FR 535

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4.4/5 (16 reviews)
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 02/05/2024
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If your looking for a good way to get up on top of the Mogollon Rim to camp in the Ponderosa Pines, you've come to the right place. FR 535 connects with a plethora of trails and camping spots.


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4.4/5 (16)
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63450
Temporary Closure
Visited: 02/05/2024

USFS lists this route as temporarily closed.
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13900
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is open and dry. Only saw one small spot with mud. Lots of camping available along this trail.
Trail Review: FR 535 - Todd Harkins
Trail Review: FR 535 - Todd Harkins
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2200
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/04/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a fun trail especially once you hit the mud! Great camping spots along this trail towards the end but if you camp close to waypoint 6 or 7 you will be very close to a quad track that people use all day and night. Very loud. But if you have a quad then it’s a great spot.
Trail Review: FR 535 - James Molenaar
Trail Review: FR 535 - James Molenaar
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75250
Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 08/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran west to east. West of Waypoint 7 was muddy with huge bogs. Several points were nearly impassable. 4WD and momentum to power through. I didn't get any photos of the bad spots since I didn't want to stop. If attempting to access East Pocket Road, taking Fry Lake Trail at Waypoint 7 is a better option.
Trail Review: FR 535 - Wade May
Trail Review: FR 535 - Wade May
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500
Not Reported
Visited: 04/16/2023

Eastern gate at 89A still closed as of 4/16

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