Schultz Creek Trail - TRAIL

Schultz Creek Trail - Trail, Flagstaff, Arizona

Best 4 miles of single track in Arizona.

User Reviews (8)

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nkdmtnbkr   Downhiller [Oct 29, 2006]

This trail is all that the other reviewers say it is...fast, fun, twisty, and easy. It's a great warm up or cool down to a more serious ride, or a great easy spin just to open up the arteries. It's spectacularly beautiful. All that being said, this is a high traffic trail, especially during weekends and evenings. Hikers, dogs, horses, mountain bikers of every ability or lack of, runners, horses and rock climbers are frequently encountered. Railing it at 25+ generally results in at least one person scrambling to clear the trail, which gives us all a bad name. This trail is best enjoyed at the beginning or end of a ride at a fun, but relaxed pace. There are lots of trails geared more toward downhilling, Schulz Creek is just a little to crowded to rail responsibly.

Similar Products Used: If you're pedaling, I recommend going up Schulz to Schulz tank, then climbing out the back to Sunset, then up to the Catwalk. Turn around, go down Sunset, then climb to Dry Lakes, then hit Jedi or Keni(sp), finish with a relaxed run down Schulz. If you're shuttling, take the catwalk to the top of Sunset, then follow the same route down to Schulz Pass road, or hit Wasabi or Onion and skip Schulz Creek altogether.
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4
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2
stinker dawg   Weekend Warrior [Oct 26, 2006]

A gradual climb with a couple of tougher, steeper parts. Due to the recent trail maintenance the upper part of the trail is even less technical than it had been. However, watch out for those left turns, they are not bermed and actually slope to the right, so if you are going fast you will either slide out or fly off the trail. If you are looking for something that is one step up from riding the urban trail this is a good one, but if you want something more technical go higher. A good start to a loop.

Customer Service

from shultz trail head up shultz, then there are many options.

Similar Products Used: brookbanks, sunset, gnarley, little bear, fort valley system
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3
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2
TheFox88   Weekend Warrior [Oct 25, 2005]

Fun and fast, like everyone else has said. I love to ride fast down this trail and hit all the launch pads for some sweet air. Definitley one of the funnest spots in Flag.

Customer Service

Take Sunset trail first and connect up with Schultz for a sweet, fast, easy, and fun downhill.

Similar Products Used: Any. It's Flagstaff.
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5
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3
Cosmic Ray   [May 26, 2001]

In Flag for the day? Want to do Cosmic Ray's local favorite trail. This is it. Start in the parking lot like it says in the description. The whole climb is about 1000 ft. all gradual and pretty easy for an intermediate rider. There are roots and rocks all the way up offering a good challenge for the beginner to intermediate, but all very do-able and nothing scarey. Pay attention during the climb because the 4 mile descent comes next. On the way up look for Jaws, Son of Jaws and the Rock Garden. There are fast banked turns, spashes in the creek in the springtime, lots of ferns and flowers, some short steep pitches and some high speed jumps at the bottom on the way down. Enjoy.

Customer Service

Schultz Creek Trail is part of the Mt. Elden Trail System. It is usually done as part of a longer ride, but in and of itself it is a great out and back (er, uh, up and down) ride with a short loop at the far end.

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5
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Tim Allen   [Jun 07, 2001]

Most rides in Flagstaff should incorporate part or all of Schultz Creek Trail. Many an epic loop begins or ends with this trail. Springtime is lots of fun trying to jump the creek or just bombing through it and cooling off. If you're coming to the secret mecca of mountain biking for the first time then try this trail first and hit all the great stuff that stems off.

Customer Service

just like it says

Similar Products Used: little gnarly, rocky ridge, oldham, brookbank, sunset, little elden--the list goes on and on.
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Tom   [Oct 31, 2001]

Rode in Flag for the first time a couple of weeks ago. This place is like the scret mountain bike mecca. All of the trails are fun on Elden. The downhill on schulz creek is one of the best I've ridden in my life. Smooth and fast as hell with banked turns and some great tech stuff thrown in here and there. Flag kicks ass.

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5
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Ken Frank   [Oct 31, 2001]

A total blast!! Super fast singletrack with lots of room to manuever. Excellent ride combined with Sunset Tr. Best ride of 10 day holiday. Can be ridden by most people depending on conditions and speed. Beginners would not enjoy this ride in the upper sections of Sunset. Get route information at a local bike shop.

Customer Service

Ride up lookout road and return to Schultz via Sunset TR. and other connecting singletrack.

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5
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Code   [Oct 06, 2002]

A really fast trail with only a few technical sections. Riding up isn't all that bad, and coming down is a blast. Though not technical there are only a few sections where you have to slow down. After a lite(just enough to make the trail tacky) rain this trail can be ridden even faster. The small drops and rocks make for excellent launch pads, and the turns can really be taken with speed. Not overly challenging, but defiantly a must ride.

Customer Service

up Lower oldham, up Elden jeep road or up Upper Oldham, down sunset, down Little Bear, up Little Elden, down Schultz Creek and back to town.

Similar Products Used: Little Bear, Sunset, The Oldhams, and the Brookbanks. And quite a few other trails such as log jam.
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4
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Cornholio   [Jan 05, 2003]

Best beginning and/or ending trail in Arizona. Easy roll on the way up (use at least middle ring, or a SSer will blow past you), a good warm up for some great riding on Mt Elden. Then, a fun, fast ride on the way down to end the day. You can catch air, rail turns, and practically taste some AT Stout from Mogollon that will quench your thirst and of course make the story about your ride a hell of a lot more interesting. Or not; quit slurring and leaning on me you SOB.

Customer Service

Up...find some trails...then down.

Similar Products Used: Any you can find.
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4
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