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Wilson Canyon Trail

Route 89A, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-282-4119
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cross over the stream many times.. beautiful

hiked in March and water still in the stream beds.. very beautiful, small water falls... when you... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Gee S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
It may be have a beautiful view at the top but not sure it's worth it.

This is the rockiest trail ever. I found myself looking down 90% of the time making sure I didn't... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
San Diego
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Route 89A, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-282-4119
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

hiked in March and water still in the stream beds.. very beautiful, small water falls... when you get to the end, you can climb the visita and views are wonderful ... pack a picnic to eat at the end

Thank Gee S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the rockiest trail ever. I found myself looking down 90% of the time making sure I didn't trip or lose my balance walking on the rocks. I really didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped. It's a one and done hike for...More

Thank SDPadres
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great and at at times moderately strenuous hike. Nice hike to get away from the usual crowds. Canyon views are wonderful.

Thank G5270LNandrewk
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We started our trek from the Encinosa Picnic/Day Use area and took the north Wilson Mt. Trail #123. It is a gradual uphill hike for about a mile, then turns to switchbacks. This portion of the trail I would classify as moderate/advanced due to the...More

Thank RRRRRandy
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Just north of Sedona on Hwy 89A, turn immediately left once you cross Midgely Bridge. This is easy to get to but unfortunately the lot is very small and difficult to find a parking space when the weather is nice. If you are lucky, head...More

1  Thank Gary G
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We are just getting into the rigor of hiking, so Wilson Canyon was a good choice for us. Parking is tight, and as with all of the trail heads in the Res Rock State Park, a day fee is required to park. UNLESS: you have...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We arrived late afternoon on Friday. The tourist information center volunteer was so helpful. She suggested several places with great views. We took this hike Saturday morning. Fabulous views!

Thank Burd825
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great views worth the hike to the top of Wilson Mountain. We took the trailhead from the north parking lot and proceeded to the top, including the Sedona lookout. The views were spectacular from the top and well worth the hike. The total hike up...More

Thank Peppygal
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My family wanted to do a short hike after stuffing ourselves with Mexican and came across the Wilson Canyon Trail. As other reviewers have mentioned the hike follows a dry river bed, crossing it often, with a slight change in grade. The shade was nice...More

1  Thank MichiganTess
Reviewed 23 November 2014

This was a tough and long ascent. TAKE POLES - you will need them up and down. We approached from Wilson North. Walked through tall growth forest with Autumn colors and leaves falling. Stones, pebbles, sand make the steep ascent/descent treacherous. After 2500" ascent (2...More

Thank EnjoyExploring2
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