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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


mountain biking

As of 06/10/19, trail is closed due to logging. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

1 day ago

very nice hike. trail well marked. the only place that surprised us was about a mile in, the trail was closed and we were diverted to the other side of the creek. that caused the app to bark at us occasionally that we were off trail. Light traffic on the trail, we saw more bikers than hikers, but it wasn't annoying

3 months ago

8 months ago

A nice hike and very easy. We went about two miles and turned around. It seems to mainly be a mountain bike trail and had to step aside several times to give right away to bikes. This is fine but as a hiker it takes away from the tranquility. Also somewhat boring as the views are very limited.

8 months ago

Beginner mountain cyclist.... not easy. Saw plenty others do it, but I am on my 2-3 ride. Easy beginning then narrows.

off trail
11 months ago

Sat May 25 2019

19 May 2019 trail was closed due to logging in the area.

mountain biking
Fri Jul 06 2018

This is a great trail. Don't be fooled however by "beginner" tag. Going up this trail is an exhausting pull. Nothing very technical but a great workout winding through the forest, up and up. Plenty of shade however to cover - and beautiful forest when a break is needed. On the way down is one of the most enjoyable drops in Flagstaff, its well worth the workout of going up. This is an absolute gem of a trail. One of my absolute favorites. The descent makes the climb well worth it.

mountain biking
Wed May 16 2018

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.

Thu Jan 04 2018

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.

Thu Sep 28 2017

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.

Mon Sep 04 2017

Better for biking than hiking, great trail

mountain biking
Tue Jun 06 2017

Amazingly awesome!!!

Tue 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.

Mon 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
Sat Dec 31 2016

awesome downhill ride on our MTBs

Sat Oct 29 2016

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

Fri Sep 30 2016

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

Wed Sep 14 2016

Fun trail but a little too much traffic .

Sun Jul 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.

Mon 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.

Sat Mar 19 2016

Great for trail running!

Sat Feb 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!

Sat May 30 2015

this is an awesome ride!

mountain biking
Thu Jul 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 .

Sun Jul 01 2007

Start at the upper end and get a shuttle back to the top for the most fun ride.

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