Wilson Mountain Spur D

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Distance0.3mi
Elevation Gain267ft
Trailhead Elevation4,500ft
Top4,720ft
Elevation Min/Max4500/4720ft
Elevation Start/End4500/4500ft

Wilson Mountain Spur D

Wilson Mountain Spur D is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 4,500 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 267 feet. This trail connects with the following: Wilson Mountain Spur A.

Wilson Mountain Spur D Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a good hike on a hot day since much of the trail is in a north-facing, shady canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. You’ll have excellent views of Oak Creek Canyon from the First Bench of Wilson Mountain.

The trail starts climbing immediately through mixed chaparral, ponderosa-pine, and oak forest. When the trail reaches the ridge above the picnic area, it turns to the south and follows the ridge a short distance, giving you good views of Oak Creek Canyon. After leaving the ridge the trail climbs southwest up a heavily wooded drainage.

The shade of the large ponderosa pines is a welcome relief on hot days. As the trail nears the base of the massive, buff-colored Coconino sandstone cliffs, it crosses the drainage and begins to switchback up the slope to the east. There are more fine views when the trail reaches the ridge at the top of this slope."

"This is a good hike on a hot day, as much of the trail is in a north-facing, shady canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. You’ll have excellent views of Oak Creek Canyon, the Dry Creek basin, and the Mogollon Rim. The trail starts climbing immediately through mixed chaparral, ponderosa pine, and oak forest. When the trail reaches the ridge above the picnic area, it turns to the south and follows the ridge a short distance, giving you good views of Oak Creek Canyon.

After leaving the ridge, the trail climbs southwest up a heavily wooded drainage. The shade of the large ponderosa pines is a welcome relief on hot days. As the trail nears the base of the massive, buff-colored Coconino sandstone cliffs, it crosses the drainage and begins to switchback up the slope to the east. There are more fine views when the trail reaches the ridge at the top of this slope."

"This is a good hike on a hot day since much of the trail is in a north-facing, shady canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. You’ll have excellent views of Oak Creek Canyon, the Dry Creek basin, and the Mogollon Rim. The trail starts climbing immediately through mixed chaparral, ponderosa pine, and oak forest. When the trail reaches the ridge above the picnic area, it turns to the south and follows the ridge a short distance, giving you good views of Oak Creek Canyon.

After leaving the ridge, the trail climbs southwest up a heavily wooded drainage. The shade of the large ponderosa pines is a welcome relief on hot days. As the trail nears the base of the massive, buff-colored Coconino sandstone cliffs, it crosses the drainage and begins to switchback up the slope to the east. There are more fine views when the trail reaches the ridge at the top of this slope. The trail turns to the south again and follows the ridge onto the First Bench of Wilson Mountain, a gently sloping volcanic plateau level with the east rim of Oak Creek Canyon."

Wilson Mountain Spur D Reviews

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1/1/2006
Great hike, quiet trail, amazing views. Easy to follow. I am not sure what the fire did to the trail in 2007. Hope it is still there.
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5/26/2004
I loved the change from pine forest to red rock to desert back to forest. The views were incredible, but you absolutely have to go on up Wilson Mountain to the end - that's where the best views are.
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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
Munds Park, Wilson Mountain USGS quads
Local Maps

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