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North Wilson Mountain Private Hike

Sedona, AZ

Trip Highlights

  • Desert Peak
  • Rock Formations
  • Stunning Views
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch
  • Top-shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles

Description

Sedona’s highest point is our most challenging Sedona day hike and provides one of the best opportunities for landscape photos. We begin our hike in Oak Creek Canyon and scramble our way 1500 feet up North Wilson Trail to the Wilson Bench. The south side of Wilson bench offers breathtaking views of Mitten Ridge, uptown Sedona, Munds Mountain Wilderness, and more. We’ll continue up another 700 feet to the north end of Wilson Mountain and its panoramic views into the heart of Sedona’s red rock country. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch from the top, overlooking Sedona’s breathtaking Red Rock landscapes, then return the way we came. If the snow is melting or it’s just rained, a waterfall just east of our trailhead is also an amazing site!

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

6-8 Hours
$145-495 per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 6-8 Hours
Distance: 8.4MI / 13.5KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2

  • Level 1: 2-6 miles, less than 500 feet elevation change on good trails
  • Level 2: 3-8 miles, up to 2000 feet of elevation change on good trails
  • Level 3: 4-10 miles, up to 3000 feet of elevation change on good to rugged trails
  • Level 4: 4-12 miles, up to 4000 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail
  • Level 5: 6-16 miles, up to 5,500 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail

SOLITUDE LEVEL 3

  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves
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RATES

RATES

  • 1 person: $495
  • 2 people: $245 per person
  • 3 people: $215 per person
  • 4-5 people: $175 per person
  • 6-7 people: $145 per person
  • 10 and younger: $105 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include a required National Park Service fee (5%) or gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

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Trip Details

Trip Details

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED (REQUIRED)

  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED (RECOMMENDED)

  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide

FOOD: WHAT TO EXPECT

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

WHERE DO WE MEET?

This tour includes pick-up at your hotel in Sedona. Your guide will be in contact approximately 1 week prior to arrange pick-up and answer any last minute questions you have.

PICK UP TIMES

Recommended Pick Up Times

  • October 1 to March 31: 8am
  • April and September: 7am
  • May and August: 6am
  • June and July: 5am

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

GUIDES

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

GROUP SIZE AND AGE RESTRICTIONS

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 7 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

WEATHER IN SEDONA

Sedona is at 4500 feet elevation, which is considered high desert. It tends to be the most comfortable in Spring and Fall, but Summer and Winter are not extreme and are still great times to hike Sedona. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures in the Sedona area:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Month
Low
Hi
January
33°
58°
February
35°
61°
March
38°
66°
April
44°
74°
May
52°
84°
June
60°
93°
July
66°
96°
August
65°
94°
September
60°
88°
October
50°
78°
November
39°
66°
December
32°
57°

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