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Rock Crossing Trail #18B - Blue Ridge, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
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Distance One Way 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,720 feet
Elevation Gain 377 feet
Accumulated Gain 389 feet
Avg Time One Way 45 min
Kokopelli Seeds 2.7
Interest Perennial Creek
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Rock Crossing Trail #18
9  2006-07-02 chumley
11  2005-08-28 chumley
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  7:32am - 5:38pm
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Nearby Area Water
Rock Crossing Trail #18A - Blue Ridge
Rock Crossing Trail #18A - Blue Ridge
0.3 mi away
0.4 mi
-338 ft
Blue Ridge Reservoir - CC Cragin
Blue Ridge Reservoir - CC Cragin
0.8 mi away
Rock Crossing Trail #18C - Blue Ridge
1.0 mi away
0.7 mi
331 ft
Rock Crossing Campground Trail
1.0 mi away
1.0 mi
Rock Crossing Campground
1.1 mi away
East Clear Creek - FR95 to Kinder Crossing
East Clear Creek - FR95 to Kinder Crossing
2.6 mi away
4.5 mi
350 ft
Blue Ridge Campground
2.8 mi away
U - Bar Trail #28
U - Bar Trail #28
3.0 mi away
7.8 mi
1,325 ft
Bear Canyon (Middle) - Mogollon Rim
Bear Canyon (Middle) - Mogollon Rim
3.0 mi away
10.6 mi
805 ft
Houston Brothers Trail to Aspen Spring
Houston Brothers Trail to Aspen Spring
3.1 mi away
3.5 mi
314 ft
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Rock Crossing Trail #18B - Blue Ridge is a 1.4 mile one way hike with 389 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 51 miles south-southeast of Flagstaff Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Rock Crossing Trail #18 is split into three segments because it crosses Blue Ridge / C.C. Cragin Reservoir two times.

Segment #18B technically begins on the north arm of the lake, ascends Battleground Ridge, crossing FR123 at the pumping station, before descending to the south arm of the lake. However, most people access the trail from it's mid-point at FR123 and hike to either one arm of the lake or the other.

See also Segment #18A

See also Segment #18C

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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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    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Take the Rim Road (FR300) from Hwy 87 about 12 miles east to FR123. Travel on FR123 (Battleground Ridge) for about 8.5 miles from the Rim Road (FR300) to it's terminus at the reservoir pumping station.
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