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Camp Grasshopper - Mogollon Rim-C/Site#4, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 7,570 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  7:31am - 5:40pm
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Bear Canyon Upper - West Bear Canyon Loop
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Railroad Tunnel Trail #390
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Bear Canyon Upper - East Bear Canyon Loop
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Blue Ridge - AZT #27
Blue Ridge - AZT #27
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Cabin Loop - Mogollon Rim
Cabin Loop - Mogollon Rim
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Fred Haught Trail #141
Fred Haught Trail #141
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Bear Canyon (Upper) - Mogollon Rim
Bear Canyon (Upper) - Mogollon Rim
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Colonel Devin Trail #290
Colonel Devin Trail #290
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Crackerbox Canyon
Crackerbox Canyon
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Camp Grasshopper - Mogollon Rim-C/Site#4 is a 13.5 mile one way car camp trip. Located 57 miles south-southeast of Flagstaff Arizona. May and September are the best months to enjoy this trip. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Overview: Nice first come, first serve vehicle camping area off remote and legal to drive FR398 in the shaded pines and oaks above upper Bear Canyon for 1-4 vehicles/1-4 tent campers maximum (elevation at 7570ft). From this FR398 car camp is recommended AUTUMN off-trail hike description "Bear Canyon Upper - West Bear Canyon Loop" and with a short 1.5ml drive to FR300G is recommended AUTUMN off-trail hike "Bear Canyon Upper - East Bear Canyon Loop". It should be noted that FR398 is high clearance/4WD only shortly past this campsite location.

    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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To car camp trip
    From the Phoenix area- Drive Hwy 87 north through Payson, Pine, and Strawberry.. approx 10.5 miles north of Strawberry on Hwy 87 at MP281.1, turn right at signed FR300 (the Rim Road) and continue on FR300 for ~13.2 miles to the intersection with easy to miss but signed FR398. Turn left onto FR398 and continue for ~.30 miles to road "right side" Parking for Camp Grasshopper C/Site#4 (at waypoint 34.44423 -111.23421). There is also parking for ~2 vehicles approx 200ft further on FR398 on left side. Please Note: It is highly recommended that you download and follow the Driving Route (with key waypoints) posted above to this Car Camp description;
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