Munds Wagon Trail

Once the main highway between Sedona and Flagstaff, Munds hasn't been passable to wagons for many decades. Today it's a gradual uphill climb for hikers and mountain bikers, frequently passing close to a creek bed with interesting plantlife, and taking you to two major rock formations: Cow Pies (a popular vortex spot) and The Carousel.

Trailhead:  From the 89A / 179 "Y" ... take 179 south 0.3 miles;
turn left on Schnebly Hill Road for 0.9 miles;
parking lot is on your left.
Length: 8 miles (out and back)   Elevation change: 1200 ft
Notes: Gets a little warm (and Jeep infested) during summer months (but if you go early in the day it's nice to walk up on the dirt road and back on the trail).

          hiking map: munds wagon trail (schnebly hill), sedona

The Hike

sacred datura     mund's trail - stone emankment
Sacred datura, and a stone embankment left from the old wagon road


cave above mund's trail    
On Cow Pies: view of huge caves high above, and weird stuff left by new-agers


prickly pear cactus flower
Cactus blossom


cow pies rock formation, schnebly hill, sedona
Looking down on swirly, vortex-y Cow Pies from further up the trail


carousel rock formation     sandstone merry-go-round animals
The Carousel, and two carousel "animals"
(a donkey and an elephant...??)


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