Did a 20 mile loop from the Brins Mesa TH to the top of Wilson Mt. and back with friends jmzblond and snow22_5150. Great hike, great views!
This is a beautiful hike in red rock country. The best time to go in my opinion is in October when the leaves change in Oak Creek Canyon. It's a great workout hike and I use it as a warm up for the Grand Canyon. The incredible view of Sedona and surrounding area from the top is the ultimate reward for reaching the top. If you go, I suggest the North Wilson trail instead of the main trail at Midgley Bridge. The N. Wilson Trail offers some shade and beautiful pines, not to mention it's a little shorter and a little more challenging.
Just hiked to the summit. No snow on the trail. Great hike with fantastic views. Make sure to go to both overlooks. The southern overlook is unbelievable.
Jay & I took a break from winter in Colorado in May of 1990 and camped out near Sedona. This was one of the many hikes we took during that time. Beautiful country with spectacular views!! I might suggest going a bit earlier as it was already very hot at this time in May.
I hiked this mountain years ago in the winter. There was snow close to 6,000 feet. The snowmelt made it a very muddy climb. The trail had water pouring down it. Near the top the snow was about a foot deep. The View was increadible. I did not realize at the time that I was on a mountain, I thought it was part of the Colorado plateau. The top is so big you have to walk about a mile to reach the other side of the mountain. You cannot see the otherside becouse of the forest. After seeing it on a topo map I saw that it is an actual mountain, not just a hike to a knoll on the Colorado Plateau. From the top of the mountain the peak looks like a little 100 foot knoll. looking at it from the bottom it looks like its part of the Colorado Plateau as well. I did not realize it's flanked by cliffs on all sides.