Nightstalker, May 4, 2013 #1. 80% easy but that 20%... very rocky coming up from Martin Canyon (or down, depending on direction). Trail is located just outside of Jerome Arizona and is a lot of fun. Inexperienced drivers should not try this trail alone. So started from there. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Smiley Rock. Stepping stones cross Broad Meadow Brook, after which the dirt trail ascends a moderately steep slope to the powerline. If you’re in a Subaru or some sort of cross over or stock explorer type suv, you will win into trouble. BACK. I agree with the last post. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Soldier Pass. I've spoken with a few who did it in the last 2 months or so and no permit was required. Cause if it was, you are going back up The canyon. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving. High clearance is a must. Maybe this app should use the 1-5 scale and call it a 4. Link to a description of the trail on AZFJ forums: AZFJ › Forums › Reviews › Arizona Trail Reviews › Smiley Rock (Jerome Area) - 3.0 Smiley Rock is one of the more famous off-road trails in the State and for good reason. Most of the trail is easy except for a few rocky places. Did the entire loop from Jerome. If you try to take a stock Jeep or Toyota through that section, you will likely scrape hard. Enjoy scenic views of Verde Valley along C.R. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. Stay off this trail during rainy periods; the last part … There are no bypass routes to avoid these narrow areas. It was definitely HARD. Were these modified ? Was a great ride, very rocky. he mentioned there was a sign at the north end that was ripped off and one at the power plant at the southern end. I have a 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 stock. My battery was dead and the bike wasn't in the mood to kick start. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. Locked gates at the end, had to ask to drive through a local’s land to get back to the road. 80% is easy, a few bumps and rocks. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. About a half-mile on dirt road leads to a large parking area & well-marked trailhead with information kiosk.Show more I was fine most of the way, but about the "rocky hill" section #3 waypoint I think, I got high centered on a rock and to winch up the hill. You can go through Chino Valley, then east on Perkinsville Rd CR70, to FR318A. Length 22.7 miElevation gain 3507 ftRoute type Point to point We took it from potato patch campground/FR104. This is an alternate answer to "Can you get there from Prescott?". 4 JKs and the token XJ. The drive is challenging, but not overly difficult and provides inspiring scenery as you travel along the south edge of the Woodchute Wilderness Area inside the cool and shaded Martin Canyon. Joined: This full-color, water-resistant map includes all new trails and trailheads, including the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead. Details: A level trail, packed stone dust from its inception to the brook crossing. Nice write up Todd! Tavasci Marsh Overlook and Tuzigoot National Monument, Tavasci Marsh from Tuzigoot National Monument, Lower Raptor, Upper Raptor, Rust Bucket and Bones Loop. The trail changes every year with rain and erosion, so come prepared with a 4×4 vehicle and off-roading skills. More than moderate in Martin canyon. Follow Smiley Rock using track logs. Sat, May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM: This is a very scenic run along the border of the Woodchute Wilderness Area in the Prescott National Forest. Zukapalooza 2009 - Smiley Rock Trail. Have a 2020 TRD PRO Tacoma, small lift, 285 tires. The drive is challenging, but not overly difficult and provides inspiring scenery as you travel along the south edge of the Woodchute Wilderness Area inside the cool and shaded Martin Canyon. But did use 4H to make it easier. The other twenty percent you are going through a very boulder filled stream bed and there are no alternate routes. North Wilson Trail. Red Rock State Park. The station is located at a tight turn along a switchback that winds through the center of town. For individual use only, not to be shared. $3.00 View Options. There was a huge boulder to the left so you have to go to the right. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. I'll be leading a group down Smiley Rock trail for this month's run. Our app crashed again, so the recording was cut short. Smiley Rock OHV Trail is a 36.5 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jerome, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Several areas are very narrow and you are guaranteed to get Arizona pinstripes, so if you are highly concerned about the integrity of your paint job, this is not the trail for you. 2018 Jeep JL Rubi , 2.5 lift with 37's Dead Horse Ranch State Park ... Dogie Trail. $3.00 View Options. Once in the canyon, … This is a popular trail for good reason. I took the back way to Jerome via 318/narrow gage, Perkinsville Rd. There is also potential for some Arizona pin striping along portions of the trail. Huge thanks to Myron from ZuksOffRoad.com and Scott (dogonmut) for putting together this event, and thanks to Bobby (Zukicidal) for keeping the club going for the last 10 years. 11 years ago. Sedona, AZ. The trail ranges in elevation from about 5,800 feet … Everone took a turn. There are a number of other 11,000 ft. peaks in this area but all are 200-300 ft. lower than Smiley. There was an open gate after the hard part. View the answers. 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