The North Wilson Trail is a cooler route to the Wilson Mountain Trail. It starts just north of Encinoso Picnic Area, 3 miles up canyon from Midgley Bridge. The two trails join at a point midway up the mountain. See the map, below.
At the top you'll be rewarded with views that stretch over hundreds of square miles of scenic canyon country and include Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Coffee Pot Rock, Capitol Butte, Sterling Canyon and the Verde Valley.
See, Wilson Mountain Trail #10
At a Glance
April to November
Red Rock District - 928-203-2900
Elevation: 4759 at trailhead
Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 20 miles or north from Sedona for about 5 miles on US 89A. Watch for roadside signs for Encinoso Picnic Area.