White Hills Route


Scenery varies from grasslands to piñon pine and includes the riparian habitat associated with the East Verde River. Route ends in the vicinity of the East Verde River. Check current/forecasted weather conditions at Ranger District before using, as recent snows can cause problems with road surface conditions. Also, thunderstorms and subsequent runoff can raise the water level of the East Verde River significantly in a short amount of time.

At a Glance

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Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Do not drink untreated water. Giardia, a protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams. Dispose of waste properly. Leave what you find. Pack it in pack it out. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information


Follow FR 209 to junction with FR 209A (Cedar Flat Rd.). Follow FR 209A across the East Verde River to the junction with FR 406 (Doll Baby Rd.). Route ends at this point.



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Day Hiking

Routehead: 4,950 ft. elev. (1,509 m) State Highway 87 approx. MP 259. Junction with Forest Service Road FR 209 (Crackerjack Rd.) in the Buckhead Mesa area.
Fire InformationMinimize campfire impacts
Elevation descHighest: 5,320 ft. (1,622 m); Lowest: 3,400 ft. (1,037 m)
Difficulty Level: Difficult