Casner Mountain Trail Eight

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Casner Mountain Trail Eight is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3736 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 30 miles south from Flagstaff through Sedona on US 89A. Five miles past Sedona turn north on FR 525 and follow the signs to Sycamore Pass. Turn west on FR 525C and continue for seven miles to the trailhead. Watch for the trailhead sign on your right where the power line crosses the road.

backpacking
25 days ago

Casner Mtn. trail offers you splendid views of Sycamore canyon, and SE overlooking the panoramic vistas of the Secret Mtn. wilderness red rocks. Trail follows adjacent to a power line. Trail is actually a maintenance road. First mile is easy, but then climbs up 9 switch-backs from 4756 feet, cresting at 7004 feet over a distance of just 3 miles. It is rated "Moderate". Once at summit, it is easy hiking through the Elk meadows filled with springtime wild flowers! If you are quiet you will see them!! You will soon follow a narrow saddle with steep cascades on both sides. Very rewarding hike !!