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Margs Draw Trail #163, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 1.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,280 feet
Elevation Gain -132 feet
Accumulated Gain 94 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.21
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 245
Routes 837
Photos 12,327
Trips 4,977 map ( 25,411 miles )
Age 51 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr → 8 AM
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Sun  6:42am - 5:39pm
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Sedona Stroll!
by joebartels

Although in great shape, Marg's Draw is a non-maintained trail. Named after a horse that grazed the area in the late 1800's. From the parking area check out the posted trail information. Actually cross the road to access the trail. The beginning is a push uphill, soon after the trail levels out for the majority of its length. Practically in the middle of Sedona this trail is a great stroll. Along the way you will see Snoopy taking a nap. Follow the trail as far as you like. Most probably turn around before the end. The trail actually goes to Schnebly Hill Road for those interested. Sorry, I forgot to bring film for the camera. - Mar 01 1997

New Century Update
This is an official trail now. Here is the FS description.
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This scenic trail can be hiked from the Broken Arrow Trailhead (as described here), from the Sombart Lane trailhead, or from Schnebly Hill. From Broken Arrow, it begins by crossing the wash just north of the parking area and enters Wilderness. Shade is soon left behind and nice red rock views open up as the trail winds its way north across a nearly flat expanse dotted with juniper, pinyon pine and Arizona cypress. The trail crosses the draw by a scenic dry waterfall at the .75 mile point.

Nearing one mile, a half-mile long spur trail comes in on the left from the trail access at the end of Sombart Lane. Continue ahead. Soon, Uptown Sedona, Capitol Butte, Wilson Mountain and Steamboat Rock come into view. At 1.25 miles, the trail curves around the base of Camel Head and there is a good view of that formation and of Snoopy Rock above and to the right. The trail leaves Wilderness, crosses Schnebly Hill Road, and goes east about 0.8 mile before ending at a large parking turnout. Return by the same route or hike one way with arranged transportation. The hike can be extended to the north using Huckaby Trail and to the south using Broken Arrow Trail.

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

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.

Permit $$
Red Rock Pass - may or may not be required. Go to Red Rock Pass then check "When is a Red Rock Pass Required?". If you have questions contact the Coconino forest service.

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Broken Arrow Trailhead: From the junction of Routes 89A and 189, take 179 south 1.4 miles to Morgan Road on the left (east). Go .6 miles to end of pavement, cross the cattle guard and continue for another 80 yards to trailhead parking on the left.

Sombart Lane Trailhead: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 179 south .7 miles to Sombart Lane on the left. Follow Sombart for .1 miles to signed trailhead parking area on the left.

Schnebly Hill Trailhead: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 south .3 miles. Turn left on Schnebly Hill Road just across the Oak Creek Bridge and go .8 miles. Take the turnoff on the left signed for Margs and Huckaby trails. Trail directional signs begin by the kiosk.
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