The General George Crook Trail (#140) follows a 138 mile route parallel to FS300 generally above the Mogollon Rim. The horseback riding trail is marked with intervisible chevrons (Vs) on the trees adjacent to the trail. The horseback riding 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.
Access: Drive about 55 miles south of Flagstaff 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.
Overall, General George Crook Horse Trail is the 10th most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona.