Schultz Creek Trail

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Schultz Creek Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
816 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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mountain biking

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive north 2 miles on US 180 to FR 420 (Schultz Pass Road). Turn east and follow FR 420 about a mile to a gate and cattle guard. Turn right down over the hill toward Schultz Creek and park. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking area.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Best single track mountain biking in Flagstaff! Smooth, not too gnarly. Broken shade the nearly the entire way. It’s down and back but there are more trails past the upper parking lot so just keep on going if you feel like more climbing. Much more than 1000’ of elevation up there.

Great for my hardtail 29er but you have to dismount in a few places, especially as you get towards the top past the gate.

Watch out for hikers and bikers on the downhill. Can be crowded.

6 months ago

I came up from Las Vegas to run this trail and it was totally worth the drive. Super runable and very easy to follow. The single track here is just unmatched.

hiking
9 months ago

Saturday morning, 9:00am-ish, I was alone and saw just two other hikers and 10+ trail bikers.

Trail was heavily used by mountain bikers on the day I hiked it.
Overall enjoyable hike; from trail head to Sunset Point, then the 0.9mi loop, then back the trailhead.
Good hike for people used walking in lower elevations.

hiking
10 months ago

Better for biking than hiking, great trail

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Amazingly awesome!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Very nice scenery, but as previously mentioned it's a heavily used mountain bike race track. With all the trails in the area, it might be a good idea to designate this one a mountain bike track and choose another for foot traffic only.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great way to escape the heat of Phoenix. Several bikers and joggers. But trails were wide enough to step aside with no problems.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

awesome downhill ride on our MTBs

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Loved this trail a lot of different scenery and we saw tons of butterflies.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Beautiful trail. A bit impacted by the nearby road. It is heavily used by mountain bikes, so be wary.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fun trail but a little too much traffic .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great trails for all skill levels. Welll marked. Only downfall, mountian bikers and their lack of ability to let you know they are coming.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Watch out for mountain bikers if you're running or hiking! Some of them think they are pros and own the trail.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Great for trail running!

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

The actual trail is only about 0.6 miles but connects with other trails! A bit icy and muddy today but still beautiful and fun! It was easy minus the ice and snow. Still fun!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

this is an awesome ride!

mountain biking
Thursday, July 21, 2011

One of our favorite moutain biking trail. Gradual climb up to Schultz tank and super fast ride with plenty of jumps, rock crossing and scenary. Great connect to many fantastic trails up in flagstaff. Lots of bikers and hikers on this trail so keep your head up. Out and back if you just do this trail 8 miles
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