Henderson Flat Trail

Chino Valley, Arizona

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One of the most scenic and popular wilderness areas within Arizona is the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, with its striking red rock canyons and mountains. Although there are more than 70 places with the name Sycamore in Arizona alone, Sycamore Canyon near Sedona is probably the best known. The canyon is 25 miles long and up to 7 miles across at its widest point. Scattered throughout are many cliff dwellings left behind by early Indians. Many people travel to Sedona to view the area, but a quieter yet equally pretty access comes in from the west side, through Prescott National Forest. Special Attractions: Access to Sycamore Canyon hiking trails; Spectacular red rock scenery. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

Henderson Flat Trail Professional Review and Guide

"One of the most scenic and popular wilderness areas within Arizona is the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, with its striking red rock canyons and mountains. Although there are more than 70 places with the name Sycamore in Arizona alone, Sycamore Canyon near Sedona is probably the best known. The canyon is 25 miles long and up to 7 miles across at its widest point. Scattered throughout are many cliff dwellings left behind by early Indians. Many people travel to Sedona to view the area, but a quieter yet equally pretty access comes in from the west side, through Prescott National Forest.

Special Attractions: Access to Sycamore Canyon hiking trails; Spectacular red rock scenery. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Chino Valley
Distance: 12.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Year-round, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Prescott National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Perkinsville, Sycamore Basin, Prescott; BLM Prescott; USFS Prescott National Forest, Chino Valley Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Henderson Flat Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

12/23/2017
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This trail can be done by most stock larger 4x4s, Wranglers, Xterras, FJ40s, 4runners etc. Don't bring your Rav or other small 4x4. It took around an hour to do 5 miles in a Jeep Wrangler lj on 31s. No bottomouts or problems but it was pretty rough in spots, I would say an intermediate trail. Great views of Sycamore Canyon edge and back through Verde Valley. It's definately worth the trip. The area is also big enough to spend a few days in.



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May 2018