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Gooseneck Trail - Kaibab National Forest

Summary: A flat hike along a peninsula of land with good views into the Kanab Creek Wilderness 2000 feet below.
Directions: From Flagstaff drive north on Highway 89.  Turn left on Highway 89A and drive to Jacob Lake. Head south on Highway 67 for a couple hundred feet then turn right on Forest Road (FR) #461. Drive 5.4 miles to the intersection with FR #462 and turn right. Drive 3.2 miles to the intersection with FR #22 and turn left. Drive a 8.6 miles and turn right on FR #447, drive another 3.8 miles and turn left onto FR #427. Drive 2.5 miles and turn right onto FR #227 and follow this somewhat rougher and less traveled road 7.6 miles to the trailhead.
Road Conditions: High Clearance Vehicle
Navigation: Easy
Length: 10 miles round trip
Date Hiked: October, 2004
Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy and cool
Required Skills: None
Hike Description: From the sign post and trailhead pick up the path as it heads down a short hill through the pinyon and juniper forest. The trail soon levels out and is flat and easy walking the entire way as it heads through the scrub. Though it obviously does not see a lot of use, the path has been well marked by the Forest Service who has lined the path with dead logs and branches. After a bit of hiking you'll get some views down to the left into the drainage of Sowats Canyon and when you reach the end you'll have views of Jumpup Canyon and Kanab Creek in the distance. When ready return the way you came.
Rating (1-5 stars):
The author and his wife completed this hike at a brisk pace in just under 3 hours.
Maps: Kaibab NF map available at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center located in Jacob Lake.
Books:  None
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The entire trail looks just like this. View into Kanab Creek at the end
of the Gooseneck