|when||Trip Report : April 25, 2015|
|Trip Report : April 21, 2012|
|Trip Report : June 5, 2004|
The Huckaby Trail is located within the beautiful inner gorge of Oak Creek
Canyon and runs for three miles between Schnebly Hill and Midgley Bridge.
Because of very limited parking at the Midgley Bridge Trailhead, we will
hike in from the Schnebly Hill end. The club has not done this hike since
June, 2004, and April is an ideal time for hiking in the Sedona area. So
put on your hiking boots and join us for a terrific hike in Red Rock Country.
Built in 1998, Huckaby is one of the newer trails in the Sedona trail system. Shortly after the junction with Marg’s Draw Trail at about 0.3 miles, the trail begins descending steeply on an old Jeep road. At 0.5 miles the trail crosses Bear Wallow Canyon and starts climbing again to the one mile point. Around 1.5 miles the trail drops down to creek level and continues north along the east bank of Oak Creek. Close to the Midgley Bridge Trailhead the trail crosses the creek on a narrow footbridge and then winds its way up under the bridge to the trailhead. We will turn back here and have lunch somewhere along the creek before heading back to the Schnebly Hill Trailhead.
The Huckaby Trail has a bit of everything — a series of moderate uphill and downhill sections, a path which changes from dirt/gravel to rocky to slickrock to sand, both sunny and shady sections, great views of the surrounding mountains, red rock formations, and downtown Sedona, as well as beautiful Oak Creek.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||5 miles round trip|
|EC||+-1000' elevation change|
|elevations||4510' (ridge) to 4300' (Bear Wallow Canyon)|
|on trail||100% — Huckaby Trail #161|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||$5 per vehicle for a
Red Rock Pass, plus sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member
|meet||7:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride. We will make carpooling arrangements here and depart no later than 7:15 AM.|
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