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Schultz Creek Trail #152, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Flagstaff > Flagstaff NW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7 feet
Elevation Gain 600 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.5
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Schultz Pass Loop via Corridor
3  2016-08-17 MountainMatt
3  2016-03-21 david_allen_3
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:24am - 5:15pm
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Nearby Area Water
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1,169 ft
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Fauna Nearby
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Mountain Biker's Paradise
by HAZ_Hikebot

Schultz Creek Trail parallels one of several intermittent drainages that carry water from the higher reaches of the San Francisco Peaks. Generally the stream only has water in it a few months of every year, either during the spring snow melt or after a summer monsoon. However, even when there is no water here, which is most of the time, walking beside the water-smoothed stones and ledges worn by ephemeral waterfalls can still give one the pleasant feeling of being near a brook even if you have to imagine the babble.

This trail has one of the most moderate gradients on any in the San Francisco Peaks/ Mt. Elden Area. Still, it has enough ups and downs to be extremely popular with mountain bikers and off-road motorcyclists, both of whom it is open to. So, if you come for a hike or a horseback ride, keep your ears and eyes open and be ready to share the trail with users of all sorts.

If you hike this trail during a quiet time, Abert's squirrels and Steller's jays are animals you might see here. During late spring and early summer this is a good place to hear the musical trill of the hermit thrush. Schultz Creek Trail serves as a connecting trail between Rocky Ridge and the Sunset trails.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Location: 3 miles north of Flagstaff off US 180

Access: Drive north from Flagstaff 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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