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Rim Country Trail Stewards on the Highline

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Join Wild Arizona , the US Forest Service , and Rim Country Mountain Biking Association for another cohosted day of volunteer trail maintenance on the Highline Trail this spring, as part of the region's new stewardship collaborative: Rim Country Trail Stewards.

Meet us at Washington Park Trailhead (link below) at 9:00 a.m., Saturday April 15th, and come prepared for a half-day of trail maintenance work to include corridor brushing, log removal, tread work, and/or rock work. We will aim to be back at the trailhead by noon. No experience necessary!

Also, for those interested, stick around for a group mountain bike ride on Highline afterwords!

(for those coming from farther away that are interested in camping for this event, please reach out to

More about the Highline

The Highline Trail has been around since the late 1800's, when it used as a travel corridor connecting Payson to Pine. Over the years, it became well known as a hiking trail, and was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1978. Today, the Highline shares 17 miles with the AZT and is a famous mountain biking destination.

Despite this history, the old trail was unsustainable and suffered heavily from erosion and other damage. Thankfully, over the last several years, the Highline Trail Restoration Initiative has been completing much needed maintenance and reroutes of the trail. Now, the Highline is becoming a world-class trail system, and model for sustainable trails in the region.

Join us in the effort and become part of your local stewardship community by coming out with Wild AZ, the USFS, and RCMBA on April 15th.


Washington Park Trailhead Parking

34.430642397320526, -111.26077322047728

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What to Bring:

Day bag/backpack

Water bottles (2 liters minimum)

Lunch, snacks

Rain jacket and extra layers

Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions:

Luke Koenig

443 676 3200

More about Rim Country Trail Stewards:

RCTS is a partner collective, established to engage citizens, communities, and local agencies through trail stewardship, volunteerism, collaboration, and education, for the purpose of developing a long term sustainable legacy trail system across the Mogollon Rim Region.

We're a new, collaborative group made up of partners that include Wild Arizona, the National Forest Foundation, the US Forest Service, Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Rim Country Mountain Biking Association, and community members like you! Our goal is to build an open community surrounding trail stewardship in the Mogollon Rim Region. Interesting in becoming a Trail Steward? Come out to an event!

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About Wild Arizona


PO Box 40340, Tucson, AZ 85717, US

Mission Statement

Wild Arizona’s mission is to protect, link, and restore wild lands and waters across Arizona and beyond, for the enrichment and health of all citizens, and to ensure Arizona's native plants and animals a lasting home in wild nature. We organize and amplify multi-community voices of support for legislation and special designations; advocate for conservation science-based environmental policy and planning; and cultivate stewardship, social/environmental awareness, and well-being through outdoor volunteerism, science, and education.


Wild Arizona is the newly launched merger of Arizona Wilderness Coalition with the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. We are blending two long-standing conservation organizations with strong roots in Arizona’s rich conservation history, the wilderness movement, the Colorado River community, deep ecology/rewilding, outdoor adventure, field-based ecological research, hands-on habitat restoration, and working for and with tribal partners.


Community, Environment


Sat Apr 15, 2023
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Washington Park TrailheadPayson, AZ 85541







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