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Mogollon Rim Viewpoints Loop - via 300D-300L, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Clints Well
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 2.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,570 feet
Elevation Gain 99 feet
Accumulated Gain 270 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.15
Interest Off Trail Hiking
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Potato Lake - Mogollon Rim
23  2014-09-25 Grasshopper
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  6:12am - 6:23pm
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A short, scenic, and partial off-trail lollypop loop hike to seven high elevation viewpoints from our Mogollon Rim.

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    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Mogollon Rim Viewpoints Loop - via 300D-300L
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    Potato Lake - Mogollon Rim
    Memorial Day weekend trip to Pine/Strawberry/Payson.
    Spent Sunday driving on Forest Road 300.
    Best stop of the day was to Potato Lake - - tough to find but worth it for the kids to throw rocks and walk the circumference easily. Not crowded at all. Couple of people fishing and one kayak. Nearby creek does not "connect" to this lake that I could see.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    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 hike description.
    page created by Grasshopper on Oct 12 2014 12:01 pm
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