Wilson Canyon

Sedona, Arizona

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This is an easy, popular walk up a red-rock canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. The Wilson Canyon Trail starts from the north end of the parking area and stays near the rim of the inner canyon. After this gorge ends at a high, dry waterfall, the Jim Thompson Trail branches left. The trail wanders another half-mile up the canyon though fine stands of Arizona cypress before fading out.

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"This is an easy, popular walk up a red-rock canyon in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness.

The Wilson Canyon Trail starts from the north end of the parking area and stays near the rim of the inner canyon. After this gorge ends at a high, dry waterfall, the Jim Thompson Trail branches left. The trail wanders another half-mile up the canyon though fine stands of Arizona cypress before fading out."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 440 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: All year
Trailhead Elevation: 4,600 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Sedona Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Munds Park; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Wilson Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

8/30/2007
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The Wilson Canyon trail is a good short hike that is close to Sedona. It would probably make a good after dinner hike, but in the summer it's best to start it early in the morning. By afternoon, the parking lot can become quite crowded.



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May 2018