Backpack up the Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

Rate this Adventure Arizona Arizona Trail (Washington Park TH)

Added by Kaylee Sypherd

This awesome little gem of a hike is just about 2 hours north of Phoenix, AZ. Whether you want to do a day hike or a multi-day backpacking trip, this is a great trail to do it on!

This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim. The trail takes you through a gorgeous forest and rewards you with an awesome cliff side view at the summit. 2.25 miles into the trail, it intersects forest service road you can choose to continue traveling North on the AZT or take the 300 rd. This time, we chose to wander 2 miles East down the 300 road. Along this road there are many perfect camping spots with an incredible view. Although the 300 road is closed during the winter season to motor vehicles, it made our backpacking all the more enjoyable....peace and quiet! We set up camp for two nights and enjoyed some pretty spectacular sunsets!! This is my absolute favorite place to camp in Arizona.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Personal essentials (deodorant, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Clothing for the season
  • Water filter
  • Food
  • Camera
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Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Photography, Rock Climbing, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



6.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1500 Feet


Dog Friendly
Family Friendly

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Added by Kaylee Sypherd

On my way to earning a degree in Conservational Biology/Ecology and enjoying as many adventures as I can along the way!

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