Schnebly Hill Road 4x4 Trail

EASY 20 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2782 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

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
3 days 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
4 days ago

off road driving
8 days ago

off road driving
15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
2 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
2 months ago

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

off road driving
3 months ago

Road is a lot rougher than it use to be.

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun trail

off road driving
3 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
4 months ago

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

off road driving
5 months ago

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!

off road driving
Thursday, March 08, 2012

The trial is not at all challenging for an off road vehicle but leads to an excellent hiking spot. Great views with very little effort.