But did use 4H to make it easier. Here we would … Noticed some FJ Crusiers on your video. Bear Mountain Trail. Unlicensed vehicles are okay on … The station is located at a tight turn along a switchback that winds through the center of town. You will not make it past smiley rock, if coming from Jerome. Please do not bring a trail hawk or other suv unless modified. We took a remote Forest Service Trail that is strewn with boulders. I made it to where the trail ends and turns into a boulder filled river bed. I had a great time met a lot of cool people and the trail runs were a ton of fun. Locked gates at the end, had to ask to drive through a local’s land to get back to the road. I have a 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 stock. Leaving Jerome the heavens opened up and we got dumped on for awhile. 80% is easy, a few bumps and rocks. Before heading back to California from our fun at the 2013 Overland Expo, we decided to do one last run up the Smiley Rock Trail which is located up near the old mining town of Jerome and, good portions of it are a part of the historic, Great Western Trail. Printed on white vinyl and laminated for longevity. 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. Highlights include awesome views of the Chino Valley and beyond, the potential for wildlife sightings, and of course Smiley Rock! We took it from potato patch campground/FR104. Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, May 4, 2013. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. A favored spot for rock climbers from all over the northeastern US, the cliffs provide wonderful vie… Turn left/south and travel the shelf road for 6.7 miles to Forest Service Road 9701V. I'm running 30/10R-14 Rage Thunder Tires on 14x7 5+2 Raceline Scorpion Wheels. from TurnDriverSide. Heading up through the creek to Potato Patch was a lot of fun. This full-color, water-resistant map includes all new trails and trailheads, including the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead. Took out the Jeep with 2” lift and 35”‘a, it did great. From State Route 260 turn south onto State Route 89A. Smiley Rock is one of the more famous off-road trails in the State and for good reason. Sedona, AZ. This is a fun trail with several challenging stretches. There are spots are you may bottom out, pinstripes definitely, and rock sliders are a big plus. 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. Stay off this trail during rainy periods; the last part … Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL! We were both fine. Have a 2020 TRD PRO Tacoma, small lift, 285 tires. As you come in from Forest Service Road 318A and reach the power lines turn southeast onto the well-marked road numbered 9701V towards an APS electrical substation. Current Lead Time: 2-4 Weeks - Thank you for all the business! Maybe this app should use the 1-5 scale and call it a 4. Narrow shelf road on east side of Mingus Mountain. Follow Smiley Rock using track logs. PHX - Smiley Rock Dualsport. Smiley Rock. Additionally, you get some nice long stretches in the shade to knock the heat down. There are a number of other 11,000 ft. peaks in this area but all are 200-300 ft. lower than Smiley. If you try to take a stock Jeep or Toyota through that section, you will likely scrape hard. There was an open gate after the hard part. Follow 89A to Jerome. Great trail, amazing sights driving up to the trail. Length 22.7 miElevation gain 3507 ftRoute type Point to point Most of the trail is easy except for a few rocky places. The trail ends at Highway 89A. There was a huge boulder to the left so you have to go to the right. Jerome, AZ. Really cool trail - not for stock vehicles, lifted with larger off-road tires strongly recommended. Starting Point: Then they get stacked and packed as groups wheel through it. Once you hit the wash/dry creek bed, it is pure fun. looking for info on it I came across this post from Nov. 20th 2013 on another forum. This trail is NOT for stock vehicles or mall crawlers. $3.00 View Options. The trail ranges in elevation from about 5,800 feet … Long, easy backcountry loop with one short difficult section. 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. Some of the trail is officially part of the Great Western Trail. Directions to the Trail: Follow Hwy 89A through Jerome and turn north at the fire station. 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. This trail requires significant clearance, large tires, and for some even lockers. Smiley Rock Trail – Jerome, AZ To get there take 89A through Jerome and turn north at the fire station. