he mentioned there was a sign at the north end that was ripped off and one at the power plant at the southern end. The Long Path enters the northern Shawangunks near Lake Maratanza in Sam's Point Preserve, which is part of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. in Her to me we heard about smiley rock, and found this trail on all trails. This trail is NOT for stock vehicles or mall crawlers. 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. It’s a great trail, 85 percent easy and the rest rocks and wash. If you try to take a stock Jeep or Toyota through that section, you will likely scrape hard. The trail changes every year with rain and erosion, so come prepared with a 4×4 vehicle and off-roading skills. 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. Granite Mountain Trail. There was an open gate after the hard part. Thanks, This trail requires significant clearance, large tires, and for some even lockers. Awesome views and scenery. It did not dampen our spirits though and we continued on N/W of town on our quest to find Smiley Rock. Managed fine in a levelled JKU on 33s with minimal rub, took about 2.5 hours. 72 as you climb on primitive road. NEXT. Printed on white vinyl and laminated for longevity. We want you to know what you are getting into before you are either bored or scared to death. 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. Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL! Stay off this trail during rainy periods; the last part … We were both fine. Into Jerome. It has spectacular views and fun closed in forest areas. I had a great time met a lot of cool people and the trail runs were a ton of fun. This is an alternate answer to "Can you get there from Prescott?". The route begins in Jerome, an old mining town turned tourist attraction. Directions to the Trail: Follow Hwy 89A through Jerome and turn north at the fire station. Broken Arrow – Sedona, AZ. So started from there. I have a 2.5 inch lift and 35s and it was no problem. Five riders would attack Mingus Mountain, Jerome, and the Smiley Rock Trail. Have a 2020 TRD PRO Tacoma, small lift, 285 tires. This goes the the trail head as well. Really cool trail - not for stock vehicles, lifted with larger off-road tires strongly recommended. Pretty easy hike with some improvement needed to rockier areas, but great scenery all across the valley. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. This full-color, water-resistant map includes all new trails and trailheads, including the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead. 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. There are spots are you may bottom out, pinstripes definitely, and rock sliders are a big plus. The trail ends at Highway 89A. Smiley smile is a 405 m less popular blue singletrack trail located near Sundsvall. Then they get stacked and packed as groups wheel through it. But did use 4H to make it easier. I'm running 30/10R-14 Rage Thunder Tires on 14x7 5+2 Raceline Scorpion Wheels. Turn left on Main Street which turns into West Jerome-Perkinsville Road. Just wondering if the trail is suitable etc. Smiley Rock is a fun and challenging trail in the Jerome Woodchute Wilderness area. We took it from potato patch campground/FR104. Red Rock State Park. 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. I've spoken with a few who did it in the last 2 months or so and no permit was required. Beautiful views from Jerome until you get to the big power line turn. Sedona, AZ. Some of the turn-offs are easy to miss, so be careful. If you don't mind bouncing around it's a great trail! $3.00 View Options. Great views if you start in Jerome and come around the edge of the canyon. Smiley Rock is a scenic trail that circles Woodchute Mountain. Just outside of Jerome, one of the most famous and ghostly mining towns in all Arizona, sits a rock that never stops smiling. My 2 cents. Nice write up Todd! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Sunflower Mine. Additionally, you get some nice long stretches in the shade to knock the heat down. Smiley Rock Trail Closure!! 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. Narrow shelf road on east side of Mingus Mountain. Travel approximately 7.7 miles to Forest Service Road 318A. Highlights include awesome views of the Chino Valley and beyond, the potential for wildlife sightings, and of course Smiley Rock! Bear Mountain Trail. 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. I took the back way to Jerome via 318/narrow gage, Perkinsville Rd. Starting Point: do not try this unless you have 24" tires and at least 18" of clearance! You can’t miss the fire station if you stay on 89A. Our app crashed again, so the recording was cut short. Chris, Q: Does this actually need a permit? Headed out to Smiley Rock trail this past weekend. Sedona, AZ. 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