East Pocket Road

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 03/05/2023

Trail Information


If you are a weekend explorer or want an area that can serve as a short expedition run, you've come to the right trail. East Pocket Road by itself is not terribly exciting, especially at the north end. However, it provides access to many incredible destinations, including the Mogollon Rim. Here you can find breathtaking views of the red rocks of Dedona and the northern Verde Valley below. One particular spot, known as the Edge of the World, has awesome dispersed primitive campsites. At the very end of the road, you'll find the East Pocket Lookout Tower, requiring a half-mile hike to see the tower and the incredible views.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (11)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Area is very dry and dusty. Trail is very well maintained.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Very easy trail, lots of atv passing by, beautiful camping areas at the very top, go to camping spot for sure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/24/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is open! Fire roads in great shape. Easy trip up to edge of the world. Saw some dispersed campers near Flagstaff and woody mountain road but it's wonderfully remote at the end. Surprisingly there is T-Mobile 5g service on most of the route.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/22/2021

Temporary closure due the Sycamore Canyon fire.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2021

This trail turned out to be our favorite for the day we ran trails in this area. Yes, it's a 1-1 Forest Service road, so you can use grandmother's Oldsmobile to travel it. But, the views are spectacular. We investigated some of the side roads and found some very interesting canyon views to the north with one spectacular spot for lunch. Unfortunately the gate to the lookout tower was locked when we arrived ... although it's a short hike to the tower, we voted to come back another day. The cow picture made us laugh ... it looked like pool day for the kiddos.

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