Mescal Trail runs from Long Canyon Trail on the NW terminus to Chuckwagon Trail on the SE terminus. There is a trailhead where Mescal crosses Long Canyon Road ( paved ) a quarter mile up from the SE end.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Red Rock Pass - may or may not be required. Go to Red Rock Pass then check "When is a Red Rock Pass Required?". If you have questions contact the Coconino forest service.