NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary: A hard hike up to the top of the highest peak in Sedona

Challenge Level: Hard

Hiking Distance: 4.5 miles in-out to the First Bench and a view of Sedona; 7.6 miles in-out to the Sedona Overlook

Trailhead Location: Park in the Encinoso Picnic area parking lot

Description: You’ll be climbing up the north face of Wilson Mountain a total of 2500 feet cumulative elevation if you go all the way to the Sedona Overlook. You’ll hike through a Pondarosa Pine Forest for some of the way. The trail gets very narrow with drop offs on the way to the First Bench. Once on the First Bench for a nice view of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff. In about 2 1/4 miles you’ll intersect the Wilson Mountain South Trail and a nice view of Sedona nearby. If you continue to follow the Wilson Mountain Trail up, you’ll come to a fork in the trail. Go right to the Boynton Canyon Overlook. Go left to the Sedona Overlook. The photos below are from the Sedona Overlook.

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