Highline Access

4/5 (4 reviews)
Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

Trail Information


If camping and exploring trails with your 4x4 in the pines sounds like a great time, then this would be the spot to start. Camping in this area makes a great starting point for exploring the Arizona Mogollon Rim country near Payson, Arizona. The trail is easily accessible from FR64, Control Road and located near the East Verde Creek at Verde Glen. All within an easy trail ride from camp, you can hunt geodes at Brody Hill, rock crawl Pyeatt Draw or go for a hike on the Highline Trail #31. The trail has many beautiful dispersed campsites along the way, the one at the end is below the Mogollon Rim, allowing access to the Highline Hiking Trail.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (4)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 09/25/2021

Looks like the rains may have washed out any "smoothing" dirt on this road. It isn't difficult, it's just long and bouncy ... kind of like an Arizona cobbled street trail. The views are great at the end of the trail though.
Official Crew
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/13/2018

Lot's of great camping on this easy trail. The trail runs right up to the base of the Mogollon Rim and the Highline Hiking Trail. It's really scenic going out and back with very little if any traffic.

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