Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Woodchute Mountain Day Hike
when July 22, 2017
  Trip Report : May 28, 2016
  Trip Report : May 5, 2012
  Trip Report : May 22, 2010
  Trip Report : June 9, 2001
where Jerome
the hike     Woodchute Trail #102 takes us through the woods and up to a grand overview of the Verde Valley. We’ll learn the history of this mining, logging and ranching district from above the 7000' level. Woodchute Mountain is named for the chute once used to move logs down to the mines of Jerome.
    This hike is on trail with ups and downs over rocky terrain. No water, but the trail has shade. Depending on the season, flowers may be plentiful.
distance 7 miles
EC +-1200' elevation change
elevations 7055' (divide) to 7654' (Woodchute Mountain)
time 4-5 hours
on trail 100% — Woodchute Trail #102
type round trip
starting at
Woodchute Trailhead 34° 42.930' N,  112° 9.571' W  [NAD27]
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Jerome
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.
drive
•  Go north on I-17 to AZ 69 at Cordes Junction.
Take the Prescott exit and go west toward Prescott.
Turn right on Fain Road.
Stay on Fain until the right turn onto US 89A north toward Jerome.
At the Potato Patch Campgrounds turn left and drive though the campgrounds to the Woodchute Trailhead. Potato Patch Campgrounds exit is at the top of the mountain, before Jerome.
It is the only left turn on the highway north to Jerome.

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