tons of elevation. 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. Shady on and off. 4. Day 3 we hiked about 12 miles to Bonita Creek. Ride it from See Canyon TH to 260 TH via the Highline trail. This section is well maintained, but the eastern part is less well maintained (altho it was significantly improved by the hardworking Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona). Another nice thing about the Highline Trail is that it does not get the crowds other Sedona Trails get. Had to hike Forestry Road 144, Derrick Trail #33, Horton Creek Trail #285 and Red Rock Spring Trail to get at certain sections. There are quite a few clean water streams along the trail. Just a little video to remember this by! Not many people on it. Where there are cattle there are flies and right now the fly population alone this trail is annoying. This was probably my least desired section of the whole trip. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The views from the trail are second to none. From there it depends on what you want. The trail starts at the Highline Trailhead in McKee Draw, just 0.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 191 on Forest Road 062. You'll also run into some areas that were hit by forest fires and it feels really eerie. Highly suggest this hike. Creek by See Canyon trailhead that was also shady. 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. Highline Trail #31 is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Forest Lakes, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. For the Highline (and possibly Rim) fires, the trail was actually used as a fire break. 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. 6. 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. EASY 3.4 mi. The most popular section for mountain bikers is the 6.5 mile segment from the 260 Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead. It's a great trail with historic significance. The Highline Lateral Canal Path runs along its namesake waterway through the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the smaller town of Guadalupe. As you go along the trail you see the topography change dramatically from forest to desert to prairies and back and forth. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the trip. , but worth the effort. Arizona Trail - Highline Trail. Over 17 miles of this passage follows the well-established Highline Trail in the Tonto National Forest. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. I only gave this trail 4 stars because of the one cow section, otherwise it's all a 5 star backpack. Because of its long-distance, this trail will take the average hiker from 3-5 days. ?The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. This trail was moderately difficult and really worth it. not really double black until the last descent (MTB), Although not marked as such on the western end, Hiline should be considered directional, as the drop into Baldwin is dh only for MTB. At first the trail passes through an alpine meadow and then hugs a rocky cliff as you hike near the road. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Along the way, the trail snakes along the … For those seeking Waldeinsamkeit, this is a trail for you. Hard to follow in a few places but were able to see when back on trail with app & had GPS. since the zane grey 100k was canceled. 16 hours and 20 minutes. 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. My wife and I are only slightly above average shape - for 60 year olds! The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. That being said, the second time is a charm once you know what to expect and where to point your tire. Please come up and ride our Highline Trail. fun trail. 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. Arizona; Highline Trail; Results 1 to 32 of 32 Thread: Highline Trail. Start early if. keep up. This is day 2 from previous post. 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. Did 30.1 miles one day and 29.6 the next, total of 60 miles. Actual mileage is consistently longer than what’s listed on the AllTrails app, most likely due to the recent rerouting by Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona (great job btw). it's a relatively easy hike because it's mostly downhill from logan's pass. The hike to the top of the Cathedral rock was very challenging. not sure why it has been taking some of you 3 or 4 days? Rugged and challenging trail with stunning views and many shallow water crossings. Great trail, completing it all! (They sell water bottles that filter water). Just be cautious and don't let adrenaline get the best of your decision making and risk assessment. The mileage is closer to 55. The sobriquet, which was coined by … The trail is nearly impossible to locate. I have backpacked this beautiful trail twice now. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. super rocky. The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. This trail is rated as difficult, and relatively less traveled. This hike is well signposted throughout. I consider myself an above average rider comfortable with every discipline but I walked this section. to quote a friend, "like a meat grinder for the feet." ?Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. The Highline Trail 31 skirts the Mogollon Rim from Pine to the 260 Trailhead. The views are awesome and there's different lines and variations to explore. 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. Anything can happen at the best of times in this sport. I packed light and am an experienced backpacker, and I found the trail challenging. loved it! Most of the decent is on this super fun singletrack to slick rock overlook. 