Cottonwood, Arizona. 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. Q: Can a Honda Pioneer 500 successfully follow this trail? 80% easy but that 20%... very rocky coming up from Martin Canyon (or down, depending on direction). do not try this unless you have 24" tires and at least 18" of clearance! We were both fine. 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. Allow plenty of time to see historic Jerome and the Gold King Mine. Joined: Follow 89A to Jerome. If you don't mind bouncing around it's a great trail! 80% is easy, a few bumps and rocks. Thanks, Turn left on Main Street which turns into West Jerome-Perkinsville Road. Just wondering if the trail is suitable etc. Great views if you start in Jerome and come around the edge of the canyon. Please do not bring a trail hawk or other suv unless modified. So started from there. The other twenty percent you are going through a very boulder filled stream bed and there are no alternate routes. Heading up through the creek to Potato Patch was a lot of fun. My friend was in his tundra with 35s and about the same lift. If you try to take a stock Jeep or Toyota through that section, you will likely scrape hard. I have a 2008 Polaris Ranger 700 stock. Red Rock State Park. I've spoken with a few who did it in the last 2 months or so and no permit was required. Bumpy road, great views. Smiley Rock Trail; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake. We want you to know what you are getting into before you are either bored or scared to death. This trail is NOT for stock vehicles or mall crawlers. Definitely agree with the 80/20 split. 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. Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. It did not dampen our spirits though and we continued on N/W of town on our quest to find Smiley Rock. $3.00 View Options. Smiley Rock is a scenic trail that circles Woodchute Mountain. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving. Smiley Rock Trail – Jerome, AZ. 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. Smiley smile is a 405 m less popular blue singletrack trail located near Sundsvall. 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. It was definitely HARD. Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, May 4, 2013. Additionally, you get some nice long stretches in the shade to knock the heat down. 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. The main attraction is the rock with a smile set in stone. This trail is not for a stock vehicle unless you have at least a tire that measures 33 inches or more and you have skid plates. Maybe this app should use the 1-5 scale and call it a 4. But did use 4H to make it easier. You can’t miss the fire station if you stay on 89A. Starting Point: I wonder when that gets closed. 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. Unlicensed vehicles are okay on … The station is located at a tight turn along a switchback that winds through the center of town. It sits there smiling at you and this is the type of trail in which you could honestly smile back. Stepping stones cross Broad Meadow Brook, after which the dirt trail ascends a moderately steep slope to the powerline. The Long Path enters the northern Shawangunks near Lake Maratanza in Sam's Point Preserve, which is part of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The trail is great!! If you’re in a Subaru or some sort of cross over or stock explorer type suv, you will win into trouble. $3.00 View Options. Beyond the powerline, Sprague Extension Trail (0.5 miles) takes you through upland oak woods and connects to Smiley Face Trail. Tavasci Marsh Overlook and Tuzigoot National Monument, Tavasci Marsh from Tuzigoot National Monument, Lower Raptor, Upper Raptor, Rust Bucket and Bones Loop. Smiley Rock is one of the more famous off-road trails in the State and for good reason. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Nightstalker, May 4, 2013 #1. $3.00 View Options. Broken Arrow – Sedona, AZ. PHX - Smiley Rock Dualsport. Our weekend adventure to the Smiley Rock trail was to take us into the Prescott National Forest, nearly the dead center of Arizona. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. It's so named for a rock that someone carved a smiley face into long ago. Travel approximately 7.7 miles to Forest Service Road 318A. he mentioned there was a sign at the north end that was ripped off and one at the power plant at the southern end. Just outside of Jerome, one of the most famous and ghostly mining towns in all Arizona, sits a rock that never stops smiling. 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. 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. Directions to the Trail: Follow Hwy 89A through Jerome and turn north at the fire station. The trail ranges in elevation from about 5,800 feet … Link to a description of the trail on AZFJ forums: AZFJ › Forums › Reviews › Arizona Trail Reviews › Smiley Rock (Jerome Area) - 3.0 Very scenic and we had a ton of fun, but please do not attempt if your vehicle is not capable! Follow Smiley Rock using track logs. Trail Oval Decal - AZ - Turkey Creek. Did the entire loop from Jerome. Stay off this trail during rainy periods; the last part … Dead Horse Ranch State Park ... Dogie Trail. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving. So in my opinion, NOT a moderate trail. Were these modified ? 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