Rick Tank Cutoff Trail #104 descends 1000 ft. in 1.2 miles, between Woodchute Tank and Martin Canyon. Lower Woodchute Tank was dry and Upper Woodchute Tank had very little water. This trail departs Chino Valley and heads nearly due east along a long and flat railroad grade once used by the United Verde & Pacific R.R. Very enjoyable. United Verde RR/Woodchute Mtn. This photo shows the most difficult area on the entire route. Smiley Rock This route follows the southern border of the Woodchute Wilderness west of Cottonwood and Jerome. High clearance 4x4 required, and if you have an aversion to brush scratches, this may not be the trail for you, as its status as being "little-known" also means lower traffic and more overgrowth after the wet season. Some of this trail is officially part of the Great Western Trail. After a while it was evident that the trail was seldom used, so we stopped on the trail to eat. Rick Tank Cutoff Trail #104 descends 1000 ft. in 1.2 miles, between Woodchute Tank and Martin Canyon. The trail climbs through a rough and narrow section before … County. Lower Woodchute Tank was dry and Upper Woodchute Tank had very little water. High clearance 4x4 required, and if you have an aversion to brush scratches, this may not be the trail for you, as its status as being "little-known" also means lower traffic and more overgrowth after the wet season. Some of this trail is part of the Great Western Trail. This week’s flower collage, almost all found on Woodchute Trail #102. The Woodchute Jeep Trail starts at FR 503A just at the bend at mile marker 339 on Hwy 89A. Yavapai County, Arizona. That is a rougher trail but scenic route to Chino Valley. Great spot for lunch. The trail itself is almost six miles, but you’ll need to add 11 miles to get there and back. There are good views along almost all the length. Trail, the road swings north with stunning views of the Verde Valley on the right. GPS Coordinates. The Woodchute Jeep Trail starts at FR 503A just at the bend at mile marker 339 on Hwy 89A. Moderate — 5/10. 15. K's Jeep going back to main trail: We stayed on the main trail almost to the end looking for a place to have lunch. The mountain is really more of a long ridgeline with Prescott Valley on one side and grand views of the red cliffs of Sedona and the peaks of Flagstaff on the other. After the turnoff for the United Verde/Woodchute Mtn. Latitude, Longitude: 34.7311336°, -112.1604396° Elevation. The trail continues to head downhill at a near constant slope. The track will take you to a point overlooking the Verde Valley. The vegetation becomes less dense as you transition to the high-desert chaparral. Related terms: jeep trail, path, ski trail Man-made. Mingus Mountain is an easy Jeep trail that can be done in a half day or less. I have rated it 2.0, and the western quarter of it is GP. The 23-mile route is mostly a gravel road with a rocky, narrow section through Martin Canyon, giving the route a difficulty rating. The portion of the trip through Martin Canyon which is narrow & rocky is most difficult. WOODCHUTE MOUNTAIN TRAIL Woodchute Wilderness Area Cooler temperatures and shorter days work together to paint the oak trees on Woodchute Mountain in a palette orange and gold. ... which follows the southern border of the Woodchute Wilderness. Offroad Trails is the staging area for your next adventure. Then we followed a spur trail to the right still looking for a lunch spot. Hike and camp at various points along the way. It is narrower, and less-defined, than Woodchute Trail #102, particularly where leaves or pine needles having fallen on it. Access maps, trail descriptions, weather and photos to plan your next ATV, dirt bike or Jeep trip. 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