Wilson Mountain/Oak Creek Canyon Climber's Log

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RaymondShevsky - Apr 5, 2022 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2022

Enjoyable toddle from MIdgley Bridge  Sucess!

Beautiful hike! One highlight was seeing the flowering alligator junipers on the last plateau below the ascent to the summit area.


mstender - Jul 25, 2020 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2020

North Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up the North Trail from the picnic area. We didn't go to the overlooks as storm clouds were moving in but views from the summit were pretty nice.


birdhead - Apr 1, 2018 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2018

South Trail  Sucess!

Made it up to the plateau on top and followed the trail to a saddle. Bushwhacked up to the high point to the north of the saddle. The actual summit is a very sharp rock spire. Nice views and moderate hike.


rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2016

Wilson  Sucess!

Camped out with BB. Hit the viewpoints and the summit.


hgrapid - Apr 30, 2017 12:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2017

Left my shoes, shirt, and shorts by the south trailhead  Sucess!

Relatively cool day, which was nice. I visited the summit, the north overlook, and the south overlook. I had to change for a lunch afterwards, but I left my shoes (with new insoles), my t-shirt, and my hiking shorts by the south trailhead.


scgrant - Feb 4, 2016 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2016

Wilson Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked up the North Wilson Trail from the Encinoso Picnic area. The trail was hard packed snow the majority of the way to the first bench, but then was untracked after that. From the First Bench we blazed a trail in the shin deep snow the rest of the way to the top. Great hike and awesome views of Humphreys Peak and Sedona along the way.


mcmurdosound - Feb 8, 2013 4:10 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2011

beautiful  Sucess!

found a semi-hidden path through oak creek canyon that led us to spectacular pools and views. had our own "rock beach" for hours. only saw one other couple!


nader - May 1, 2012 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2012

Wilson Mountain  Sucess!

Very Beautiful. Climbed via North Trail.


hightinerary - Jul 30, 2011 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2001

A Ball on Wilson  Sucess!

A fun, scenic hike.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Apr 29, 2011 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2011

Fun day  Sucess!

With Luna, the trail dog. Hiked up the North Wilson Mountain Trail. Really neat, the bottom part through the forest was filled with wildflowers. Once we popped out on the First Bench, it was more typical Arizona-ish to me. Hit the Sedona overlook first and then the true summit. Didn't see a summit register though. Summit reminded me of the Oregon volcanic stuff I am used to. We decided to hike down the South Wilson Mountain Trail to Midgely Bridge(ly) after seeing that side from the overlook. Was much hotter than the North Trail so we ended up going much slower since Luna was not liking the heat. She did enjoy seeing the ring-necked lizard on the First Bench on the way down though. Neat loop hike.


osatrik - Dec 5, 2009 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Cool day in December  Sucess!

Only a couple dozen signed into the register in 2009 -- I suppose most folks come up to go to one of the viewpoints on the trail rather than to the true summit, which involves about 200 yards of off trail hiking. The worst of it is right at the junction, then the underbrush gets less ornery.


mountaingazelle - Mar 17, 2009 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

South Trail  Sucess!

Great hike from Midgely Bridge. Went to the summit and both north and south overlooks. Then a late afternoon thundershower chased us down the mountain.


cp0915 - May 27, 2008 11:43 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Wilson Mtn Trail from Bridge  Sucess!

Wonderful hike with MoapaPk and DB. The final summit crag added a great final touch.


MoapaPk - May 27, 2008 10:57 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

great flowers  Sucess!

This pleasant hike was on the last day of the "Youth in Asia" tour with my good friends DB, CP, and Hugh de Q.

Apparently, there was a summit register, placed by juh33, well before the 2006 fire. The current register appears to date from 2006.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 26, 2008 9:34 pm

Nice  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked up here in November 2000 (I think).


edevart - Dec 15, 2007 2:23 am

NAU  Sucess!

Hiked up to the north and south viewpoints a few times, but looking back, I don't think I ever actually got to the true summit. My old guidebook (pre-topozone, national geo topo days) listed the summit at 7045'. I hiked up to the small 7045 hill, but it wasn't until recently that I paid closer attention and realized that there is a 7122' point on the east rim. Thanks for the pics brianhughes! Gotta go back now, not complaining...it is a great hike.

Oh, and I recommend the route from Encinoso picnic area. A shady canyon, and nice old growth.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 19, 2007 10:20 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1994

Red Rocks Rule

May 1994. Took a friend up his first mountain here, up South trail. He did not believe in the need for sun screen ...yet. But a beautiful intro to hiking for him and Sedona red rock country for both of us. Later hike into Oak Creek canyon also a high point. Had to hike alone as my friend recovered from sun burn and heartburn from spicy food consumed after the climb.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 28, 2007 3:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2002

Via South Trail  Sucess!

We backpacked on the mountain for two days with our dog just for the fun of it. Great vistas and good times. Photos are here: Mount Wilson backpack


surgent - Oct 10, 2006 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Astounding, yet sad...  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked to the long summit plateau, south to the Sedona overlooks, then north to the north edge and an unreal panorama of humphreys Peak and the Coconino Plateau. I made a short side-hike to the 'summit' of the peak, a small side hill near the south-east edge. Amazing all-day hike... then a week later the Brins Fire obliterated everything. We feel fortunate to have seen the mountain and forest before being burned out; it'll take years for this area to recover. All part of the regeneration cycle, but still, very sad. We had a very personal, emotional connection to the mountain - made only moreso sad by the ensuing fire.


trip4182 - Jul 21, 2005 2:07 am

Route Climbed: North Wilson Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome weather, great views, and a bear sighting.

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