Schultz Creek Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.5 miElevation gain839 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingForestViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

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.

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Hollie Thornton
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Horseback riding

Mix of snow and mud and dirt. Snow boots worked fine, not enough snow for snow shoes.

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Ros Raphl
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Did 2 miles in and tuned back because of lack of time. The trail is pretty snowy this time of the year. Also muddy on the areas where snow is melting. Wish I had a pair of snowshoes with me. But it was manageable with regular hiking shoes.

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Art Garcia
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Hiking

nice

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Gabrielle Mcconnell
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Hiking

fantastic..beautiful hike, shade and trees and sunshine. what else do you need.

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Frank Jones
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Hiking

Great trail. Great location

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Kyle Thomas
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail. Started early in the morning, lots of shade. The road next to the trail can disrupt the experience, but overall still a great trail. Lots of mountain bikers.

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Raymond Longoria
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Mountain biking
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Lisa Potter
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HikingGreat!

Nice gradual mostly single track trail with plenty of shade for hiking. Not busy on a Wed summer morning. We definitely saw many more bikers than hikers but they were a friendly bunch. There aren't much in the way of views or wildlife but it is a pretty and peaceful hike through the forest. Met up with a forest crew maintaining the trail who shared how the thinning/logging works. We did the full loop in under 3 hours at a steady walk.

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Steven Mann
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Meg McCleerey
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Hiking

lost burrito it is steep and difficult. Next time I would take sunrise and loop back around. Some bear scat. Pretty intense at the end.

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Steven Mann
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Rui Hernandez
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Mountain biking

This was my first time mountain biking and based on my experience and what other riders said, it is more of a moderate trail in difficulty. There were some spots that were narrow and rocky that took some skill to navigate. Overall great trail, would definitely do it again! Pretty steep going up, but the ride down was worth it!

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Katie Cambra
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Mountain bikingRocky

Great trail. I’m fairly new to Mtn. Biking- so I would call parts of this trail Moderate as there were parts that were rocky and pretty technical. The rest of the ride is fairly easy. Had some tough up hill parts but the ride down makes it soooo worth it. Beautiful ride, easy to find trail, fairly dusty, but overall awesome ride. Went with my hubby and two kids 11 & 8. Tough for 8 yo but he did it.

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Keahi Cambra
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Mountain biking

Really cool trail. It’s listed as easy, but a couple of sections are a bit technical. Steady uphill could leave you breathless (especially if you’re not used to elevation and you’re a bit out of shape like me ;). You definitely earn your downhill. Gorgeous single track that is a ton of fun to descend. Lots of hikers ( I just kill ‘em with kindness) and fellow bikers. Super fun. My whole family loved it.

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Angela Stickney
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HikingNo shade

It’s mostly for bikers and very dusty. Hard to enjoy walking with the dog.

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Erin Webb
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Hiking

We hiked this trail in late May. The creek was mostly dry. Saw many ladybugs and butterflies. There were lots of bikers so we had to be careful to not be run over. About two miles in, the trail started following a fairly busy dirt road giving off clouds of dust. The trail was partial shade most of the way and had a couple of beautiful aspen groves along the way. We made it 3.5 mi in and turned around. Should have taken more water. Kids did great age 7-13.

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Jay Turpin
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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

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David DeLauder
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Bob Burnett
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Hiking

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.

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Eric Gorecki
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Hiking

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

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Jairame Dimas
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HikingClosedOff trailRocky
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Joe Milligan
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Hiking

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

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Bob Weir
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Mountain biking

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.

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Mike S
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Mountain biking

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.

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Rebecca Thomas
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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.

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