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.
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.