|when||Saturday, April 14, 2018|
The Jim Thompson Trail is featured as “Hike of the Month” in the
November, 2015, issue of Arizona Highways. This easy trail offers spectacular
views of some of Sedona’s most iconic landmarks, including The Fin,
Steamboat Rock, and Ship Rock, rising to 5,667 feet.
Two miles in, the trail comes to a scenic overlook for Wilson Canyon and lower Oak Creek. The trail then drops down to the bottom of Wilson Canyon and intersects the Wilson Canyon Trail.
On a round trip hike you can turn around anywhere. I’m going to turn around and walk back to the trailhead where the Jim Thompson Trail becomes a cat trail leading down to Wilson Canyon.
You can either walk back to the trailhead with me, or continue on down to hike the Wilson Canyon Trail along a creek bed shaded by massive oaks and Arizona cypress for about a half mile or so before stopping for lunch. From there, retrace your steps and return the same way.
|distance||7 miles round trip for the Jim Thompson Trail and Wilson Canyon Trail.|
|EC||+- 400' for the Jim Thompson Trail and Wilson Canyon Trail.|
|elevations||4,370 feet to 4,770 feet for the Jim Thompson Trail.|
|on trail||100% — Jim Thompson Trail # 124, Wilson Canyon Trail|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Red Rock Passes required ($5/vehicle).
Senior Passes or National Park Passes can substitute for a Red Rock Pass,
so please bring either of those if you have them.
Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
Call or email the leader to confirm, and let me know which option you prefer.
Those who choose the same option should carpool together, since hikers who choose different options will be returning to the trailhead at different times.
|meet||7:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.|
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