Awesome light trail with great scenic views. The difficult part of the trail can be skipped by taking a different route. Martinez canyon where the difficult part lies with the infamous rock that appears to have a smiley face. Going through the canyon will need a vehicle suited for off-road travel and can navigate good sized rocks. While the rocky areas aren't to difficult, having a smaller vehicle like a Jeep will help. Full size trucks/SUVs may encounter some problems and may need the driver to be more careful with picking a path to navigate the rocks without damage. Rock size range from 1' to 2' diameter. Water and snow will increase the difficultly.
Smiley Rock is a 23 mile point-to-point trail located near Jerome, Arizona that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. Can be accessed from Prescott Valley or Chino Valley as well as from Jerome.
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