Hiking The North Wilson Trail

The 43rd most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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Northeast of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon, the North Wilson Trail is a 7 mile round trip up 2,300 feet for an awesome vista on the way up of Mt Wilson (7045 feet).

The hiking trailhead is located 4.6 miles north of Sedona on SR89A at the Encinosa Picnic Area.

Beginning in oak and chaparral forest, the route climbs through dense pine forest and many switchback before reaching the summit.

Overall, North Wilson Trail is the 43rd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby North Wilson Trail including West Clear Creek Trail, Huckaby Trail, West Fork Trail, Hot Loop Trail, Cathedral Rock / Templeton Trail and Wilson Mountain TrailJim Thompson Trail.


Local Contact(s):  CNF (928) 282-4119; Sedona Tourism (800) 288-7336; Arizona Tourisim (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Red Agave Resort, Oak Creek (928) 284-9327; Crescent Moon Cabin (928) 443-8280

Luxury Loding:  L Auberge de Sedona (928) 282-1661; Enchantment (928) 282-2900

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Coffee Pot; Hitchin' Post

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  8/10/2016

ID:  15389


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