AB Young Trail

Sedona, Arizona 86339

AB Young Trail

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."

AB Young Trail Reviews

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7/19/2018
This is a fabulous trail but somewhat challenging - lots of switchbacks and a 2,000 ft elevation gain. The views of red rocks, ponderosas, and Oak Creek Canyon get more and more amazing as you climb up to the high forest. The hike back down is steep with lots of exposure and loose rocks. We saw deer and tons of lizards. The cool creek water afterward is a joy.
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7/4/2009
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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Trail Information

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