[Show as slideshow]. Anything can happen at the best of times in this sport. The trail starts at the Highline Trailhead in McKee Draw, just 0.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 191 on Forest Road 062. Great views, water crossings, and challenging! Shady on and off. Do it! The overall trail is consistent with the dry and rocky riding in Sedona with cliffs on one side and cacti on the other. 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. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. 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. If you do this hike, make sure you are prepared for a tough hike. With views across the valley of Mt. We covered more mileage than listed in each section, sometimes several miles more, most likely due to rerouting! The trail is nearly impossible to locate. Highway 191 to Leidy Peak TH: The first ~20 miles is in lower elevation terrain. the highline trail is a great dayhike if you want to get out of your car but still see a lot of the park. As you go along the trail you see the topography change dramatically from forest to desert to prairies and back and forth. My wife and I are only slightly above average shape - for 60 year olds! We found a great camp spot about 0.15 up See Canyon trail #184. 2 sections left. I went clockwise and would do so again. 6. I believe the Hiline is a newer trail and does not show up on the maps at all the Trailheads. Got kicked off due to a fire ahead of us unfortunately. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. CONSIDERATIONS?No motorized vehicles are allowed. This was probably my least desired section of the whole trip. 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. Once I work up a sweat, they become quite aggressive. 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. (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). Did 30.1 miles one day and 29.6 the next, total of 60 miles. Once on the Highline Trail the trail is easy to follow. Definitely recommend doing. We started at the 260 trailhead hiking 4 nights and 5 days. I only gave this trail 4 stars because of the one cow section, otherwise it's all a 5 star backpack. It starts from Pine Trailhead and ends at 260 Trailhead, has an elevation range from 5300ft to 6900ft. Location. The sobriquet, which was coined by … Baldwin and Cathedral Rock TH maps, possible starting points for the Hiline Trail, do not indicate the Hiline Trail. I would highly recommend bringing a GPS because there are parts where the trail is hard to find. This is day 2 from previous post. I almost never see the cattle but there are manure all about. Beginner 20%, intermediate 40%, advanced 20% and expert 20%, 2.62 mile very technical MTB trail which is a bi-directional singletrack, that is up and down with about 400 yards of technical exposed and really steep sections a lesser skilled rider will have to walk. From See Canyon Trailhead, this trail ascends to the Mogollon Rim. My Experience. 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). It is the essence of hiking and backpacking in Rim Country. Lots of different landscapes to enjoy including some areas recovering from previous fires. 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 climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. 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. The Highline Trail is a sixty to ninety minute drive from much of the Phoenix metro area. mtbr member Reputation: Join Date Apr 2010 Posts 313. That being said, the second time is a charm once you know what to expect and where to point your tire. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Highline National Recreation Trail Highline National Recreation Trail is a trail in Arizona and has an elevation of 6499 feet. 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. With many water sources along the trail… A large camping area just off the trail on the south side. Arizona Trail - Highline Trail. Hiking from east to west you always have the sun at your back and not in your eyes. 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. Altogether I believe you'll do almost 9,000 feet of elevation gain. Had to hike Forestry Road 144, Derrick Trail #33, Horton Creek Trail #285 and Red Rock Spring Trail to get at certain sections. 62 in all. Best nearby. Tonto Spring via Babe Haught Trail #143. loved it! ?Zane Grey and Babe Haught used the Highline Trail while hunting. great views. 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. The most popular section for mountain bikers is the 6.5 mile segment from the 260 Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead. 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. You'll also run into some areas that were hit by forest fires and it feels really eerie. Arizona has some of the most beautiful and diverse trails in the Nation. Was very muddy with a slight drizzle but was totally worth it! Great water sources and then many that are almost always bone dry. We averaged about 12 miles per day going at about 2-3mph. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. (They sell water bottles that filter water). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. There are sections that have been washed out and trail may be hard to follow but over all it was such a great experience. The scenery and wildlife was beautiful. Sounds like the full loop can be more difficult. Day 2 we hiked about 12.7 miles to Tonto Creek with a long stop at Horton Springs. 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. Completed the entire thing via 14 different day hikes (all recordings are saved here if curious). It turned out to be an incredible hike. Highly suggest this hike. Day 1 we hiked about 7.5 miles from the 260 trailhead to See Canyon.