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Rim Top Trail #622

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Rim Top Trail #622

by: Honza
Location:  Payson, AZ          Longitude:  -110.8976    Latitude:  34.3057
A very scenic, flat, mostly paved trail following the rim top. Providing benches along the way with many open spots, it's a great place to relax and picnic.
Features and Interests:   The Mogollon Rim is the second most lightning struck area in the world, take cover during summer thunderstorms! This trail is wheelchair accessible between the Military Sinkhole Vista and Woods Canyon Lake Vista.
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
This trail meanders along the Mogollon Rim and provides spectacular views overlooking the rim. Starting at the trailhead, head southwest across the road towards the rim. This part of the trail is not paved but is in very good shape. After a quarter of a mile you will get the spectacular view where you will follow the rim to the Military Sinkhole Vista. Continue on past the Rim Lakes Vista and Woods Canyon Lake Vista to the end (marked by Mogollon Campground). This trail is a little long when doing full length, but one can turn around any time.
Trail Distance:  7.2 miles round-trip
Elevation:  7550ft - 7620ft   (change 70ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Moderate - requires some endurance, elevation changes
How Crowded:  Often frequented trail
Season:  February to November
Accomodations: (on site)   Toilets  Water  Ranger StationGo east out of Payson on Highway 260. Passing by Christopher Creek turnoffs, you will be taken up steep grade to the top of the Rim. On top of the Rim, watch for Rim Rd (FR 300) on your left. Turn left and travel short distance into parking area on right.Paved road or trail to the trailhead
260 Trailhead   -   Moderate : 6.5 miles long : 6650ft to 7600ft (change 950ft)
Woods Canyon Lake Trail   -   Easy : 4.2 miles long : 7520ft to 7600ft (change 80ft)
Drew Canyon Trail #291   -   Moderate : 3.8 miles long : 6760ft to 7600ft (change 840ft)
See Canyon Trail #184   -   Difficult : 7 miles long : 6100ft to 7860ft (change 1760ft)
See Spring Trail #185   -   Moderate : 2.5 miles long : 6100ft to 6600ft (change 500ft)
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