I consider myself an above average rider comfortable with every discipline but I walked this section. ?The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. the highline trail is a great dayhike if you want to get out of your car but still see a lot of the park. Highline Trail is a unique trail in Rim Country Arizona, runs east to west following Mogollon Rim. Dude Creek has good water, but not sure about camping, E. Verde lots of water and camping a short way up Col. Devin trail #290 and at a couple forks of Chase Creek both with camp spots. NOT 46 miles; definitely 60 miles. Use extreme caution when reading AllTrail’s mileage. We covered more mileage than listed in each section, sometimes several miles more, most likely due to rerouting! The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. With views across the valley of Mt. 10/10 would recommend to anyone up for this beast of a trail. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the trip. This year at the end of Sept. we made it a 5 night 6 days which I liked better and started at the Military Sinkhole trailhead for an extra 2.5 miles. Take note of the burned out areas; it matters. There is some exposure along the narrow, ledgy trails during the climb up. First time for me, AllTrails is significantly off in mileage and in the southwest, that can be deadly, real fast. Tonto Spring via Babe Haught Trail #143. Highline National Recreation Trail is a 74.2 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pine, Arizona that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The Highline Trail 31 skirts the Mogollon Rim from Pine to the 260 Trailhead. This was probably my least desired section of the whole trip. 4. It's a great trail with historic significance. Still, I think the section between Washington Park and Hatchery trail heads was the most challenging. 5. The most popular section for mountain bikers is the 6.5 mile segment from the 260 Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead. Hard to follow in a few places but were able to see when back on trail with app & had GPS. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. We started from Yavapai and climbed the mod we are grade for about 1 1\2 hours, about 2 1\2 miles. Excellent moderate hike, depending how you do it. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Website . That being said, the second time is a charm once you know what to expect and where to point your tire. There are sections that have been washed out and trail may be hard to follow but over all it was such a great experience. Some friends and I hiked from PineTH to the Fish Hatchery (about 36 miles in 3 days). Te-wa and I completed it in just under 2 (not recommended). Views are great, and initial descent from the viewpoint is one of the best around. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The scenery and wildlife was beautiful. East from the Pine Trailhead the trail climbs two long, gentle switchbacks ending at an open area overlooking the eastern front of the Mazatzal Range. The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. Then the trail for the next 8 miles is very rocky, rutty and sections with lots of cows. , but worth the effort. great views. In some places, the trail has been significantly rerouted, and many maps (including alltrails!) More Info. This is an beautiful and rugged trail. My journey was a full 7 miles longer...that can be a full day’s hike for some. Please choose a different date. Day 1 we hiked about 7.5 miles from the 260 trailhead to See Canyon. There are also tons of places to camp along the way, as well as plenty of places to rest. The majority of the trail is maybe single black due more to exposure than technicality, until near the end. I believe the Hiline is a newer trail and does not show up on the maps at all the Trailheads. This trail is rated as difficult, and relatively less traveled. 90minIPA. However, the Yavapai Point TH, which provides the quickest access to this trail, does have a map that shows the Hiline and how it interacts with the surrounding trails. This is day 2 from previous post. Hangover Trail via Munds Wagon Trail and Cow Pies. The mileage is closer to 55. Overall, Arizona Trail - Highline Horse Trail is the 2nd most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona. Lots of running water which was nice (not enough to swim in enough to water horses or fill up a camelback). not sure why it has been taking some of you 3 or 4 days? Additional water at Dick Williams Creek, but no good camping. Along the way, the trail snakes along the … My backpack weighed about 70LB and was not easy to carry 36 miles up and down those ridges. Hotels near Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Hotels near Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Chapel of the Holy Cross: Tickets & Tours‎, Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179): Tickets & Tours‎, West Fork Oak Creek Trail: Tickets & Tours‎, Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park: Tickets & Tours‎, Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village: Tickets & Tours‎. Baldwin and Cathedral Rock TH maps, possible starting points for the Hiline Trail, do not indicate the Hiline Trail. since the zane grey 100k was canceled. Water was good in May, but a little murky this late Sept.. After Webber Creek the trail climbs and climbs for about 5 miles, then descends the last couple miles to the Pine Trailhead. I thought we might have water problems this Sept. but was very surprised at how much water there was in all the creeks. I did the whole trail from east to west in 3.5 days, and my GPS trace came out to 57.29 mi (according to Strava) --- which is substantially more than advertised. next time as well. There are many running creeks and springs-some with more water than others, AMAZING scenery of all kind from high desert, red rocks, to pine trees. For those seeking Waldeinsamkeit, this is a trail for you. This a must do feature trail in Sedona but be mindful of the decent!!! This was an amazing trail; probably the most beautiful and most difficult trail I've ever done. Bray Creek is very small but there is a pipe with spring water flowing. Most of the decent is on this super fun singletrack to slick rock overlook. 16 hours and 20 minutes. Bonita Creek has an okay camp just south of the trail along the creek, good water. Great place to get away from it all. Description Starting from Slim Shady Trail near Yavapai Vista trailhead, it's a steep, technical climb to the top of the mesa. Many sources talk about how the trail between the Washington Park and Hatchery trail heads was burned by the Dude fire in 1990, but parts of the same stretch of trail where also burned by the Rim fire (2009) and (aptly named) Highline fire in 2017. Arizona has some of the most beautiful and diverse trails in the Nation. LinkBack. Best nearby. your exposure, the remoteness and the ability of who you are riding with. Sounds like the full loop can be more difficult. So it is definitely longer than it says. My complaint is that flies are becoming a real problem on this trail. 3. The overall trail is consistent with the dry and rocky riding in Sedona with cliffs on one side and cacti on the other. I packed light and am an experienced backpacker, and I found the trail challenging. There are quite a few clean water streams along the trail. On average it takes 1 … The hike to the top of the Cathedral rock was very challenging. Only do this trail if you are in good physical shape because doing a hike this long you will need food for 4-5 days and all your gear which will end up being pretty heavy. Across the bridge and left around a quick S-turn the AZT departs the Highline Trail for the Colonel Devin Trail (#290), marked by a sign on a very stout post. At first the trail passes through an alpine meadow and then hugs a rocky cliff as you hike near the road. 2. 11 Restaurants within 5 miles. me and a couple of friends ran this and some more. My Experience. Walk up just past the Hatchery sign turn in towards the creek and there is a good camp, good water. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. DIFFICULT 12.7 mi. Altogether I believe you'll do almost 9,000 feet of elevation gain. I decided to post a review because I do have one complaint. Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979, this historic trail was established in the late 1800’s to link various homesteads and ranches under the Mogollon Rim. The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. I have backpacked this beautiful trail twice now. The Highline Lateral Canal Path runs along its namesake waterway through the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the smaller town of Guadalupe. Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Would you recommend this place or activity to a friend looking for an, Is this a must-do if you are travelling with a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, very enjoyable, but challenging for casual hikers. Do it! Highline National Recreation Trail is … Just a little video to remember this by! Once I work up a sweat, they become quite aggressive. Completed the entire thing via 14 different day hikes (all recordings are saved here if curious). The first time a few years ago in May. good overlooks, lots of scenery change, and i almost always see mountain goats, bighorn sheep and marmots on this trail. One hour back down to parking. For the Highline (and possibly Rim) fires, the trail was actually used as a fire break. For this guide, it will be 52-miles. Day 2 we hiked about 12.7 miles to Tonto Creek with a long stop at Horton Springs. Several different species and sizes of flies. Great trail, completing it all! From See Canyon Trailhead, this trail ascends to the Mogollon Rim. It totaled 13 miles 1500 feet elevation. Another nice thing about the Highline Trail is that it does not get the crowds other Sedona Trails get. From the Logan Pass Visitor Centre, cross the parking lot and the road towards the Highline Trail sign. Location. Love this hike and can't wait to return. The trail can be overgrown (it gets little foot traffic in places) and hard to follow in places (especially when the trail is flat and tall grass grows), so it can take real skill to stay found. Gorgeous views. Great views, water crossings, and challenging! ?Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. Was very muddy with a slight drizzle but was totally worth it! I enjoyed this itinerary better with the short day to the E. Verde with a beautiful spot to camp and have a little extra rest. If you're riding the whole loop including the decent/downhill be mindful of. super rocky. Creek by See Canyon trailhead that was also shady. Highline National Recreation Trail is a 46.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pine, Arizona that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Day 4 we hiked about 13 miles to Bray Creek. I would highly recommend brining a water filter. EASY 3.4 mi. Did the loop but the HiLine trail was the HiLight! The Highline Trail #31 is one of those trails that should be on an Arizona backpacker’s bucket list. The next day we hiked 10.5 miles to Webber Creek and camped shortly after the Geronimo trailhead just down and left of a trail junction sign. Horton Creek Trail #285. A vault toilet and parking area are at the trailhead. My friends and I are in moderate shape and this trail ended up kicking our butts. Over 17 miles of this passage follows the well-established Highline Trail in the Tonto National Forest. Did the section from 260 trailhead to See Canyon. VERY UNOFFICIAL SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL: In my opinion, the Uinta Highline Trail can be divided into four distinct sections. The climb to the top is tough and for your hard work you get good views, an 8 mile flat ride to the top of Drew and of course, the scary 1 mile descent. We started at the 260 trailhead hiking 4 nights and 5 days. The markings are sparse and require vigilant navigation. Because of its long-distance, this trail will take the average hiker from 3-5 days. If you are in the mood for a classic Sedona hike packed with great views and a side trip to Oak Creek than this is your hike! Herman Spring via See Canyon Trail #184. The western part of the trail, from the Pine to Washington Park trailheads, is concurrent with the Arizona Trail. If you make it all the way to Baldwin Trail this is a great place to turn around and head back because its about 4 miles back to the parking area. Herman Spring Loop via Trail. Completed 42ish of the 60ish mile Highline Trail in 2 1/2 days! Very difficult trail with a ton of rocks and it's easy to get lost west of Tonto Creek in the Dude Fire burn area. LinkBack URL; About LinkBacks; Thread Tools. 2 sections left. The epic route: Take the Highline Trail from See Canyon trailhead to the 291 Drew Canyon Fork. It turned out to be an incredible hike. Zane Grey and Babe Haught used the Highline Trail while hunting. I went clockwise and would do so again. As mentioned above, this was my first ever ride in the USA with a group, so I was a bit worried how I would feel about the whole experience. Did 30.1 miles one day and 29.6 the next, total of 60 miles. Paul Paonessa, the project manager for Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona, has a name for the pre-rehabilitated condition of the Highline Trail #31: SOLPOST. 51 miles of untamed rim country riding. I would highly recommend bringing a GPS because there are parts where the trail is hard to find. Highline trail is no exception. 6. have not been updated with the new route. Where there are cattle there are flies and right now the fly population alone this trail is annoying. keep up. it's a relatively easy hike because it's mostly downhill from logan's pass. The map on this app is off by about 7 miles. The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. This made the backpack a 5 night 6 day trip. I started at FR 284. Hiking from east to west you always have the sun at your back and not in your eyes. Ride it from See Canyon TH to 260 TH via the Highline trail. I would defiantly recommend this hike. From Bray Creek it is mostly down hill to Webber Creek where there is a couple good camp spot shortly after the Geronimo Trailhead. As you go along the trail you see the topography change dramatically from forest to desert to prairies and back and forth. Huge Views!! fun trail. This was not an easy hike. Day 5 we hiked about 12.5 miles back to the Pine trailhead. So as you hike along, the land to the north of the trail is charred but the land to the south of the trail is untouched by fire (mostly --- it looks like the fire jumped the trail in a few places). Beautiful trail to train for the grand canyon! The trail starts at the Highline Trailhead in McKee Draw, just 0.