Highline Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 50.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Rural/Backcountry
States: Arizona
Latitude: 34.374174   Longitude: -111.443433

Starts at Pine Trailhead (Hwy 87). From City of Mesa, drive north for 78 miles to Payson. Then north again for 18 miles to just south of Pine. Ends at 260 Trailhead (Hwy 260. Drive on 260 out of Payson for 24 miles (near mile post 279) to trail turnoff.


Steep, rocky terrain along the Mogollon Rim with spectacular views, canyons, brushy hills. Established in 1870, Zane Grey used the trail while hunting in the area. Travel route between homesteads, schools.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1978

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jim Payne
Forest Supervisor
Tonto National Forest
23/24 East McDowell Rd.
Phoenix , AZ 85006
(602) 225-5200



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