50 mile single track trail through the forest along the Mogollon Rim. Breathtaking views, breathtakingly challenging.
Local time: 5:55 AM
The Highline Trail dates back more than 100 years to the 1870’s, when trails were built below the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona to connect the homesteads to early settlers and pioneers. The beauty of the area is overwhelming. The four miles just east of Christopher Creek are thought by most to be the most beautiful section of this scenic trail.
The trail, which lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs along the base of the Mogollon Rim, was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979. The Forest Service and many volunteers including several runners have worked countless hours over the years to restore, maintain, clear and mark this scenic and historic trail.