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 191 on Forest Road 062. Horton Spring via Horton Creek Trail #285. 7.5 miles round trip from Yavapi Vista trailhead. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with some rocks. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Shady on and off. Along Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, MT. Lots of different landscapes to enjoy including some areas recovering from previous fires. For the more adventurous take the Hiline Trail for a one way 3.5 mile hike and 480 ft elevation gain to the Baldwin Trail. We averaged about 12 miles per day going at about 2-3mph. Please come up and ride our Highline Trail. Great water sources and then many that are almost always bone dry. As a tourist on a rental bike without knowledge of the area or emergency response, it just wasn't worth it.This section does not flow with the rest of the trail type and in talking with other riders it caught many people off guard. If my addition and subtraction is correct, I have the whole Highline as 57.2 miles. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. are rideable for some but definitely sketchy and could be consequential when crashing. You also don't have to do the whole 50 mile hike because there are numerous campsites along the way where you can park a 2nd car to take you back to your 1st car. Arizona; Highline Trail; Results 1 to 32 of 32 Thread: Highline Trail. You'll also run into some areas that were hit by forest fires and it feels really eerie. Luckily for those scared of hikes, a wire handrail has been installed. [Show as slideshow]. Bob Bear Trail (Formerly Fossil Springs Trail), Corduroy Wash and Hicks and Duncan Canyon Loop. Along this hike you'll have views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Lee Mountain, Rabbit Ears and Cathedral Rock. The often-bouldery track crosses nine major passes and seldom dips below 10,500 feet. Rugged and challenging trail with stunning views and many shallow water crossings. Most areas of this trail now have cattle grazing in the area. (Google maps has the trail) We saw some deer, elk, wildcat and bear tracks along the way so make sure you bring some sort of protection from harmful wildlife (pepper spray). There is several water sources along the way. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Arizona Trail - Highline Horse Trail including AD Bar Trail, East Eagle Trail, Highline Trail, Woods Canyon Overlook, Reynold Trailhead and Cascade Recreation Area. CONSIDERATIONS?No motorized vehicles are allowed. It’s the perfect aerie to spy the wilderness’s 26 summits above 13,000 feet, an estimated 1,000 lakes and ponds, 36 major streams, and megafauna galore. A large camping area just off the trail on the south side. Highline National Recreation Trail Highline National Recreation Trail is a trail in Arizona and has an elevation of 6499 feet. DIFFICULT 3.0 mi. Full view. Occasional signal if things go bad. (If anyone knows how to combine tracks, please let me know). I almost never see the cattle but there are manure all about. Arizona › Highline Trail #31 ... Horton Spring Loop via Horton Creek Trail #285 and Highline Trail #31. Several spots required use of hands and arms to traverse steep sections. Contact. When I hiked (early November), water was plentiful and people were rare (both plusses for me). The effect is striking, but the downside is that the trail was hastily widened to about 15’ to make the firebreak, and the result is ugly (all shrubs and trees were cut off at the base with chainsaws) and seems to have caused extra erosion. If you're riding the whole loop including the decent/downhill be mindful of And the king of the hill is the Highline Trail, which runs 78 east-west miles through the 456,705-acre High Uintas Wilderness of northeast Utah. The descent on the far side has some steep, loose areas that most bikers will choose to hike. Just after the last log cut off on a trace trail going towards the creek, follow the trail up stream a little ways and there is a wonderful camp spot, great water. My wife and I are only slightly above average shape - for 60 year olds! Day 3 we hiked about 12 miles to Bonita Creek. The overall trail is consistent with the dry and rocky riding in Sedona with cliffs on one side and cacti on the other. loved it! It is the essence of hiking and backpacking in Rim Country. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail.

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