge located about 1 mile NE outside Sedona on Rt 89A. The coordinates are 34.886, -111.742. The trailhead is located immediately after (the east side of) the bridge. Parking is limited so consider carpooling. We'll meet there at 9:00 am!