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Military Sinkhole Trail #179, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,662 feet
Elevation Gain 945 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,090 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.43
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15  2018-08-11
Highline - Woods - Crook - Rim - Sinkhole
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10  2018-08-11
Highline - Woods - Crook - Rim - Sinkhole
joebartels
16  2018-07-12
Mogollon Rim Vista Loop
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3  2018-01-10 MountainMatt
6  2017-08-19
Woods Rim Loop
chumley
22  2017-08-15
Drew Highline General Crook Loop
markthurman53
15  2017-08-05
Highline - Drew - Woods Canyon - Sinkhole Loop
The_Eagle
15  2017-08-05
Highline - Drew - Woods Canyon - Sinkhole Loop
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun → 8 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:00am - 5:18pm
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Military Sinkhole Trail #179 is a 2.8 mile one way hike with 1,090 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 68 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: The trail starts on the Rim near the military road built by Gen. George Crook. Access is from either Two-Sixty Trailhead or FR 300; 1.9 miles west of Hwy. 260 (at the scenic vista parking lot).

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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To Two-Sixty Trailhead
From Payson take 260 east. About 5 miles past the second exit to the Christopher Creek loop slow down, watch your back and turn left just past the sign to the 260 trailhead. The turnoff is past Colcord Road and marker 278. There is parking and a permanent toilet at this trailhead.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 114 mi - about 2 hours 8 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 212 mi - about 3 hours 28 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 138 mi - about 2 hours 33 mins
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