|when||Thursday, April 14, 2022|
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!
|elevations||Starts at 4,471 ft|
|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.|
Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
|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.|
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