Route: Highline Trail (AZ)

Submitted by Superstition Railway on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 03:10pm
Arizona, US
54.7 mi
Vertical Gain
8,400 ft

Highline Trail is a unique trail in Rim Country Arizona, runs east to west following Mogollon Rim. It starts from Pine Trailhead and ends at 260 Trailhead, has an elevation range from 5300ft to 6900ft.

This trail is rated as difficult, and relatively less traveled. With many water sources along the trail, it is possible to finish it in an unsupported way.

'National Recreation Trail. Beautiful vistas of rim canyons, brushy hills and distant mountains. Unique rock formations and wonderful stands of Ponderosa pine. Fire is an important aspect of the wild environment. The Dude Fire of 1990 burned portions of the forest along the Highline Trail; thus, this trail is an ideal place to observe how our forests rejuvenate themselves after a fire. The Highline Trail, established in 1870, was used to travel between homesteads and to attend school in Pine. Zane Grey and Babe Haught used the Highline Trail while hunting. The portion of the Highline Trail from Washington Park TH and Pine TH is part of the Arizona Trail."

The Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 mile (actually about 55 miles) is run on this trail every April.  We generally do not keep track of FKTs set in races, since the race websites do that.  The annual race winners are listed in the Wikipedia page on the event.  As of 2020, the CRs were set by Dave Mackey & Nikki Kimball in 2004.

GPS Track