General George Crook Bike Trail

The 70th most popular mountain bike trail in Arizona.

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The General George Crook Trail (#140) follows a 138 mile mountain bike route parallel to FS300 generally above the Mogollon Rim. The trail is marked with intervisible chevrons (Vs) on the trees adjacent to the trail. The trail merges with Forest Road 300 on top of the Rim. A few mileposts with mileage indicated from Camp Verde have been placed along the trail by local clubs and groups. Many portions of the trail are not maintained as a footpath. Instead the chevrons blaze themountain bike route to follow. No overnight camping is allowed within the 200-foot wide corridor of the trail or within 1/4 mile from water sources.

The trail can be accessed on the Chevelon/Heber Ranger Districts from the west by means of Forest Road 300 south of Knolls Lake. An easy way to find the trail is by visiting the Rim Visitor Center on State Highway 260. The trail passes just east of the Center and is well-marked. There are also numerous roads south of State Highway 260 that bisect the trail. Major trailheads are at Military Sinkhole and Al Fulton Point.

Overall, General George Crook Bike Trail is the 70th most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby General George Crook Bike Trail including Ackre Lake Trail, Georges Lake Trail, Hannagan Meadow Loop, Luna Lake Loop, Terry Flat Loop and Williams Valley Loop.

General Crook Trail in Apache NF (AZ/US)

General Crook Trail in Apache NF (AZ/US)


Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 535-4481; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  5789


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