Woodchute Trail Hike

Summary:  A hike near Jerome with wonderful distant views of the Sedona red rocks

Challenge Level:  Easy to Moderate

Hiking Distance: About 2 miles each way; 4 miles round trip

Trailhead Directions:  Drive west on SR 89A for 34 1/4 miles. You'll be turning on to a road that is 7 1/2 miles past the fire station in Jerome. Turn right on to the road at mile marker 335.6. Proceed for 0.3 mile on this paved road and make a left at the fork. After 0.1 mile on a gravel road you'll come to a toilet and see a road off to the right. Follow this road for about 0.7 mile to the trailhead parking area. You won't need a Red Rock Pass because this parking area is well outside the Red Rock area. If the gate is closed, park and walk down the road for 0.7 mile to the start of the trail.

Description:  You'll drive quite a distance for this hike (about 34 miles from the "Y") but the views from up high of the red rocks in Sedona are worth it. Because of the elevation (some 7200 feet), this hike is likely to be cooler in summer than the hikes around Sedona. We saw a lone cow on our August 2013 hike.


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For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.


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