Historic Cabin Loop

Camp Verde, Arizona

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This relatively easy loop through magnificent ponderosa pine forest follows historic trails and features historic cabins and hundred-mile views from the Mogollon Rim. This hike follows trails that parallel dirt roads at times. During hunting season, use caution and wear bright clothing. These trails were used in the pioneer days to travel through this rugged country before modern highways and dirt roads were built. Most of these old trails have been lost to road construction or neglect. Recently, the U.S. Forest Service rediscovered the routes of several historic trails and restored them. However, some sections of the Cabin Loop receive little travel and may be faint.
Backpacking Arizona: From Deep Canyons to Sky Islands (3rd printing)

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Backpacking Arizona: From Deep Canyons to Sky Islands (3rd printing)

by Bruce Grubbs (Wilderness Press)

This relatively easy loop through magnificent ponderosa pine forest follows historic trails and features historic cabins and hundred-mile views from the Mogollon Rim. This hike follows trails that parallel dirt roads at times. During hunting season, use caution and wear bright clothing.

These trails were used in the pioneer days to travel through this rugged country before modern highways and dirt roads were built. Most of these old trails have been lost to road construction or neglect. Recently, the U.S. Forest Service rediscovered the routes of several historic trails and restored them. However, some sections of the Cabin Loop receive little travel and may be faint.

© 2012 Bruce Grubbs/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Camp Verde
Distance: 21.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,860 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 days
Season: Best April, October
Additional Use: Hunting, Camping
Features: Views
Local Contacts: Mogollon Rim District, Coconino National Forest, HC 31, Box 300, Happy Jack, Arizona 86024, (928) 477-2255 www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino
Local Maps: Blue Ridge Reservoir, Dane Canyon U.S.G.S.
Driving Directions: Directions to Historic Cabin Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2009
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Beautiful trail! Saw lots of wildlife including a herd of elk, a little black bear, and a white tail deer. Trail is marked pretty well. GPS not needed but recommended. Overall, it was a great trip!


8/6/2006
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This is a beatiful and somewhat easy trip. Me and my two sons (12 year olds) did on a 3 day weekend. The trail was difficult to find at times and I strongly recommend a GPS with waypoints loaded. Otherwise the Fred Haught Portion of the Trail (part of Arizona trail) is absolutely gorgeous. Weather was 75-80 degrees partly cloudy. Water was plentiful but definately required filtration. This trail has cool historic meaning. I highly recommend this easy trip.


10/29/2005
1

This is a must do trip... the daytime highs were in the 60s, the nights offered perfect sleeping weather high 30s. Many of the aspens were just past peek, but the brilliant reds offered by the maples more then made up for that. There was an abundance of wildlife, we saw several heards of whitetails throughout our late morning hikes, and even had a heard watch us eat breakfast from accross the stream. I highly recommend this trip for those searching for an enjoyable weekend trip.



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May 2018