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Woodchute Trail #102Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2016
JoelHazelton
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,665 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles
1,665 ft AEG
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Last minute backpacking trip. I seriously love the Woodchute Mountain area. Everyone flocks to nearby Mingus Mountain, leaving this easily accessible forested mesa with stunning views pretty much vacant. The other thing I notice is people tend to do the Martin Canyon loop and never bother to summit Woodchute. It is definitely worth the 400 foot climb from the Martin Canyon junction to the top of Woodchute. Healthy ponderosa forest, flat groomed trail, and incredible views if you do a quick jaunt off trail to either side of the mountain. We camped about 50 feet below the summit, in a nice clearing just off the trail. Only problem with this trip is packing in all your water, but it's only about 4 miles each direction so it's tolerable.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Beautiful display of flowers on the exposed ridge through the first 1-1.5 mile of trail. Drying out and heating up, so they'll probably be dead in a week or two, until monsoon picks up.
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