Schnebly Hill Road 4x4 Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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Schnebly Hill Road 4x4 Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Munds Park, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2585 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

views

wild flowers

Gorgeous backcountry descent to beautiful Sedona Towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest and clear blue sky make this road one of Arizona's most photogenic. The road descends over 2,200 feet from the top of massive Mogollon Rim to the town of Sedona. Memorable hiking trails depart from several places along the road, and dispersed camping is allowed above Vista Point. The drive is impressive in either direction. Elk may be seen before sunset. Mountain bikers looking for an easy day will enjoy the ride down. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you'll need a Red Rocks Pass. Located in Coconino National Forest. For current conditions call Red Rock Ranger District (928) 203-2900. Easy. Signs recommend only trucks or off-highway vehicles, but cars (not low-slung) can make it in good weather. Although the road is wide and well-maintained, expect a bumpy ride. Much of the lower portion is a shelf road. This road is closed during the winter.

off road driving
4 days ago

Easy, but very rocky (bumpy) trail with spectacular views of the red rock formations and Sedona valley. Great trail to stop and climb the rock formations along the way. Bring lunch/snacks to take in the view from Schnebly Hill Vista.

off road driving
12 days ago

It's rocky, views well worth it. Went in January, might come back and stay in the east end, lots of camping in the pines just oof I-17 exit.

off road driving
24 days ago

Great trail out of Sedona to I17. Took both our 4x4’s up before Xmas to tour Jerome and Sedona. This was a great route back to Phoenix. Amazing views! All of the reviews comment about it being rocky, it definitely is!

24 days ago

Nice ride. Beautiful scenery.

off road driving
1 month ago

Rocky . Not an easy trail. Beautiful views.

off road driving
2 months ago

did it at night. really cool.

3 months ago

Great beginner trail. Started at the I-17 exit 320 and drove the trail back into Sedona. Totally the best way to drive this. The whole valley opens up to you this way making for an amazing trip. Lots of rocks, no real obstacles, you just have to pick your lines right and it's a breeze. We ran this late evening with the best views at sunset and finishing the lower portion of the trail in complete darkness. Amazing time

off road driving
4 months ago

Started out early morning This is a great trail plenty of wonderful scenery We took along a lunch and made plenty of stops along the way and at the end of the trail Sedona magnificent greg's wife

off road driving
5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

This trail has a special place in my heart, my parents used to take us out here in our station wagon, much nicer in a jeep with the tires aired down

off road driving
6 months ago

Great views and a nice trip from Sedona to the I 17 freeway and back.

off road driving
7 months ago

Road is a lot rougher than it use to be.

off road driving
7 months ago

Fun trail

off road driving
7 months ago

Heavy traffic trail. Absolutely amazing views and seeing the transition from red rock to pine trees is beautiful. While on the trail we saw a lot of UTV, ATV, and 4 wheel drive Jeeps and trucks. Whatever you take on the trail, make sure it has a little clearance to get through some rock areas.

off road driving
8 months ago

Beautiful drive with lots of places to stop and explore the area.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Very bumpy in my old leaf sprung, short wheelbase WILLY'S CJ3B. My long wheelbase Ram chase vehicle said it wasn't that bad. I also recommend this trail as a way to get to Sedona. Adds a couple of hours to the trip to Sedona but VERY scenic.

off road driving
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Trail was a great first day test for off roading with our Jeep Wrangler. Great bumpy ride, views and photos are amazing.

road biking
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beautiful views from the summit.

off road driving
Monday, December 01, 2014

It's an easy trail for a good 4wd vehicle. It made for a good first day warm-up trail ride. You get great bird's-eye views of Sedona and the red rock formations. The Charlie Wing 4wd Backroads book starts you at the 179 but I recommend starting it from the opposite end at the 17. I got this advice from several locals and was glad to have it. When you start from the east, you descend into the canyon with the views opening up in front of you whereas when you start it from the west, you're just kind of looking up and can't see as well what's behind you. To get to the trail from the 179, we actually headed up the 179 for a short drive through Flagstaff and then headed south on the 17. Up the 179 on the way to Flagstaff, you drive along gorgeous Oak Creek and there are a couple of scenic view stops that are worth seeing. When you start the trail from the 17, an additional benefit is that you pop out on the 179, closer to Sedona.

off road driving
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The road up Schnebly Hill is very rough and rocky. There are not serious obstacles that a high clearance vehicle cannot make. I would recommend at least 6 ply tires because of all the rocks. Great views!

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