Woodchute Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
#66 of 167 trails in

Woodchute Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jerome, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Went in November of ‘17. Holy hot but epic. A fav.

hiking
1 month ago

Breathe taking views of the Verde Valley and the Prescott area. Be prepared for some large inclines and descends. I would not recommend this hike during warmer times of year. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

After the first half mile to a mile the trail opens up to an almost 360 panorama with the Verde Valley on one side and Prescott Valley on the other. The trial has some rocky parts at around the 2.5 mile mark. Beautiful trail and well marked!

2 months ago

Sorry tapped wrong button. Definitely 4 stars at least

2 months ago

Thought it was excellent. Though I walked for only an hour and 30 mins before turning the rewards were immediate in terms of views and panoramas. I hope to return next year to walk the whole trail. The only test it fails is the lack of the true British standard of pub at the start/finish

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail with spectacular views, gorgeous wild flowers, all around great workout. Definitely doing this one again.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful views! Lots of wildflowers! Definitely go in the morning when it's cooler as a lot of trail is exposed to sun. Looking forward to going again.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked from the parking lot to about 2 mi. Great quick, sunset hike. Awesome views, rocky but easy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

excellent and we'll marked with superb views. Lots of wooded areas and meadows. moderate

10 months ago

Friday, November 04, 2016

There is an error here. This trail is not in Happy Jack. It is near Jerome. The map shows it correctly put it is labeled Happy Jack in the title.

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This is a fun trail that I would recommend. Our hike was on April 19, 2015, a Sunday. It was mid-60s when we began and probably low 70s when were finished. We live in downtown Phoenix and it took us about two hours to drive to the trailhead via Prescott Valley. The trailhead is a bit confusing as you come to an outhouse rather immediately. We parked there and walked the extra 3/4 miles or so to the actual trailhead.

The first half or so of the trail hugs the top of a ridge line with beautiful views to the south and north. Once you get to the Woodchute Wilderness, the trees get taller and more dense, passing seasonal creek beds, a tank, and some mountain meadows. The end of the trail is a matter of interpretation. Some pretty spectacular vistas open up if you stay to the right and the fork on large, flattish summit of Woodchute mountain. You will end up looking north into the Verde Valley, Sedona's red rocks, and the San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff.

Overall a worthwhile, fun hike that offers changing scenery and beautiful views. Length more than elevation change is what makes this trail a bit more challenging. Our hike from the first parking area to the far vista and back tracked at 8.5 miles and took us about 4 hours all in.