• Telephone Hill Trailhead to Orderville Trailhead


  • 16.6 miles

Southern Access Point: Telephone Hill Trailhead


About 13.5 miles south of Jacob Lake on AZ 67, look for a sign pointing to FR 429 on the west side. Do not turn right onto FR 429, but instead turn left (east) onto FR 241. In 0.1 miles, the AZT crosses the road, but there is no parking here. Continue another 0.1 miles to a little campsite on the left, where you may be able to park.

Northern Trailhead: Orderville Trailhead


From Jacob Lake, head east on US 89A for 2.2 miles, then turn right (south) on FR 205. The trailhead is on the left.

Trail Route Description

Throughout this passage the route follows Trail #101 and it begins at the Telephone Hill Trailhead on FR 241. From here it heads generally north and parallels Highway 67. The trail reaches a drainage and crosses it, and at the top of the drainage a road is crossed and then the trail continues in a north/northeast direction. The trail crosses FR 205 twice and then crosses FR 205B. It runs next to FR 225 for a while and then begins a long gradual descent. It follows a drainage all the way down to Big Ridge Tank, and after a short climb the trail continues descending until it reaches the Orderville Canyon Trailhead and Highway 89A.


  • Easy to Moderate



There is a good water source about six miles into the passage otherwise water sources are scarce and unreliable.  Check the online Arizona Trail Water Report for current information at https://aztrail.org/explore/water-sources/.


  • All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
  • The Arizona Trail is marked with brown fiberglass posts with a Kaibab Plateau Trail decal near the top.


  • Map of Passage 41
  • USGS Topographic Maps: Telephone Hill and Jacob Lake.
  • Kaibab National Forest map.
  • BLM Information Center maps.

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Current Passage Info

Coconino & Kaibab National Forests Lift Fire Restrictions

Coconino & Kaibab National Forests Lift Fire Restrictions

Due to significant precipitation received across the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests of northern Arizona, fire restrictions and certain area closures will be lifted starting at noon on Tuesday, June 28. Fire-related area closures will remain in effect around the perimeters of the Pipeline and Haywire fires but have been reduced in size. The decision to lift fire restrictions was made based on the amount of precipitation both received and forecasted across both forests. While a ban on campfires and smoking has been lifted, visitors are reminded that fireworks are never allowed on National Forest land at any time. Please check National Forest websites before traveling and recreating to learn more about area closures and restrictions, which can change rapidly.
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