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. Day 5 we hiked about 12.5 miles back to the Pine trailhead. Luckily for those scared of hikes, a wire handrail has been installed. VERY UNOFFICIAL SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL: In my opinion, the Uinta Highline Trail can be divided into four distinct sections. But, still love AllTrails and wouldn’t hike without it! next time as well. I would highly recommend brining a water filter. A large camping area just off the trail on the south side. 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. To do it in managable sections for day hikes we had to have 4-wheel drive or hike forest roads to get to the trail several times. Huge Views!! Then the trail for the next 8 miles is very rocky, rutty and sections with lots of cows. 51 miles of untamed rim country riding. Completed the entire thing via 14 different day hikes (all recordings are saved here if curious). Location. The markings are sparse and require vigilant navigation. I started at FR 284. The trail goes along the ridges of the Mogollon rim so there are a lot of steep hikes up and down those ridges. mtbr member Reputation: Join Date Apr 2010 Posts 313. Did the section from 260 trailhead to See Canyon. Zane Grey (famous author) and Babe Haught (western pioneer) used the Highline Trail while hunting. I would defiantly recommend this hike. One hour back down to parking. When I hiked (early November), water was plentiful and people were rare (both plusses for me). Along this hike you'll have views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Lee Mountain, Rabbit Ears and Cathedral Rock. 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! The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. If you're riding the whole loop including the decent/downhill be mindful of. [Show as slideshow]. More Info. The Highline Trail is a sixty to ninety minute drive from much of the Phoenix metro area. Bonita Creek has an okay camp just south of the trail along the creek, good water. 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. your exposure, the remoteness and the ability of who you are riding with. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 751 ft blue climb. Please choose a different date. lot from where we stopped. There is some exposure along the narrow, ledgy trails during the climb up. me and a couple of friends ran this and some more. 2 sections left. Many days I didn’t see anyone else out there. 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. The overall trail is consistent with the dry and rocky riding in Sedona with cliffs on one side and cacti on the other. more, Recommended experiences in and around Sedona, Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com. This was not an easy hike. Zane Grey and Babe Haught used the Highline Trail while hunting. The map on this app is off by about 7 miles. Along Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, MT. Hiline Trail is an expert-level mountain bike trail that is best ridden from the Village of Oak Creek side -- finishing on the Baldwin Trail loop. 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. Day 4 we hiked about 13 miles to Bray Creek. (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). Most areas of this trail now have cattle grazing in the area. LinkBack URL; About LinkBacks; Thread Tools. 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). (If anyone knows how to combine tracks, please let me know). 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. It turned out to be an incredible hike. Great views, water crossings, and challenging! I almost never see the cattle but there are manure all about. The western part of the trail, from the Pine to Washington Park trailheads, is concurrent with the Arizona Trail. A vault toilet and parking area are at the trailhead. Use extreme caution when reading AllTrail’s mileage. If my addition and subtraction is correct, I have the whole Highline as 57.2 miles. With views across the valley of Mt. Completed 42ish of the 60ish mile Highline Trail in 2 1/2 days! 62 in all. There is some streams, Ellison Creek, in this section but they are full of cow pies. Lots of running water which was nice (not enough to swim in enough to water horses or fill up a camelback). 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. Ride (HAB) up the rim along the Drew Trail 291 to FR 300. Paul Paonessa, the project manager for Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona, has a name for the pre-rehabilitated condition of the Highline Trail #31: SOLPOST. It is the essence of hiking and backpacking in Rim Country. The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. We found a great camp just up from the Hatchery trailhead. My friends and I are in moderate shape and this trail ended up kicking our butts. great views. I went clockwise and would do so again. Got kicked off due to a fire ahead of us unfortunately. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Gorgeous views. 7.5 miles round trip from Yavapi Vista trailhead. 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. Description Starting from Slim Shady Trail near Yavapai Vista trailhead, it's a steep, technical climb to the top of the mesa. Overall, Arizona Trail - Highline Horse Trail is the 2nd most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona. The Trailhead begins just south of the parking are… If you're riding the whole loop including the decent/downhill be mindful of The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. So it is definitely longer than it says. There are really three ways to access Baldwin Loop Trail and I give all three in the Map To Trailhead section but this particular narration starts at Verde Valley Road. Gorgeous views and nice, steady incline. Best nearby. DIFFICULT 3.0 mi. Highline National Recreation Trail is … DIFFICULT 8.3 mi. This is a short, scenic hike that offers great views of Cathedral Rock and access to connecting trails. The Uinta Highline Trail can be hiked in either direction, but hikers of its entire 104-mile length more often hike east to west.