Schuerman Mountain Trail No. 56
This is a good trail that climbs gently for 0.2 miles to the base of the low mountain, then bends to the left and begins a moderately steep climb up the east flank and onto the basaltic lava of this old volcano. Nice views. The trail turns right (west) into a small drainage and continues to climb, emerging on a low saddle at 0.5 miles where it intersects a north/south trail. Turn right (north) and follow the path as it climbs gently for 0.25 miles to the mountain's high point. Go a bit further to the edge for great panoramic views.
Return to the junction with the upcoming trail. For more great views, continue ahead for 50 yards to a well-defined fork. The right branch crosses the top of the mountain and drops down to Lower Red Rock Loop Road. Take the left fork (east) which gently climbs, ending after 0.33 miles on a point of land among large basalt blocks. This vantage point offers wonderful views all around. Return by the same route. This trail is unshaded and can be hot in summer.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||On weekdays when school is in session, DO NOT park on high school property. Use dirt pullouts on east side of road.|
|Operated By:||Red Rock District - 928-203-2900|
Location: 28 miles south of Flagstaff on paved and dirt Forest roads in scenic red rock country.
Access: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 89A west 4.2 miles to the traffic signal at Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Turn left and go 0.25 miles, passing the high school. Parking is limited to two pullout areas [click here for Pullout #1; click here for Pullout #2] on the left (east) side of the road that are NOT on the property of the high school. Parking on high school property is not allowed during the week when school is in session. When parking in these small pullout areas, please back or nose in and don't park sideways, so more vehicles can have parking access.
GPS (Map): 34°50'46.4"N 111°49'42.8"W
USGS Map: Sedona
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The elevation at the trailhead is 4,450 feet. The high point is 4,800 feet, a gain of 350 feet.
Uses: Hiking, horseback riding, bicycles
Hiking time: Allow 2 hours roundtrip
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