Munds Wagon Trail
Munds Wagon Trail
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huangj02
New Haven, CT133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Try to go on a weekday to lessen the noise of jeeps and ATVs, and go early. We went in the off season and started around 9 AM and heard only 2-3 vehicles for the whole trip. Beautiful hike along the canyon, several small waterfalls during the wet season. Great views at the Cowpies. Watch out for the continuation to Hangover trail, not too bad up to the saddle with great views of Midgely Bridge, but then more slickrock hiking at an angle before reconnecting with Mund's Wagon. Allow for about 5 hours to complete the loop.
Written 10 January 2020
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ND1438
Fargo, ND153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
This was an 8 mile out and back hike. It was beautiful scenery all along the way including a stream and many overlooks. The view at the top is well worth it. We climbed 1,065 in elevation. A steady climb. We hit the trail around 8:00 and didn’t see another person until we were 1/3 of the way down. So awesome! As the day went on, the trail got pretty busy and there was a lot of traffic on the nearby road/keep trail. Highly advise going early. Beautiful hike, and a great workout. Bring water and lunch for a picnic at the top!
Written 21 December 2021
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Storyteller5180
Racine Wisconsin2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stress relief in the pines of Munds Mountain....I came to the southwest totally stressed, and as blue as the sky. My brother thought a trip to Sedona would be the best medicine in the world. Sedona took my breathe away..then onward to our overnight stay...in Munds Park. Upon arrival, I immediately felt an unusual peace. The altitude was a factor, but I truly believe it was something more.. something spiritual. The next morning I took a short drive in the area...the feeling grew stronger. My brother and I drove to the forested area....the pines, scented air, numerous alpine flowers, (maybe even vortex effects), surrounded me, lifted me and fully encompassed my being. I would recommend to anybody, to go to Munds Mountain, breathe the air, let the stress float out, and when you return (it will be too soon, no matter the length of time spent there), your spirit will be renewed, and you will dream of returning soon. Sedona is beautiful, but Munds Mountain is spiritual AND beautiful.
Written 22 May 2003
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JayneHikingAddict
Washington DC, DC107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
Munds Wagon Trail offers extraordinary close up and distant views of Sedona. Bear Wallow Canyon, Munds Mountain and various geologic features such as Merry-Go-Round Rock, Mitten Ridge and the Mogollon Rim. The pathway connects with Margs Draw, Huckaby, Cow Pies, and Schnebly Hill Trails.

The trail is well marked with Caged Cairns, mostly moderate in grade and offers shade from Arizona cypress. It is 4 miles one way and if you have a high clearance 4 wheel drive you can park at either trailhead. Going east to west has less elevation but the 4 wheel is needed to get to that trailhead.

Munds Wagon route is an historic trail that follows an early cattle trail linking Sedona with the Mogollon Rim. Started in 1896, the trail's completion as a wagon trail awaited the work of pioneer J.J. Thompson in 1902.

Driving Directions: 89A to 179S. At the first round about take Schnebly Hill Road to the Margs Trailhead on your left,

Tip: Someone suggested I go to the Hike House http://thehikehouse.com/ to get hiking ideas. I was glad I did. the owner was much more helpful than any of the visitor centers where I stopped. I bought the Sedona Trails Map and he marked up 3 hikes for me (I had already done Bear Mountain when I found him). Each of the trails was spot on for my skill level.
Written 12 April 2013
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Snorkler45
Hills, IA23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Couples
This trail is rated a 5 in many hiking reviews so we gave it a try when we were in Sedona. My wife and I love to hike and have been hiking this summer all over Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. First let me say, yes, the scenery is a five. Beautiful. But the trail itself - in comparison to many of the other trails we have been on is not a five. It follows a road for a long stretch which is used by tour jeeps and you can even hear the guides give their corny, memorized speal from the trail. At first the trail is well marked but the further you go the less well marked it is and I thought it was somewhat confusing. Other people must be confused too because trails lead off to dead ends, etc. As I said before the scenery is very nice. If you don't mind following a road at the first part of a trail and want to get some exercise it is an okay hike. I would definitely not rate it a five though.
Written 21 June 2016
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lgunderthesun
Mesa, AZ18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
It was a beautiful 21 degrees on 1/3/2015 when we started the day and plowed our way through the ankle deep snow. It was a moderate 8 mile hike and begins with mostly shaded areas and ascends up through a wash that had beautiful "frozen" waterfalls. As the trail rises up out of the creek bed, technicolor views expand to the south and west overlooking Sedona. We kept straight on the trail to the Carousel, a huge circular formation of monstrous stone and hoo-doos sandwiched between massive layers of red rock, creating the illusion of creatures on an enormous merry-go-round! We were lucky the road was closed due to the weather so it was very secluded. This is a beautiful area and I recommend it.
Written 7 January 2015
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James W
Atlanta, GA148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
We had a superb guide and the expedition was well thought out. It's considered 'moderate' but I'd say it's between easy and moderate.
Written 18 September 2014
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mkbATL
Atlanta, GA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I hiked this trail on my 4th trip to Sedona and I have to say the views made this my favorite Sedona trip yet. Whoever described this trail as "nothing spectacular" must be blind. The views are better than you can get from any of the high-priced jeep tours. And you don't have to be an Olympic athlete to make the trek. No doubt, it's a long, uphill climb, but you get to see the flora and geology up close while at the same time you take in breathtaking vistas in the distance. The downside is that you remain close to the road at all times which mean you always hear the jeeps and tour guides. On the upside, if you do overextend yourself, you are always close to the road where someone can lend you a hand. On the trail itself, we only passed two people the whole time - a nice trip if you want a little solitude. Do allow yourself a good 6 hours for this hike.
Written 13 March 2014
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sunyamar
Cottonwood, AZ211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
The majestic views on all of Schnebly Hill are incredible but this one is breathtaking & will literally mesmerize you.
Unfortunately the jeep tours have this as part of one of their routs so know this can be intrusive. I simply wait for them to pass & return to a trance only these majestic mountains can provide.
Written 30 May 2018
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cobra2152
Truro, MA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is a trail that meanders through the trees, across gullies, up and down hills and close to numerous red rocks for photography, particularly Snoopy rock. Take it as far as the like, the hike to Cow Pies is fairly long, but worth it, if you can do it.
Written 17 April 2018
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