General Crook Trail is a 58.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Happy Jack, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive about 55 miles south on Forest Highway 3. Turn south (right) on AZ 87 and drive 9 miles to FR 300. You'll find a number of access points along this road. FH 3 and AZ 87 are paved. FR 300 is graveled and suitable for passenger vehicles except during winter when it is closed.
We used the General Crook Trail on our loop from Houston Brothers Trail to Fred Haught Trail. I rated this trail 3 stars only because the views right on the rim are beautiful. However the trail itself is very difficult to distinguish on this part of the route. We actually abandoned the trail and followed FR 300 through a majority of the way as it follows along side the trail and is literally on the rim. However, take note that there is a lot of vehicle traffic on FR 300, which was the only bummer on this route.