Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Huckaby Trail Day Hike
when Trip Report : April 25, 2015
  Trip Report : April 21, 2012
  Trip Report : June 5, 2004
where Sedona
the hike     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.
Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
Recommended:
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 5 miles round trip
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 4510' (ridge) to 4300' (Bear Wallow Canyon)
type round trip
starting at
Huckaby Trailhead 34° 51.971' N,  111° 44.865' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Huckaby Trail #161
rating "C"   Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs no
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
weather Sedona
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.
drive
•  Take I-17 north past Camp Verde to SR 179, Exit 298. Turn left.
We will stop at the Ranger Station on the east side of SR 179 just before the Village of Oak Creek for our Red Rock passes.
From there, continue north on SR 179 and turn right onto Schnebly Hill Road (FR 153), which is 0.3 miles south of the T-junction with SR 89A.
Drive east about a mile to the trailhead, parking on the left.
Restroom facilities are located at both the Ranger Station and the trailhead.

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