Mescal Mountain

Summary:  A trail off the Long Canyon Trail with views

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 1.3 miles each way, 2.6 miles round trip

Trailhead Directions:  The parking area is located on Long Canyon Road You'll hike the Long Canyon Trail and turn left for the Mescal Mountain Trail.

Description:  You'll pass "Grandma's Cave on the right at about 0.3 miles after you begin the Mescal Mountain Trail. This is a short but steep side trip. Mescal Mountain is a difficult mountain to get to the top. We go to the saddle, between two peaks. While there is a path to the top, it is a very difficult climb, which we do not attempt. The views from the saddle are outstanding and there is no need to scramble to the top.

Here is a link to a video of our April 2011 hike (


 Click on the thumbnails for a larger view


For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.


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Great Sedona Hikes
Last Updated
April 28, 2018
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