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Smiley Rock; Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Smiley Rock. Definitely agree with the 80/20 split. Beautiful views from Jerome until you get to the big power line turn. Very scenic and we had a ton of fun, but please do not attempt if your vehicle is not capable! Q: Can a Honda Pioneer 500 successfully follow this trail? We solve the problem of finding off-road trails that satisfy your personal adventure threshold. Allow plenty of time to see historic Jerome and the Gold King Mine. Surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest, our National Historic Landmark resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.. Book Now I've spoken with a few who did it in the last 2 months or so and no permit was required. High clearance is a must. So started from there. Cottonwood, Arizona. I've run this trail many times and enjoy it. Smiley Rock Trail Closure!! I took the back way to Jerome via 318/narrow gage, Perkinsville Rd. Had to take a creative line and use the boulder in the middle to push you around in order to keep from rolling sideways. Awesome views and scenery. You can’t miss the fire station if you stay on 89A. The trail to Smiley Rock starts with your standard basic Fire Road in Jerome, winds up into the mountains with nice views of the area, and down into a trail that enters Martin Canyon. 11 years ago. Clarkdale, AZ. About a half-mile on dirt road leads to a large parking area & well-marked trailhead with information kiosk.Show more Jaybiker - KTM 525 Yardstick - KTM 450 Supertanker Jrproper - KTM 570 Goner - Yamaha WR450 Nightstalker - Honda 450X Staging with Mingus Mountain in the background. I wonder when that gets closed. The Long Path enters the northern Shawangunks near Lake Maratanza in Sam's Point Preserve, which is part of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Great views if you start in Jerome and come around the edge of the canyon. Details: A level trail, packed stone dust from its inception to the brook crossing. Q: Can I get to the starting point of this trail coming from Prescott? The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving. Were these modified ? This is an alternate answer to "Can you get there from Prescott?". Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Turkey Creek. Rattlesnake Canyon Trail – Sedona, AZ. Into Jerome. Broken Arrow – Sedona, AZ. I have a 2.5 inch lift and 35s and it was no problem. The trail changes every year with rain and erosion, so come prepared with a 4×4 vehicle and off-roading skills. Pretty easy hike with some improvement needed to rockier areas, but great scenery all across the valley. More than moderate in Martin canyon. There are no bypass routes to avoid these narrow areas. Overview Smiley Mountain is a high and lonely, tri-summited mountain in the southeast corner of Idaho's Pioneer Mountains. This mountain bike primary trail can be used downhill primary. Up to Smiley Rock, which is located about halfway through Martin Canyon, the trail is relatively tame, as At 11,508 ft. it is the highest in this group of peaks known as the Smiley Lobe. If you’re in a Subaru or some sort of cross over or stock explorer type suv, you will win into trouble. View the answers. Our weekend adventure to the Smiley Rock trail was to take us into the Prescott National Forest, nearly the dead center of Arizona. NEXT. Granite Mountain Trail. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Nightstalker, May 4, 2013 #1. If you don't mind bouncing around it's a great trail! Clarkdale, AZ. Fairly easy except for a few climbs at the beginning. Smiley Rock is a scenic trail that circles Woodchute Mountain. he mentioned there was a sign at the north end that was ripped off and one at the power plant at the southern end. Greasy Spoon – Sedona, AZ. 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. The road is mostly flat and follows along the northern border of the wilderness. Chris, Q: Does this actually need a permit? The hill up to Smiley Rock was really rutted out badly. $3.00 View Options. Sedona, AZ. Did the entire loop from Jerome. Finished at the camp ground and that was the least fun part because of all the mud-bogging that looked to have been going there. 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. This goes the the trail head as well. $3.00 View Options. Everone took a turn. Just outside of Jerome, one of the most famous and ghostly mining towns in all Arizona, sits a rock that never stops smiling. View Smiley Rock in a larger map for even more DETAILS! 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. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Soldier Pass. Turn left on Main Street which turns into West Jerome-Perkinsville Road. Cause if it was, you are going back up The canyon. Red Rock State Park. Too many BIG rocks and boulders. We want you to know what you are getting into before you are either bored or scared to death. I would not have made it, so I had to turn around. Sedona, AZ. My friend was in his tundra with 35s and about the same lift. There is a lot to do in this entire area, so making this trail part of one your summer adventures would be a good idea. Headed out to Smiley Rock trail this past weekend. BACK. We did in our ZJ w/ 6" lift and 35s. do not try this unless you have 24" tires and at least 18" of clearance! 4 JKs and the token XJ. This is a popular trail for good reason. Whether you are into overlanding, beaches, rock crawling, backcountry roads or high mountain passes - we have that perfect off-road trail. Beyond the powerline, Sprague Extension Trail (0.5 miles) takes you through upland oak woods and connects to Smiley Face Trail. Once in the canyon, … Trail is located just outside of Jerome Arizona and is a lot of fun. Smiley Rock Trail – Jerome, AZ. It sits there smiling at you and this is the type of trail in which you could honestly smile back. Thanks, Beautiful trail overall, don’t forget to stop and take a picture of smiley rock! Q: Thinking of trying this trail . I attempted this in a stock F150 4x4 and wasn't able to make it all the way. A local club I follow on FB, broke a few patts and said it was more erroded than they remember. It has a little something for everyone, including great views, climbs, and a few obstacles. Stayed at Potato Patch CG. For those of you who don't know about this trail, it is a scenic and moderately challenging run outside of Prescott. Smiley Rock OHV Trail is a 22.