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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. Paul Paonessa, the project manager for Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona, has a name for the pre-rehabilitated condition of the Highline Trail #31: SOLPOST. Show Printable Version; Subscribe to this Thread… 02-02-2020 #1. 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. You'll also run into some areas that were hit by forest fires and it feels really eerie. Was very muddy with a slight drizzle but was totally worth it! Some friends and I hiked from PineTH to the Fish Hatchery (about 36 miles in 3 days). Completed the entire thing via 14 different day hikes (all recordings are saved here if curious). 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. 4. since the zane grey 100k was canceled. The first 3 miles from the Hatchery trailhead is very nice with great views. VERY UNOFFICIAL SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL: In my opinion, the Uinta Highline Trail can be divided into four distinct sections. 5. Please choose a different date. loved it! This trail was moderately difficult and really worth it. Hiking from east to west you always have the sun at your back and not in your eyes. I would highly recommend brining a water filter. Still, I think the section between Washington Park and Hatchery trail heads was the most challenging. We covered more mileage than listed in each section, sometimes several miles more, most likely due to rerouting! I spent a lot of my time on yesterday's hike trying to swat away flies with limited success. My friends and I are in moderate shape and this trail ended up kicking our butts. Highline National Recreation Trail Highline National Recreation Trail is a trail in Arizona and has an elevation of 6499 feet. The scenery and wildlife was beautiful. The Highline Trail #31 is one of those trails that should be on an Arizona backpacker’s bucket list. 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. Highline trail along the continental divide is arguably one of the best day hikes in North America (including the Kalalau trail) From logan pass to the loop is 11.6 miles total (7.6 miles to granite... Read all 509 reviews. Creek by See Canyon trailhead that was also shady. Highline trail is no exception. When I hiked (early November), water was plentiful and people were rare (both plusses for me). Love this hike and can't wait to return. So it is definitely longer than it says. My Experience. The hike to the top of the Cathedral rock was very challenging. Altogether I believe you'll do almost 9,000 feet of elevation gain. We started at the 260 trailhead hiking 4 nights and 5 days. Arizona has some of the most beautiful and diverse trails in the Nation. Gorgeous views and nice, steady incline. I packed light and am an experienced backpacker, and I found the trail challenging. It was 98 degrees when we finished the 4 hour hike. This hike is well signposted throughout. The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. The overall trail is consistent with the dry and rocky riding in Sedona with cliffs on one side and cacti on the other. DIFFICULT 12.7 mi. With views across the valley of Mt. all in one helping. Over 17 miles of this passage follows the well-established Highline Trail in the Tonto National Forest. That being said, the second time is a charm once you know what to expect and where to point your tire. 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. For this guide, it will be 52-miles. Gorgeous views. Use extreme caution when reading AllTrail’s mileage. Herman Spring via See Canyon Trail #184. Take note of the burned out areas; it matters. I would defiantly recommend this hike. Additional water at Dick Williams Creek, but no good camping. But then you get to a super beat up chute type section where the line choices and consequences aren't super clear. Walk up just past the Hatchery sign turn in towards the creek and there is a good camp, good water. lot from where we stopped. If my addition and subtraction is correct, I have the whole Highline as 57.2 miles. (If anyone knows how to combine tracks, please let me know). 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. Day 1 we hiked about 7.5 miles from the 260 trailhead to See Canyon. The most popular section for mountain bikers is the 6.5 mile segment from the 260 Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead. the highline trail is a great dayhike if you want to get out of your car but still see a lot of the park. 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. 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. Another nice thing about the Highline Trail is that it does not get the crowds other Sedona Trails get. Shady on and off. ?Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. 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. I have hiked the Highline many times and have hiked the entire length in segments. 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. From See Canyon Trailhead, this trail ascends to the Mogollon Rim. The mileage is closer to 55. tons of elevation. Longest day hike was 15 miles but it included Derrick Trail. The trail starts at the Highline Trailhead in McKee Draw, just 0.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 191 on Forest Road 062. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with some rocks. Did 30.1 miles one day and 29.6 the next, total of 60 miles. 62 in all. Just a little video to remember this by! 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. Great views, water crossings, and challenging! I have backpacked this beautiful trail twice now. There is several water sources along the way. Many days I didn’t see anyone else out there. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The map on this app is off by about 7 miles. 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. ?The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. Arizona; Highline Trail; Results 1 to 32 of 32 Thread: Highline Trail. But, still love AllTrails and wouldn’t hike without it! As you go along the trail you see the topography change dramatically from forest to desert to prairies and back and forth. CONSIDERATIONS?No motorized vehicles are allowed. For the Highline (and possibly Rim) fires, the trail was actually used as a fire break. It totaled 13 miles 1500 feet elevation. 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. However, the trail easy to follow when widended. The sobriquet, which was coined by … The Uinta Highline Trail can be hiked in either direction, but hikers of its entire 104-mile length more often hike east to west. I only gave this trail 4 stars because of the one cow section, otherwise it's all a 5 star backpack. it's a relatively easy hike because it's mostly downhill from logan's pass. I almost never see the cattle but there are manure all about. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. LinkBack URL; About LinkBacks; Thread Tools. This year we stopped at the E. Verde 7.5 miles from Bonita Creek and camped a short way up the Col. Devin trail #290 near the creek. Nothing beats trains with the boys. It's a great trail with historic significance. From Bray Creek it is mostly down hill to Webber Creek where there is a couple good camp spot shortly after the Geronimo Trailhead. Huge Views!! Baldwin and Cathedral Rock TH maps, possible starting points for the Hiline Trail, do not indicate the Hiline Trail. Lots of different landscapes to enjoy including some areas recovering from previous fires. 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. Not many people on it. 2 sections left. We found a great camp spot about 0.15 up See Canyon trail #184. 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. The Highline Trail is a sixty to ninety minute drive from much of the Phoenix metro area. We averaged about 12 miles per day going at about 2-3mph. Great trail, completing it all! Because of its long-distance, this trail will take the average hiker from 3-5 days. EASY 3.4 mi. Definitely recommend doing. 10/10 would recommend to anyone up for this beast of a trail. Great water sources and then many that are almost always bone dry. Anything can happen at the best of times in this sport. 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