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This old pioneer trail, which was built prior to 1909, starts high in the ponderosa pine, firs, and bracken fern. It originates at the Crook Trail, crosses the Hole-in-Ground gravel pit road and drops off of the Rim. The level trail from the Crook Trail to the road is flagged and blazed to aid in locating the trail. The trail down the Rim winds its way through pinyon pine, juniper, manzanita, buckbrush, and beargrass. Dramatic views off of the Rim occur throughout the length of the trail and is one of the best trails to experience the scenic Mogollon Rim.

Be watchful for a lag tree along the way, a tree that was once used as a fire lookout before lookout towers were built. Due to the steepness of this trail, be sure to wear sturdy shoes and carry plenty of water.

Directions: From Winslow, Take Forest Road 34 south for approximately 40 miles to Forest Road 300; turn right (west) and drive for approximately 3.4 miles to Forest Road 9350. Turn south on 9350 and travel one mile.

Elevation: 6,750 feet

Ending Elevation: 7,500 feet

Elevation Gain: 750 feet

Distance: 1.0 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona


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