Woodchute Trail

Total Miles
5.5

Elevation

2,046.49 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Start your route to Woodchute Trail by climbing through the historic minig town of Jerome, a bustling art and tourism hub with great restaurants. Continue on 89A to the base of Woodchute Mountain at 7,860 feet. You'll keep climbing up Woodchute and then enjoy a twisty, windy trail. Take a break to step through the trees and witness the gorgeous views of Verde Valley. This is a fun trail for ATVs and side-by-sides.

Photos of Woodchute Trail

Woodchute Trail
Woodchute Trail
Woodchute Trail

Difficulty

Moderate: Rutted, steep, and narrow with tight brush and tippy spots. Suitable for stock SUVs with high ground clearance and low-range gearing. Expect brush marks.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Jonathan Rivera
Feb 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Tight trail that left some Sierra Pinstripes (small surface scratches on the body), wet snow, tight switchbacks with snow and mud. Lots of rocky areas to climb and go down, and of course the fallen tree we moved out of the way.. Definable capable rigs can pass with some nice challenges, but nothing too challenging. You’ll come out muddy this week…

Access Description

From the fire station on the north end of Jerome, continue west about 5 miles on Highway 89A. Turn right 0.9 miles after mile marker 340. The road is hidden by a guardrail and is easy to drive past.

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