Nothing beats trains with the boys. The scenery and wildlife was beautiful. 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). 3. This is a short, scenic hike that offers great views of Cathedral Rock and access to connecting trails. This trail was moderately difficult and really worth it. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The views are awesome and there's different lines and variations to explore. [Show as slideshow]. I got within spitting distance of a huge bull elk and saw several more from a distance. The descent on the far side has some steep, loose areas that most bikers will choose to hike. (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). The markings are sparse and require vigilant navigation. It totaled 13 miles 1500 feet elevation. Love this hike and can't wait to return. As you go along the trail you see the topography change dramatically from forest to desert to prairies and back and forth. The often-bouldery track crosses nine major passes and seldom dips below 10,500 feet. DIFFICULT 3.0 mi. My Experience. mtbr member Reputation: Join Date Apr 2010 Posts 313. From the Logan Pass Visitor Centre, cross the parking lot and the road towards the Highline Trail sign. 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. 4. We started at the 260 trailhead hiking 4 nights and 5 days. have not been updated with the new route. are rideable for some but definitely sketchy and could be consequential when crashing. I spent a lot of my time on yesterday's hike trying to swat away flies with limited success. 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. Just a little video to remember this by! If you're riding the whole loop including the decent/downhill be mindful of Had to hike Forestry Road 144, Derrick Trail #33, Horton Creek Trail #285 and Red Rock Spring Trail to get at certain sections. Bonita Creek has an okay camp just south of the trail along the creek, good water. Great place to get away from it all. The climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. The epic route: Take the Highline Trail from See Canyon trailhead to the 291 Drew Canyon Fork. There are also tons of places to camp along the way, as well as plenty of places to rest. 10/10 would recommend to anyone up for this beast of a trail. I consider myself an above average rider comfortable with every discipline but I walked this section. 90minIPA. Sounds like the full loop can be more difficult. The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. Along this hike you'll have views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Lee Mountain, Rabbit Ears and Cathedral Rock. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in Canada. 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. ?The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. Baldwin and Cathedral Rock TH maps, possible starting points for the Hiline Trail, do not indicate the Hiline Trail. me and a couple of friends ran this and some more. 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. So it is definitely longer than it says. Longest day hike was 15 miles but it included Derrick Trail. , but worth the effort. 11 Restaurants within 5 miles. I would highly recommend brining a water filter. 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. lot from where we stopped. 5. Horton Spring via Horton Creek Trail #285. all in one helping. The trail tread is mostly packed dirt mixed with some rocks. There, successive downhill chutes. 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. The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail. I packed light and am an experienced backpacker, and I found the trail challenging. (If anyone knows how to combine tracks, please let me know). 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. 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. We found a great camp just up from the Hatchery trailhead. 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. EASY 3.4 mi. That being said, the second time is a charm once you know what to expect and where to point your tire. Great trail, completing it all! not sure why it has been taking some of you 3 or 4 days? The sobriquet, which was coined by … The first time a few years ago in May. I would say you should plan for it to take 4-5 days if you do the whole trail. more, Recommended experiences in and around Sedona, Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com. 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. Gorgeous views. The Highline Trail #31 is one of those trails that should be on an Arizona backpacker’s bucket list. We found a great camp spot about 0.15 up See Canyon trail #184. LinkBack URL; About LinkBacks; Thread Tools. It starts from Pine Trailhead and ends at 260 Trailhead, has an elevation range from 5300ft to 6900ft. Herman Spring via See Canyon Trail #184. I would highly recommend bringing a GPS because there are parts where the trail is hard to find. 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. super rocky. 2 sections left. Once on the Highline Trail the trail is easy to follow. Contact. the highline trail is a great dayhike if you want to get out of your car but still see a lot of the park. your exposure, the remoteness and the ability of who you are riding with. For those seeking Waldeinsamkeit, this is a trail for you. 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. Once I work up a sweat, they become quite aggressive. 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 climb is reasonable but sporty with ledges and technical jaunts and corners. There are quite a few clean water streams along the trail. At first the trail passes through an alpine meadow and then hugs a rocky cliff as you hike near the road. I have done most of the hikes around Sedona but this one i overlooked for some reason. Was very muddy with a slight drizzle but was totally worth it! More Info. Website . 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). I have backpacked this beautiful trail twice now. Arizona Trail - Highline Trail. 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. MODERATE 1.2 mi. Still, I think the section between Washington Park and Hatchery trail heads was the most challenging. 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. Most areas of this trail now have cattle grazing in the area. Lots of different landscapes to enjoy including some areas recovering from previous fires. For this guide, it will be 52-miles. (They sell water bottles that filter water). Lots of running water which was nice (not enough to swim in enough to water horses or fill up a camelback). 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. 62 in all. 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. I only gave this trail 4 stars because of the one cow section, otherwise it's all a 5 star backpack. Day 1 we hiked about 7.5 miles from the 260 trailhead to See Canyon. 6. Did the loop but the HiLine trail was the HiLight! We were pretty exhausted by the end of the trip. Then the trail for the next 8 miles is very rocky, rutty and sections with lots of cows. Use extreme caution when reading AllTrail’s mileage. If you do this hike, make sure you are prepared for a tough hike. ?Zane Grey and Babe Haught used the Highline Trail while hunting. Along Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, MT. 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. Arizona has some of the most beautiful and diverse trails in the Nation. Day 5 we hiked about 12.5 miles back to the Pine trailhead. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Additional water at Dick Williams Creek, but no good camping. When I hiked (early November), water was plentiful and people were rare (both plusses for me). Great views, water crossings, and challenging! For the Highline (and possibly Rim) fires, the trail was actually used as a fire break. First time for me, AllTrails is significantly off in mileage and in the southwest, that can be deadly, real fast. Hangover Trail via Munds Wagon Trail and Cow Pies. Just finished doing this trail on horseback from 260 trailhead to Pine trailhead. Completed 42ish of the 60ish mile Highline Trail in 2 1/2 days! Description Starting from Slim Shady Trail near Yavapai Vista trailhead, it's a steep, technical climb to the top of the mesa. The mileage is closer to 55. Hard to follow in a few places but were able to see when back on trail with app & had GPS. Most of the decent is on this super fun singletrack to slick rock overlook. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Not many people on it. It is the essence of hiking and backpacking in Rim Country. Horton Creek Trail #285. ?The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. Walk up just past the Hatchery sign turn in towards the creek and there is a good camp, good water. Follow along as I ride Hiline in Sedona, Arizona with Jason Firsty, Kyle Mears, Craig Harvey and Adam Snyder. The most popular section for mountain bikers is the 6.5 mile segment from the 260 Trailhead to the See Canyon Trailhead. From See Canyon Trailhead, this trail ascends to the Mogollon Rim. Anything can happen at the best of times in this sport. fun trail. Show Printable Version; Subscribe to this Thread… 02-02-2020 #1. 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. Zane Grey (famous author) and Babe Haught (western pioneer) used the Highline Trail while hunting. Did 30.1 miles one day and 29.6 the next, total of 60 miles. One hour back down to parking. Along the way, the trail snakes along the … The majority of the trail is maybe single black due more to exposure than technicality, until near the end. LinkBack. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. 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).