Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Woodchute Mountain Day Hike
when Saturday May 13, 2023
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  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 8 - 12 miles
EC +-1200' elevation change
elevations 7055' (divide) to 7654' (Woodchute Mountain)
time 4-6 hours
on trail 100% — Woodchute Trail #102
type in and out
starting at
Woodchute Trailhead 34° 42.930' N,  112° 9.571' W  [NAD27]
rating "C or B"     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
leader . You must email the leader to confirm. Please include your cell phone number in case we need to contact you the day of the hike.
meet 8:15 AM in the McDonalds parking lot on the NE corner of I-17 and Carefree Highway, Tramonto Marketplace. Park away from the entrance to McDonalds.
•  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.
Note, at the left turn off 89A if you went right there is a restroom next to 89A.
Continue three-tenths of a mile to Forest Road 106 and take the first left. Follow this route 1 mile to the trailhead. Be there about 10 AM.

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