Oak Creek Canyon
The Canyon
Rank: #4 Canyon Depth: 2,500 ft.
Rim Elevation: 7,060 ft. Stream Elevation: 4,560 ft.
Vegetation: Pinyon-juniper woodland to ponderosa pine. Frequently Seen Animals: deer
Hiking Season: April to November  
The Trail
Name: Wilson Mtn. Trail, #10 Difficulty: Strenuous
Length of Hike (r/t): 11.2 miles Trail Elevation Change: 2,400 ft.
Trail Low Point: 4,560 ft.  Trail High Point: 6,960 ft.
Water: None  
Tips: The trail starts just past the gate on the east side of the old road, directly beside the upright rock with a brass plaque commemorating Richard Wilson, who was killed by a bear in Wilson Canyon in 1885. Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979.
Hiking Permit Needed: None Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed Horses Permitted: Yes
Cross-country Skiing Permitted: Yes, but not advisable on steep sections Mountain Bikes Permitted: No
Swimming: None  
Safety Tips: Carry plenty of water!  This is a steep hike with occasional shade! The majority of the elevation gain is in the first mile of the hike.
The Drive
General Location: 20 miles south of Flagstaff Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Sedona  
Directions: Trailhead is about 2 miles northeast of Sedona on west side of HWY 89A. Parking is available at the east end of Midgely Bridge. Please do not block the gate.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Wilson Mtn., Munds Park Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Red Rock Ranger District, P.O. Box 300, Sedona AZ 86336, (928) 282-4119
Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/wilson-mtn-tr.shtml

3-D View     |    Map to Trailhead     |    Map of Hike     |     Hike Info     |     Photo