Hiking The General George Crook Trail

The 14th most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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The General George Crook Trail (#140) follows a 138 mile route parallel to FS300 generally above the Mogollon Rim. The hiking 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 the 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 Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby General George Crook Trail including Highline National Recreation Trail, Arizona Trail - Blue Ridge Section, Mainstem Black River Trail, Woods Canyon Lake To Chevelon Lake, AD Bar Trail and Ackre Lake TrailHannagan Meadow 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.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf/

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

ID:  10956


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