Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Munds Wagon, Cow Pies, and Hangover Loop Hike
when Thursday, April 14, 2022
where Sedona
the hike     This is my favorite hike in the Sedona area and one I think everyone would agree is among the most beautiful. I’ve done this loop both clockwise and counterclockwise. Because I prefer counterclockwise, that’s how we’ll do it this time.
    We’ll start by driving up Schnebly Hill Rd and parking in the Munds Wagon parking lot. We then hike 1.7 miles on the Munds Wagon Trail to where we connect with the Cow Pies trail. We go left on Cow Pies and start the climb to Mitten saddle, where we’ll take a break to refuel and marvel at the magnificent views.
    We then start west on the narrow Hangover section, so named because the rock overhangs the trail to make a partial tunnel. After about a mile, we pop out above the west saddle and follow the white hexagon paint marks as they route us to the north and down the slick rock.
    After completing 6.8 miles, we get back to the Munds Wagon Trail, where we turn right and retrace the 1.7 miles back to the trailhead, for a total of 8.5 miles hiked.
    If you don’t know what slick rock is, this is not the hike to learn about it. Also this hike is not suitable for people not comfortable with trail sections that are narrow and drop off sharply on one side. Search for “Hangover Trail” videos on YouTube to get a better idea of the hike terrain.
    Pace will be about 2-2.3 mph.
    Please wear sturdy boots with good tread, bring 3 quarts of water, a hat, lunch and snacks and, of course, a camera!
distance 8.5 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1200 feet
elevations Starts at 4,471 ft
type lollypop loop
starting at Munds Wagon Trailhead
on trail 100% but part of the trail is across slick rock marked by white hexagonal paint marks.
rating "B+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Sedona
leader    To confirm, please email, text or call leader at 602-793-5077.
meet 7:00 AM in the parking area of McDonalds on Carefree. From there, we can carpool to the Munds Wagon parking lot on Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona.
drive
•  From Phoenix, take I-17 north to the Sedona-Oak Creek exit 298 for SR179.
Travel through the Village of Oak Creek and continue straight on SR 179 through eight traffic circles until you continue straight up Schnebly Hill Rd.
Go 0.9 miles on Schnebly Hill Rd, turn left, go 100 ft and turn right into the parking lot.
Suggestion—just use Google Maps, or whatever app, for directions to Munds Wagon Trail.

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