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Mt. Wilson trail is sooooooooooooper pretty. (pro tip: use the word soooooooooooooper-it grabs the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
chloedamm
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A strenuous climb up the historic trail rewards you with a mile high vista of Southern California... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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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 5 weeks ago

Mt. Wilson trail is sooooooooooooper pretty. (pro tip: use the word soooooooooooooper-it grabs the attention and is a mix between so and super) There are a lot of pretty waterfalls and pools tucked away that you can stop at and there are gorgeous views of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jamesv8
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LifeIsGoodGuy
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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