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Johnson Canyon Railroad Hike

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Another Behind the Hike. This hike appears in Five Star Trails: Flagstaff and Sedona. The hike itself is a fair bit west of Williams, but before you get to Ash Fork.

JCRR W tunnel

DATE: 8/29/10

COMPANIONS: none

START TIME: 12:45p

END TIME: 4pm

ACTUAL MILES: 7.98

OFFICIAL MILES: 7.9

TH COORDINATES: N 35° 14.626 / W 112° 21.755 / 5926’

LOW ELEVATION: 5926’

HIGH ELEVATION: 6363’

NEED TO KNOW: No water. Bit of a drive. No official trailhead.

The hardest part about the hike is finding the trailhead in the maze of marginally marked forest roads. One of the few poor reviews I’ve had of this book griped specifically how they could not find the trailhead from my directions.

This is one of the few hikes where I encountered no one on the trail. It is also the hike where I encountered a rattlesnake.

Her are my video notes, edited somewhat for your sanity.