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Fred Haught Trail #141Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking15.30 Miles 1,480 AEG
Hiking15.30 Miles   6 Hrs   8 Mns   2.75 mph
1,480 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Having car camped the night before, I decided to hike on part of the cabin loop on the Fred Haught Trail, which I had never hiked on before. From my campsite, I took the Rim Road to just past the turnoff to FR 95, and went on a forest raod to the left (I think it is FR 194, but I can't remember). I parked farther off of the Rim Road than I needed to, but I was at a nice shady spot -- which was a good place for a well-deserved post-hike cold adult beverage!

I took part of the General Crook Trail over to the Fred Haught Trail. After about a half mile on the Fred Haught Trail I stopped at the nicely restored General Springs Cabin. From there, I continued hiking and eventually came to the spur trail for the Fred Haught Cabin. I went to this cabin, but all that is left of it is the chimney.

From there I went back to the Fred Haught Trail and decided to head toward the Pinchot Cabin. Trail signage indicated that the Pinchot Cabin was only about 2.5 miles away; however, it was quite a bit farther than that. I continued on the Fred Haught Trail to the point where the trail continued on FR 95 through a hairpin turn. By this time I had already gone 8.5 miles, and in looking at my GPS I figured that the Pinchot Cabin was a good mile away. That would have given me more mileage than I was looking for on this day, so I decided to turn around and head back. Rather than completely retracing my steps, once I got to a trail crossing on FR 95, I took 95 back to the Rim Road and my vehicle. FR 95 seemed to stay on a ridge between Fred Haught Canyon and Bear Canyon. I hiked part of the time on the road(which was in the mid-day sun) and part of the time 100-200 feet off the road to enjoy a mix of sun and shade.

I really enjoyed hiking on the Fred Haught Trail -- the trail was very well maintained and it was nice to hike on. The trail went through a forest that had been well-maintained: trees had been thinned out and most of the underbrush was gone, and the trees were very healthy looking!

I saw a good bit of bear scat on the trail, but no bears. The only wildlife that I saw was an elk that I caught a glimpse of while hiking on FR 95.

I have never driven on the western section of the Rim Road before, and it was in much worse shape than I thought it would be. 4WD was not needed, but the road was a bit rough in a number of places.

This was a nice couple of days up on the Rim. I hiked for 2 days and car camped for one night, and I never saw another human the entire time.
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