Highline National Recreation Trail

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Highline National Recreation Trail is a 48.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pine, Arizona that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
48.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8864 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

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23 days ago

1 month ago

Did 7 miles from Horton to Derrick. Spectacular Fall colors. Love this one!

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1 month ago

Started this from the east end (260 Trailhead) and only went in until I hit Drew Trail 291. Lovely hike with a variety of gullies and views. Much easier than Military Sinkhole Trail, which also starts at the 260 Trailhead.

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2 months ago

Made a loop along the Derrick 2.1 trail to the Highline 2.6 to Horton Springs and back down the Horton Creek 3.3 trail to car. Easy hike and beautiful places to camp. Avoid the Springs on the weekends if you can it gets crowded.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

I did the ranch loop, which includes part of the Highline trail that circles up and over the plateau near the Pine trailhead. It was a magnificent view. Only complaint is that some of the trail markers at the top of the plateau were vandalized/missing. Crummy people.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

I hiked 4 miles in and out, fabulous beautiful trail. It wasn't strenuous but kept the heart rate up. Great hike, highly recommended.

Monday, May 02, 2016

There's a short stretch of this trail between Horton Creek, and Derrick trails in Payson. It is FAR from easy.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

I only did a seven mile section of the 50 miles. I started at the town of Pine and hiked 7 miles west and back. Nice hike, many scenic areas. Elevation put you in the pines and not the desert.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014