Jacks Canyon

Sedona, Arizona

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A little-used trail into a remote portion of the Munds Mountain Wilderness. If you want an all-day hike away from the crowds, you’ll like this trail. Unlike many of the canyons in the Sedona area, Jacks Canyon is open and spacious. It also gets less use than the shorter trails. The first mile or so of trail parallels the Jacks Canyon Road as it heads northeast to skirt a subdivision. As the canyon starts to swing north, you’ll pass an old stock tank, Jacks Canyon Tank, about 2.4 miles from the trailhead. Unlike many of the canyons in the Sedona area, Jacks Canyon is open and spacious. It also gets less use than the shorter trails. As you continue north, the canyon gradually narrows. At its head, a short, steep climb leads to the saddle between the Mogollon Rim and Munds Mountain. Turn left on the Munds Mountain Trail and climb another 0.4 mile to the summit. The best views are from the west rim of this broad mesa.

Jacks Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"A little-used trail into a remote portion of the Munds Mountain Wilderness. If you want an all-day hike away from the crowds, you’ll like this trail. Unlike many of the canyons in the Sedona area, Jacks Canyon is open and spacious. It also gets less use than the shorter trails.

The first mile or so of trail parallels the Jacks Canyon Road as it heads northeast to skirt a subdivision. As the canyon starts to swing north, you’ll pass an old stock tank, Jacks Canyon Tank, about 2.4 miles from the trailhead. Unlike many of the canyons in the Sedona area, Jacks Canyon is open and spacious. It also gets less use than the shorter trails. As you continue north, the canyon gradually narrows. At its head, a short, steep climb leads to the saddle between the Mogollon Rim and Munds Mountain. Turn left on the Munds Mountain Trail and climb another 0.4 mile to the summit. The best views are from the west rim of this broad mesa."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 13.6
Elevation Gain: 2,540 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 hours
Season: All year
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 6,700 feet
Local Contacts: Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Munds Mountain; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Jacks Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

6/2/2005
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The trail is easy to get to, and definitely does not get a lot of human use. I found it frustrating to spend the first section of the trail walking next to a subdivision. I also had some very comical encounters with cattle along the trail - quite a lot. They really tore up portions of the trail, and were pretty fragrant! It is a quiet, long hike if you want solitude, but there are more scenic hikes in the area...



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May 2018