North Wilson Trail #123
ElevationAscent: 1,542' 470 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,302' 1,921 m
Low: 4,760' 1,451 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)
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“A steep climb up to the First Bench on Wilson Mountain that stays cooler in the shadows.”— JC Condon
As you near the cliff, the trail will bend back to the north as you climb sharply up the craggy slope. Lots of impressive rock work has been done here to stabilize the trail. When you top-out after the steepest section you are rewarded with a sweeping view from the First Bench. Columnar basalt cliffs across the way and small glimpses of what you'll see if you continue to the top.
At the junction with the Wilson Mountain Trail #10 you can either turn around, or take on one more steep section (passing a fire crew cache box) to the top of the flat-topped peak and gain some of the most spectacular views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon.