Casner Mountain Trail

Total Miles
6.6

Elevation

2075.49 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The north-to-south route provides possibly the best views of the Sedona Red Rocks and surrounding areas than any other trail. When traveling from south to north, the lower part of the trail becomes more technical than the reverse route. The switchbacks at the Southernmost part of the trail take you on a steep climb from 4364' elevation to 6821' elevation on top of Casner Mountain requiring high-clearance 4WDs. This trail is extremely narrow and primitive so keep your eyes on the trail and bring your rig to a stop to enjoy the views. I highly recommend this trail. This trail requires a Coconino National Forest Permit issued twice per year on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the Red Rock Ranger Station for procedures.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

A: Traveling Casner Mountain Trail North to South. Take I-17 to the Pulliam Airport Exit (Flagstaff Fairgrounds Exit) Fill up at the Love Fuel Center just off the exit. Head South on 89a heading towards Oak Creek and Sedona. Exit onto Fry Park Trail and continue onto Backward Tank Trail. Cross the 4-corner intersection onto Secret Mountain Trail. Stay on the main Secret Mountain Trail all the way to the Casner Mountain Trail North Gate. B: Traveling Casner Mountain Trail from South to North - From 89a between Cottonwood and Sedona turn onto Loy Butte Honanki Trail heading North. Turn left onto Sycamore Pass Trail (525C) and turn right onto Casner Mountain Trail. Continue to the South Gate.