August 17, 2012
Trail is recommend to be done as a shuttle but can be done as a loop if you
go up Phillip's Ridge.
Shuttle is easiest by parking a vehicle at the Stagecoach bar or the Gas
station in Wilson. This does have you ride 3 miles of road back to the car
after the trail but is easier and saves time. Driving the 3 miles from Wilson
to the End is on a slow 25mph road.
Trail starts about 100 yards from the hwy on the right side of road.
Trail is marked. First segment is the Arrow Trail. You should encounter 2
signed trail junctions just take a left each time. The first 4 miles consist of
the uphill and some downhill. It does have about 3 bridge crossings on the
trail. The Second is the scariest for me. After the big bridge over the creek
you will start into Phillip's Canyon proper. (All Downhill hill from here) This is
the most technical trail that isn't downhill only in the area. There are ALOT
of rocks consisting of 1-2 foot drops and some root drops as well.
Suspension will be greatly appreciated. The last 1/2 mile travels through
private property that is signed so be respectful. Trails also abruptly drops
you out onto Fish Creek RD so be careful. Area is signed well at the
bottom. When you hit Fish Creek road head right back into Wilson.