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Walk, Jog, MTB to the top

A strenuous climb up the historic trail rewards you with a mile high vista of Southern California... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
jamesv8
Great place

This is a fantastic spot to go see. Very interesting drive through mountains. Your at 5713 feet at... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
mark112018
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24 Aug 2018
“Walk, Jog, MTB to the top”
24 Aug 2018
“Great place”
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A full-day hike takes hikers up 7,000 feet.
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189 E Mira Monte Ave, Pasadena, CA 91024
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

A strenuous climb up the historic trail rewards you with a mile high vista of Southern California and views through the historic telescope delivered by mule way back in 1900. Bring lots of sunscreen and water for this exposed trail.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic spot to go see. Very interesting drive through mountains. Your at 5713 feet at top. Fairly easy trails around the observatory. Great for taking pictures. Make sure you get parking pass if you leave your car in lot at top.

Thank mark112018
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I keep thinking I want to make it to the top but keep heading out that way on hot days. This is a real nice get away from the busy busy busy Los Angeles Basin. Take at least one bottle of water for every hour...More

Thank jroberto
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Mount Wilson Trail on Mira Monte Avenue in Pasadena is a very sceinc way to see some of the area and get some good exercise, too.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Right from the start. We huffed and puffed for over two hours until we ran out of steam. We were on Wilson Mountain South Trail. I will say the views from up top were incredible and worth the climb.

1  Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The view at the top is worth the hike but what a hike. 10 miles round trip over perhaps the rockiest trail in all of Sedona. Pick a perfect day, not too hot, not too cool, some clouds but no rain. Trail is exposed. And...More

Thank tomshoe2
Reviewed 26 April 2017

long hike with lots of elevation but well worth it. snow in the winter and hot in the summer so for me it is seasonal. very little shade so be ready for lots of sun. take plenty of water. trail is well done and easy...More

1  Thank brent b
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This hike isn't as popular as others, so if you are looking to avoid the crowds park North of Sedona off the Hwy 89a at the Midgley Bridge parking area. We checked out the view of the bridge and the creek below and then made...More

1  Thank Mahdeeyo
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing. We climbed from the bridge to the peak even though we hit 6 inches of snow in some parts. What a view. Saw three deer on the way back down. 6 hr, 9 miles and 2500 feet elevation gain.

Thank Shane F
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A Great long hike with BEAUTIFUL views! I hiked Mount Wilson for the second times and I want to do as much as I can. The further I get in this trail the beautiful it gets, you can see everything from up there. I have...More

Thank Aaron A
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