Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Schultz Creek Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 1, 2020
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  Trip Report : August 8, 2009
where Flagstaff
the hike     Beautiful hike in Flagstaff. We’ll go counterclockwise: Starting at the Schulz Creek Trailhead take the Rocky Ridge Trail, then the Brookbank Trail, Little Gnarly Trail and finally the Shultz Creek Trail. We may see water running in the creek. Parts of this hike are steep, but we’ll be in the shade of pines, aspen and Douglas fir. Mileage may vary on this hike as the trails are not very well marked. Come with a flexible outlook on mileage and we’ll have a great time.
    This hike is described in Footloose from Phoenix, by Ted Tenny, pages 273-279.
distance 12.9 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
elevations 7180' (Schultz Creek Trailhead) to 8250' (top of Little Gnarly Trail)
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
on trail 100% — Rocky Ridge, Brookbank, Little Gnarly, and Schultz Creek Trails
dogs? no
type loop
starting at
Schultz Creek Trailhead 35° 14.692' N,  111° 39.632' W  [NAD27]
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
meet in
Please be at the Target parking lot at the corner of Milton and University (just north of I-17) in the corner of the lot next to the traffic light, by 8:00 AM.
drive To reach Schultz Creek Trailhead:
1. Take I-17 north to Flagstaff.
2. Leave Flagstaff on highway 180 north.
3. Go past the Museum of Northern Arizona to Schultz Pass Road (FR 420).
4. Turn right (east) on Schultz Pass Road (FR 420) and continue 0.5 miles.
5. Turn left (north) to stay on Schultz Pass Road and continue for 0.3 miles.
6. Turn right (east) and go down the hill toward Schultz Creek.
7. The trailhead is marked with a sign near the creek.

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