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Sedona - AB Young Trail

Rating *****
length 5.3 mile - 1 hours 40 minutes up, 1 hour 30 minutes down. Moderate/Hard.
Height 5200 - 7200 feet
Access All Cars, Take Hwy 89A (Mile 383) to Bootlegger campground, park just past the campground on the right. (you are not allowed to park on the campground).
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  • Nice hike with views up to the fire outlook.

    On the campground, go down the steps towards Oak Creek below.
    Search for the crossing you like best. Some hopping over boulders may be required. Be careful not to fall.
    On the other side look for the trail head sign, where the trail goes zig zag uphill. (steeply)

    Reaching "I Ridge" the main climb is over. The trail may be harder to find from this point on. (Memorize the return point, it is difficult to it see on the way back.)
    The trail goes left (south east), there may be cairns leading to the right, to a nice view point. Best to go there on your way back.
    The trail goes uphill, a lot less steep, along a ridge.
    At an old sign enjoy the view and go a bit more to the right.
    Follow the more faint trail up to the fire lookout close by on a more level path.
    When it is occupied (April - October) you are invited to go up and enjoy the view. (2 at a time)

    We did this hike on a perfect (sunny) April day. Temperature in the high 50's and the sweat still dropping from my forehead. You don't want to do this hike, with almost no shade, on a hot day.
    The trail is well maintained, but there may be some scrubs in the way. (not the prickly kind).


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    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking AB Young Trail Sedona Arizona, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).