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Went to photograph Wilson Canyon yesterday. The weather at the time was cloudy with some periodic sprinkles. The trail starts just north of the Midgley Bridge Parking lot. This parking lot is small and normally full, but due to the weather there were a few...More
We avoided the crowd at the south trailhead near the bridge and instead went to the North Wilson Trailhead #123 near the picnic area (89A on the way to Flagstaff). There are restrooms at the picnic area near the trailhead. We only hiked to the...More
The trail to the canyon is a pleasant stroll through the trees and criss crossing a dry stream bed for about 1.5 miles. At the trail ends here sign is where the word 'amazing' comes in.
Go a few steps past the sign and you...More
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
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
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
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