Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Rim to Highline Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 18, 2018
  Trip Report : July 2, 2016
  Trip Report : July 10, 2010
  Trip Report : August 13, 2005
where? Sitgreaves National Forest
the hike     Wild, expansive vistas await us on this leisurely walk along the Mogollon Rim and down to Two Sixty Trailhead. Start on the Rim Lakes Vista Trail, then bail out at the Military Sinkhole to make our way down to the junction where the Highline Trail begins. Come prepared for sunshine, clouds, pleasant breezes, and inspiring scenery of the Zane Grey country.
    This hike is described in Footloose from Phoenix, by Ted Tenny, pages 235-240.
distance 4.7 miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +275'-1185' elevation change
elevations 7643' (Mogollon Rim) to 6621' (Two Sixty Trailhead)
type one way
starting at
Rim Top Trailhead 34° 18.335' N,  110° 53.801' W  [NAD27]
ending at
Two Sixty Trailhead 34° 18.408' N,  110° 57.066' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Rim Lakes Vista Trail #622, Military Sinkhole Trail #179
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 6:00 AM in the parking lot of 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 northernmost curb facing Shea Blvd. opposite the Target store.
•  Take the Beeline Highway (Arizona 87) north to Payson.
•  Turn right on AZ 260 and drive east past Kohls Ranch to the Two Sixty Trailhead. It’s on the left side of the highway, before you get to the top.
We’ll leave one car at Two Sixty Trailhead, where the hike ends. Go back to highway 260, turn left and drive to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Take the first left turn, onto FR 300. Rim Top Trailhead is just ahead, on a side road on the right

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