Phoenix: North Wilson Trail

Climb 2,300 feet in 3 miles to a pine forest and red-rock views on this 6.8-mile out-and-back excursion.
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Climb 2,300 feet in 3 miles to a pine forest and red-rock views on this 6.8-mile out-and-back excursion.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.1

Waypoints

NWT001

Location: 34.925594329834, -111.735191345215

Trail starts N from picnic area parking

NWT002

Location: 34.9247856140137, -111.737770080566

Enter Red Rock/Secret Mtn. Wilderness

NWT003

Location: 34.9217681884766, -111.743110656738

Bear L (S) across intermittent creekbed

NWT004

Location: 34.9195022583008, -111.743835449219

Picnic among giant pines in a shady canyon

NWT005

Location: 34.9200668334961, -111.742614746094

Canyon view

NWT006

Location: 34.9106636047363, -111.740875244141

Veer W to continue hike @ jct. with Wilson Mtn. Trail; go S for viewpoint detour

NWT007

Location: 34.9104461669922, -111.741027832031

Detour: view of Sedona, red-rock pillars; backtrack to continue

NWT008

Location: 34.9116668701172, -111.743469238281

Intermittent stream (wet season water source); switchback up Wilson Mtn.

NWT009

Location: 34.9146881103516, -111.750663757324

Wilson Mtn. summit (7,045 ft.); head S to Sedona overlook

NWT010

Location: 34.9095115661621, -111.749771118164

View of Sedona from 3,000-ft. ledge; for off-trail camping follow mesa NW