AB Young Trail

Sedona, Arizona

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This is a good trail to the west rim of Oak Creek Canyon, in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. It offers the best views of Oak Creek Canyon from any of the rim trails. The AB Young Trail was originally built to move cattle to and from the rim country; it was improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Walk through the campground and cross Oak Creek. Turn left (south) on the trail that parallels the creek, and watch for the signed junction with the AB Young Trail. It is a good, maintained trail that turns sharply right and starts climbing to the northwest.

AB Young Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a good trail to the west rim of Oak Creek Canyon, in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. It offers the best views of Oak Creek Canyon from any of the rim trails. The AB Young Trail was originally built to move cattle to and from the rim country; it was improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Walk through the campground and cross Oak Creek. Turn left (south) on the trail that parallels the creek, and watch for the signed junction with the AB Young Trail. It is a good, maintained trail that turns sharply right and starts climbing to the northwest."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 9 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 7,200 feet
Local Contacts: Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Munds Park, Wilson Mountain; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to AB Young Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2009
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Awesome trail. It was quite steep, gaining 1700 feet of elevation in under a mile and a half. The view from the top was outstanding. Watch out for thunderstorms though.



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