Sheridan Mountain Trail #11


Sheridan Mountain Trail #11 runs north-south along the western flank of Sheridan Mountain, south of the Camp Wood area. The trail passes through pinyon-juniper woodland and chaparral, where scrub jays, rabbits, coyotes, and other animals make their homes. Fortunate visitors may spot wildlife along the trail. This trail passes through some of the most rugged and remote pieces of country in northern Arizona, offering outstanding opportunities for solitude and backcountry orienteering. The trail ends at its junction with Cedar Mesa Trail #13 and Bullwater Trail #24. Trail #13 continues for another 1.8 miles to Willow Spring and FR 705A. The rider or hiker can then return to FR 705 via FR 705A. Trail #24 offers a shorter return route, traveling around the far side of Sheridan Mountain before it joins with FR 705A east of the peak.

Motorized vehicles must be less than 50” wide. Trails in this area receive infrequent maintenance and may be in poor condition.


Printable Trail Description and Map (788 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Approximately 1.25 hours from Chino Valley, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From its intersection with Hwy 89, travel west on Outer Loop Road 6 miles to Williamson Valley Road. Turn right and continue 13 miles to Camp Wood Road (also County Road 68), on the left. Take Camp Wood Road 14.6 miles to FR 705. Turn left onto FR 705 and travel 9.2 miles to the trailhead. Parking is poor. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: Cedar Mesa Trail #13
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5’ quad for Sheridan Mountain
    • Prescott National Forest Map, west half
  • Average hiking time: 2 hours, one way



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OHV Trail Riding

  • A remote and rugged trail west of Sheridan Mountain. Off-highway vehicles must be less than 50” wide.
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.9 miles

  Elevation : 
5,395 feet