Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Rim Vista Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 5, 2017
  Trip Report : August 25, 2012
  Trip Report : May 10, 2008
  Trip Report : August 4, 2007
  Trip Report : August 21, 2004
  Trip Report : July 3, 1999
where Sitgreaves National Forest
the hike     Summer time, and the hikin’ is easy on the Mogollon Rim east of Promontory Butte. We’ll enjoy the breeze and sweeping panoramas of the Rim Vista Trail, then return through the forest on the Military Sinkhole Trail and the General Crook Trail.
    Those who prefer a longer hike can add the Meadow Trail for an additional 2 miles.
distance 4 1/2 miles
time 3-4 hours with stops to enjoy the views.
EC +-200' elevation change
elevations 7519' (Mogollon Rim) to 7588' (trail junction)
type loop
starting at
Rim Top Trailhead 34° 18.333' N,  110° 53.806' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — General Crook, Military Sinkhole, and Rim Lakes Vista Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Heber
meet 7:00 AM in the parking lot of the Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the northwest curb away from Starbuck’s.
•  Take the Beeline Highway (Arizona 87) north to Payson.
Turn right and go east on Arizona 260.
Drive east 29 miles, past Kohls Ranch to the top of the Mogollon Rim.
Take the first left turn, on FR 300.
Go west a quarter mile to Rim Top Trailhead, where the hike begins.
91.9 miles from Target Center to Rim Top Trailhead.  183.8 round trip

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