Schnebly Hill is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Munds Mountain Wilderness Area and Coconino National Forest. It is 7.0 miles long and begins at 6,489 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,018 feet. The Committee Tank (elevation 6,444 feet) reservoir and Merry-Go-Round (elevation 5,440 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Schnebly Hill Professional Reviews and Guides
"This popular route linking I-17 and Sedona is best suited for a high-clearance vehicle because of the rockiness of the road around Bear Wallow Canyon. The best direction for travel is east to west because the descent into Bear Wallow Canyon gives the better views. Special Attractions: Unequaled view of red rock country above Sedona; Deep Bear Wallow Canyon. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Arizona (Adler Publishing ).
"Just east of Sedona. Scenic ride through red rock formations and interesting geology to the Mogollon Rim, and a viewpoint overlooking Sedona and lower Oak Creek Canyon."
--Bruce Grubbs, Mountain Biking Flagstaff and Sedona (Falcon Guides).
"Within three miles of the start, you’ll be good and warmed up from the big climb that puts you on the edge of Oak Creek Canyon. The view is just about the best you’ll get in Sedona; you can see every “named” rock from the overlook. The Huckaby Trail continues along this high ledge, and it’s hard to stay focused on the ride when there’s so much spectacular scenery to take in. Take your time and enjoy the ride. Trail Surface: A mix of singletrack, doubletrack, gravel road, and a long paved return to the trailhead to create a loop."
--Paul Beakley, Mountain Bike America: Arizona (The Globe Pequot Press).
"Towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest and clear blue sky make this road one of Arizona’s most photogenic. The road climbs over 2,200 feet from Sedona to the top of massive Mogollon Rim. Memorable hiking trails depart from several places along the road, and dispersed camping is allowed above Vista Point. The drive is impressive in either direction. Elk may be seen before sunset. Mountain bikers looking for an easy day will enjoy the ride down. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you’ll need a Red Rocks Pass. Signs recommend only trucks or off-highway vehicles, but cars (not low-slung) can make it in good weather. Although the road is wide and well-maintained, expect a bumpy ride. Much of the lower portion is a shelf road. This road is closed during the winter."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
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