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jerome, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Bumpy road, great views. Travel approximately 7.7 miles to Forest Service Road 318A. Is there a place that we should know about? Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, our Victorian castle resort is nestled in the Hudson Valley, only 90 miles north of New York City. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. It did not dampen our spirits though and we continued on N/W of town on our quest to find Smiley Rock. The route begins in Jerome, an old mining town turned tourist attraction. Smiley Rock Trail – Jerome, AZ May 21, 2013 wayoflife Trail Events 0 Before heading back to California from our fun at the 2013 Overland Expo, we decided to do one last run up the Smiley Rock Trail which is located up near the old mining town of Jerome and, good portions of it are a part of the historic, Great Western Trail. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. The trail starts out easy, with some steep hills and overlooks before entering Martin Canyon. There is also potential for some Arizona pin striping along portions of the trail. Managed fine in a levelled JKU on 33s with minimal rub, took about 2.5 hours. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving. The other twenty percent you are going through a very boulder filled stream bed and there are no alternate routes. Zukapalooza 2009 - Smiley Rock 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. Stepping stones cross Broad Meadow Brook, after which the dirt trail ascends a moderately steep slope to the powerline. We never used lockers of 4L. Just wondering if the trail is suitable etc. Not a whole lot of views on the trail, but it is pretty entertaining to drive the last portion, and gets a little difficult (rocky) for a short section of the trail. Dead Horse Ranch State Park ... Dogie Trail. It was definitely HARD. Enjoy scenic views of Verde Valley along C.R. My battery was dead and the bike wasn't in the mood to kick start. It has spectacular views and fun closed in forest areas. I have a JL Sahara with 34” tires and 2.5 inch lift and I was fine. North Wilson Trail. It's so named for a rock that someone carved a smiley face into long ago. I wonder if this was closed when Scott ended up at a private gate, looking at their recording.The rest of the trail was easy and a lot of great views. Was a great ride, very rocky. It’s a great trail, 85 percent easy and the rest rocks and wash. You can go through Chino Valley, then east on Perkinsville Rd CR70, to FR318A. Smiley smile is a 405 m less popular blue singletrack trail located near Sundsvall. Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. 80% easy but that 20%... very rocky coming up from Martin Canyon (or down, depending on direction). Description; Reviews (0) Classic oval shaped trail decals - create a collection of all the awesome trails you have driven! Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Smiley Rock. The northern Shawangunks are one of New York's most popular scenic destinations. 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. So in my opinion, NOT a moderate trail. Parsons Trail. Link to a description of the trail on AZFJ forums: AZFJ › Forums › Reviews › Arizona Trail Reviews › Smiley Rock (Jerome Area) - 3.0 $3.00 View Options. A big rainfall will jumble up the rocks in the "Rougher Section". You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. New trail on the high,West side completes the loop. I agree with the last post. My 2 cents. in Her to me we heard about smiley rock, and found this trail on all trails. Sedona, AZ. 2018 Jeep JL Rubi , 2.5 lift with 37's Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Sunflower Mine. Group Size: Group size should be kept down to 5 or smaller. Smiley Rock Trail; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Smiley Rock is a fun and challenging trail in the Jerome Woodchute Wilderness area. For individual use only, not to be shared. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake. 72 as you climb on primitive road. Smiley Rock is one of the more famous off-road trails in the State and for good reason. Some of the turn-offs are easy to miss, so be careful. Cinder Hills ATV Area – Flagstaff, AZ. Rocky trail, but most sections have a bypass on the forest road. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. Capped by a hard, white conglomerate, the Shawangunks form a long mountain ridge with gently dipping slopes along the surface of the conglomerate, that give way suddenly to great white cliffs. Ask the writer a question. Inexperienced drivers should not try this trail alone. 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